4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

This may come as a surprise, but there are simple explanations for the phenomenon: 1. Many people exercise in order to lose weight. After all, it’s all about calories in versus calories out. However, most of us grossly overestimate the … Continue reading

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When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

The rise of TV cooking shows over the past several decades should have been accompanied by an increase in home cooked meals, but unfortunately that is not the case. Shows like Master Chef are the equivalent of Olympic gymnastics – … Continue reading

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Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

A new study shows a high correlation between diet soda intake and waist circumference in older Americans. Researchers followed 700 Americans over the age of 65 for over 10 years. The diet soda drinkers gained 3.2 inches in waist circumference, … Continue reading

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Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. News flash! Americans are so lacking in protein that they need to get 25% of their Daily Value from a bottle of iced … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Guinness is Good for You”. That’s what the brewery claimed about its Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on the scientific method of asking people how they felt after drinking a pint! Most answered that they felt better. … Continue reading

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What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

Titanium Dioxide is a popular chemical used to whiten paints, sunscreen, and toothpaste. It’s also used to whiten powdered sugar. Because, for some reason, regular powdered sugar just isn’t white enough. The titanium dioxide used in powdered sugar is manufactured … Continue reading

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Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles, the decades old “cheese” slice product used in billions of sandwiches across that the nation, has the nutrition world abuzz with anger and surprise. Kraft Singles were to chosen to be the first product to receive a “Kids … Continue reading

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Why Do People in Hot Countries Eat Spicy Food?

Why Do People in Hot Countries Eat Spicy Food?

If you look at a map of global cuisine, you’ll notice that the hotter the climate, the spicier the food. This evolution of this spicy food culture is not by chance. There are several reasons for this development: 1. Spices … Continue reading

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Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

People across the world can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many parts of Asia are firmly rooted in tea culture. That said, many … Continue reading

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5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries.In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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