What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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Herbalife – 35 Years of False Hopes for Weight Loss

Herbalife – 35 Years of False Hopes for Weight Loss

Herbalife has helped millions of people part ways with their money since 1980. Last year, the company had revenues of almost $4 billion dollars, and a net profit of close to half a billion dollars. All this from aggressively selling … Continue reading

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Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel, manufacturer of iconic Spam, announced last week the acquisition of its polar opposite, Applegate Farms. The deal, at $775 million, is a huge win for Applegate’s founding team, but as with all acquisitions of small idealistic brands by big … Continue reading

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Are Pumpkin Seeds the New Superfood?

Are Pumpkin Seeds the New Superfood?

At least one company would like them to be. SuperSeedz sells pumpkin seeds in various flavors, touting its products as gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut free, vegan, and non-GMO. What we like is the simple ingredients. Their Sea Salt flavor has … Continue reading

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A Cheap and Simple Solution for Iron Deficiency

A Cheap and Simple Solution for Iron Deficiency

According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people around the globe suffer from anemia, a lack of healthy red blood cells and hemoglobin. For many people, the main cause is iron deficiency. Iron is an essential nutrient, meaning the … Continue reading

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Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Fresh basil leaves are a gastronomic pleasure enjoyed in Italian and East-Asian dishes. Virtually calorie-less, basil is rich in certain types of antioxidants that may help ward off cancer. Here is a light and easy summer pasta dish that you … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

We’ll put it right out there. Avocados are high in fat. As a result, for years, people watching their weight have avoided this delicious fruit. This is a grave mistake. To understand, read the following: 1. A medium sized Haas … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

More good news this morning! Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, owned by Yum Brands, have separately announced changes in their product formulation, focusing on removing artificial ingredients. Taco Bell announced that it will be removing artificial colors and flavors from … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Could everything we’ve been taught about “calories in vs. calories out” be wrong? According to British scientist (and author) Tim Spector ,of King’s College London, the reason for the global obesity epidemic is the lack of variety in the Western … Continue reading

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