7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 1)

7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 1)

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN The #1 New Year’s resolution according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology is to lose weight.  So many of us start off with the … Continue reading

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One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

America’s addiction to sugar is one of the biggest health threats of this century. Yet, most people have no clue how much sugar has been added to their yogurt, cereal, or snack bar. If you don’t know how much sugar … Continue reading

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Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, surprising news for those of us who like to drink. Alcohol, consumed in the right amount, may help people with creative problem solving. It’s all about the dosage. Scientists from the Department of … Continue reading

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Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

There is no shortage of snack bar brands out there. A popular subcategory is the protein bar. They have become the darling of the weight loss crowd due to the magnetic pull of the beloved macronutrient protein, which helps with … Continue reading

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More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

A study published earlier this month in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, tracked the academic performance of 8500 schoolchildren over several years. Bottom line: kids who ate fast food more often in fifth grade, exhibited test scores 20% lower than their … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

There is no shortage of food products geared towards the weight loss market. After all, 50 million Americans will start (or restart) a weight loss diet next week. Catering to this large demographic has become a key strategy for many … Continue reading

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About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Every parent’s dream is a kid who eats her veggies. For various reasons (avalanche of ads for less healthy foods, poor adult … Continue reading

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5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Merry Christmas! 2000 years ago, in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, people lived an agrarian life. During the time of Jesus, food was not easy to come by. Malnutrition was a real and recurring threat. A dry winter meant less food … Continue reading

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5 Last Minute Foodie Gift Ideas for Christmas

5 Last Minute Foodie Gift Ideas for Christmas

There are thousands of different kitchen gadgets that will be given and received as Christmas gifts tomorrow. Most will find their way to the attic or garage by next Christmas. If you are a foodie or love one, here are … Continue reading

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McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has had a good run in the last decade. Despite fears that health conscious consumers would avoid its burgers and fries, the company’s stock shot up 700% since its low in 2003. This was achieved mostly through … Continue reading

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