Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Today is Meatless Monday, and also the first ever World Meat Free Day. If you’ve followed the growth of the “meatless” campaign in the last few years, the main messages are centered around improving your health and saving planet Earth … Continue reading

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Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Half a handful of peanuts or tree nuts per day may decrease your chance of death from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A cohort study of 120 thousand … Continue reading

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What Food to Bring to the Beach?

What Food to Bring to the Beach?

There’s nothing quite like the beach on a hot summer day. For some of us, it is a quick drive from home. For those who are coastal challenged, a rare treat. In any case, frolicking in the waves and building … Continue reading

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The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

Contrary to popular belief, Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, annual sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea, reached $7 Billion in recent years. The industry has quadrupled itself since … Continue reading

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Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Peanut butter is an amazing food, but one of the challenges people face is portion control. Due to the high fat content in peanuts, peanut butter tends to be high in calories. A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

When it comes to battling the obesity epidemic, New York City has been at the forefront of public health policy for well over a decade. New York was one of the first cities to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus … Continue reading

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Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Jelly Belly, the iconic manufacturer of Jelly Beans will launch an organic line later this year. The organic jelly beans will be made from “real fruit juice” and will use no artificial colorings. Does this make them healthier than regular … Continue reading

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Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Kitchen is a well known brand in vegetarian circles. The company, founded in 1988, offers a plethora of frozen meals that are all vegetarian, mostly organic and non-GMO, and contain less to no artificial additives compared to the competition. … Continue reading

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Congress Undermines the FDA’s Menu Labeling Regulations

Congress Undermines the FDA’s Menu Labeling Regulations

Last November, we jubilantly reported about the FDA’s rules for calorie labels in restaurants. The rules were the result of a 2011 proposal, and are to be implemented by the end of this year. Congress, fueled by food industry lobbying … Continue reading

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Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Just in time for the 4th of July, Snapple is offering a patriotic iced tea. This is an idiotic idea that will surely succeed, as it plays on consumers’ heartstrings and loyalty to country. From Snapple: Tastes like freedom! Behold. … Continue reading

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