To Juice or to Blend?

To Juice or to Blend?

Fresh liquid nutrition is really big these days. Cold pressed juice stands are popping up all over metro areas. Jamba Juice and competitors have hundreds of branches nationwide, and companies like Vitamix and Blendtec are selling $500 machines like hot … Continue reading

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Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Sugary soft drinks are taking a toll on our collective health. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has demonstrated the ill effects of daily consumption: Healthy adults who drank an 8-ounce sugary soft drink every … Continue reading

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Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

We’re used to food company press releases touting the health benefits of their new products coming to market. In many cases, it’s just health-washing, without any real substance. But now, General Mills isn’t even bothering with that. In an interview … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Parents: How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush

5 Tips for Parents: How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush

With Halloween just 6 days away, nutrition minded parents are stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to find a way to protect their kids from the great sugar hunt that is also known as Trick-or-Treat. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Hunger vs. Appetite

Hunger vs. Appetite

This is a guest blog post by Dina Rose, PhD. It was originally published here. We have an almost-pathological fear of kids being hungry in this country. I’m not talking about real hunger. I’m talking about the kind of hunger … Continue reading

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Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

At the FNCE food expo earlier this week, Campbell’s had a very large booth showcasing new products. The company is not just about soups. The V8 juice line has been steadily growing and now has branched into the enticing bars … Continue reading

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Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

For years, frustrated dieters have wondered how two people could eat the same exact food, with one gaining weight and the other staying as skinny as a flagpole. The answer was usually a “faster metabolism”, but the underlying scientific mechanisms … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

America has become an obesogenic country. That’s because everywhere you turn to, unhealthy food and beverage are within arm’s reach. Supermarkets have become part of the problem. In a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 240 … Continue reading

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