Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumer Reports recently conducted a survey of 1000 people to learn about people’s attitudes regarding food labels.It’s amazing to see how marketers manage to dupe shoppers with meaningless drivel. The saddest example is the term “Natural”; 3 out of 5 … Continue reading

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4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

A friend recently told us she was thinking of starting a Juice Plus supplement regime for herself, and perhaps becoming a distributor. As she was about to drop $178 just for her own consumption, she asked us what we thought. … Continue reading

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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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