How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

Starbucks is rolling out new drinks for the summer. In a press release on Monday, the coffee-shop behemoth announced 3 sodas: Fizzio™ Handcrafted Sodas are carbonated fresh and debut in three classic flavors with a Starbucks twist – Spiced Root … Continue reading

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The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

If you are a parent, or still remember your childhood days, you know that getting kids to eat more veggies is not always easy. A behavioral scientist who happens to be a parent of three young children decided to conduct … Continue reading

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The Velveeta Recall – A Reminder to Avoid Fake Cheese

The Velveeta Recall – A Reminder to Avoid Fake Cheese

As you may have already heard, Kraft is recalling Velveeta in several states, after discovering that 260 cases of the product were manufactured with an insufficient amount of preservative. Oh, the irony. Velveeta “cheese product” has been faking it since … Continue reading

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Try This Strange Vegetable in Tomato Sauce

Try This Strange Vegetable in Tomato Sauce

Okra (known in other countries as bamia, bindi, ladies’ fingers, or gumbo) is an interesting vegetable. Popular in the south, but rarely seen in the rest of the US, this goo-filled green is considered a delicacy when breaded and deep … Continue reading

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Broccoli 2.0 – Enjoy the Stems

Broccoli 2.0 – Enjoy the Stems

Broccoli is one of the top symbols of healthy food, and has been for generations. While many of today’s children are being taught at an early age to appreciate the delicate broccoli florets, there is one part of this healthy … Continue reading

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4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

Fourth of July is coming up, a big holiday for our nation, and for hot dogs. After reading this, you may want to reconsider what you put on the grill. Scientists at the Department of Human Nutrition, Warsaw University of … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Better late than never. Early last year, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would switch to non-GMO ingredients for its various ice cream flavors by the end of the year. That did not happen, but progress is being made, as reported … Continue reading

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How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have cared for an elderly spouse or parent slowly losing their memory and other cognitive capabilities, you would probably do anything to stop or reverse this terrible affliction. Although we can’t turn back the clock, a dietary intervention … Continue reading

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As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

A supreme court decision last week could help consumers trying to understand what’s really inside the products they are buying. In a unanimous decision, the court granted POM Wonderful permission to sue Coca-Cola over the latter’s labeling of its Minute … Continue reading

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Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting has been a human tradition for thousands of years. Whether for religious, political, or  perceived health benefits, people all over the world still practice some sort of abstinence from food for a 24 hour period of time. In some … Continue reading

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