Are Nutrition Labels Interfering with Your Weight Loss?

Are Nutrition Labels Interfering with Your Weight Loss?

You are what you eat, so it makes sense to have that information readily available on packages when buying food at the supermarket. As science is evolving, the FDA is making several changes to the mandatory nutrition facts label, as … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup – What You Need to Know

Corn Syrup – What You Need to Know

Corn syrup is not the same as High Fructose Corn Syrup but they are related. It is used abundantly in the modern food industry and you’ve probably seen listed as an ingredient on various products at the supermarket. Additionally, you … Continue reading

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Be Careful With Smoothies

Be Careful With Smoothies

The summer season is quickly approaching and temperatures are climbing. People are drinking more to stay hydrated, often carelessly gulping too many calories. Smoothies have long enjoyed a health halo, but are they truly deserving of it? The answer is … Continue reading

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Is Food Diversity Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Is Food Diversity Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Never in the history of mankind has food been so abundant for the majority of humanity. In the Western world, the cost of food as a percent of income is lower than it was a century ago and before. Globalization … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. For some, the last day of a long weekend, kicking off the summer and lighting up the grill. For others, a painful day of mourning. Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th. About 40 years … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Grilling & Nutrition Tips

Memorial Day Grilling & Nutrition Tips

Despite its name and historical significance, for most Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of grilling season. The nation’s appreciation for fallen heroes is intertwined with families and friends getting together to celebrate the season’s first barbeque. When you … Continue reading

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Super Spirulina Smoothie

Super Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina is a blue-green algae rich with protein, vitamins (like B complex, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron), minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants. According to the University of  Maryland Medical Center, spirulina holds a number of health benefits: * boosting the … Continue reading

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Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Once upon a time you’d drive to a gas station to get your car filled up. Today, there’s a good chance you will fill yourself up as well. There are fast food joints, delis, and convenience stores in almost every … Continue reading

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Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Last week, the FDA finalized the nutrition labeling requirements for food products sold in the US. Manufacturers have 2 years to adjust their labels. One of the interesting changes is a new requirement, to label vitamin D content. What is … Continue reading

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DIY Dairy-Free Milk

DIY Dairy-Free Milk

Dairy-free milk has grown exceedingly popular in the past few years. People are choosing dairy-free milk for a number of reasons: lactose intolerance and other digestive issues unhealthy and unethical factory farming practices, hope for clearer skin. To cater to … Continue reading

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