Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. In order to make peanut … Continue reading

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What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Move over Stevia and Splenda, there’s a new sweetener on the block. The brand name is Dolcia Prima, and it’s brought to you by the same folks who make the artificial sweetener Splenda. Here’s what you need to know: The … Continue reading

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USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

A new genetically modified food has been approved by the USDA and this time it’s a fruit. The arctic apple won’t brown when its flesh is exposed to air. At first though, this seems cool – nobody wants to bite … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Bowing to consumer pressure, The Hershey company announced last week that it is transitioning to “Simple, Easy to Understand Ingredients”. During 2015, the company will be making the following changes to some of its most iconic products, including Hershey’s Kisses: … Continue reading

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How to Prevent a Peanut Allergy from Developing

How to Prevent a Peanut Allergy from Developing

In just the last 10 years, there has been a threefold increase in peanut allergies in young children in the US and the UK. In order to avert the development of an allergy, pediatricians are recommending that the introduction of … Continue reading

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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Why Are Consumers Shunning Special-K and Kashi?

Why Are Consumers Shunning Special-K and Kashi?

Last week, Kellogg’s announced that its quarterly revenue plummeted by over $1 Billion, posting a net loss of $300 million dollars! The losses were attributed to sales of cereals and snacks, particularly Special-K and Kashi. Once the darlings of health … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Identifying the growing organic food trend, Campbell’s soup company is introducing a line of organic soups to its stable of products. According to the company, they have  “combined high-quality ingredients with the delicious flavor people expect from our products to … Continue reading

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Nestle To Drop Artificial Colors from Chocolate Candies

Nestle To Drop Artificial Colors from Chocolate Candies

More good news coming from the food industry. After years of trying to convince Americans that artificial food dyes are safe, another mega-food corporation has listened to the people and decided to replace them with natural dyes. Nestlé USA has … Continue reading

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