Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Now that “lite” beers are everywhere, are “skinny” cocktails the next battle-the-bulge-with-booze trend? And what are the labeling regulations, if any, for these brazenly … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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On a Diet? Planning to Drink this Weekend? Read This First

On a Diet? Planning to Drink this Weekend? Read This First

Trying to lose weight does not mean abstaining from alcohol. It just means you need to be cognizant of the calories you’re putting in your body and not overdoing it. If you like to mix your alcohol with juice or … Continue reading

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Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! Tequila is probably the best recognized spirit of Mexico. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Tequila is the name of a city in Mexico where the alcohol was first produced 500 years ago. 2. Tequila is … Continue reading

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Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

There are some people who can’t resist sugary treats. We say they have a sweet tooth. But pretty soon, we may be calling them “sugar addicts”. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have published a position paper in … Continue reading

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The Best Food to Eat at a New Year Party

The Best Food to Eat at a New Year Party

Many of us will spend tonight partying in anticipation and celebration of the new year. Booze will be served and probably some finger food. Wouldn’t it be great not to worry over the calories, carbs, and getting too buzzed? Since … Continue reading

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The Big 3 Macronutrients – Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate

The Big 3 Macronutrients – Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate

We often see or hear claims about a food product being “low in carbs”, “high in protein” or “fat free”. We thought it would be a good idea to get back to the basics and do a post on these … Continue reading

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6 Thoughts About Dads & Nutrition

6 Thoughts About Dads & Nutrition

Happy Father’s Day! Although this holiday is usually associated with buying dads a tie/electronic gizmo/golg club/fishing gear and enjoying a BBQ meal, we’d like to take a minute to ponder the paternal role in a family’s healthy eating habits. 1. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Nutrition Labels on Wine and Booze

Coming Soon? Nutrition Labels on Wine and Booze

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in that Bud-Light? Truth be told, many of us are clueless when it comes to alcoholic … Continue reading

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FDA Bans Killer Caffeine Cocktails

FDA Bans Killer Caffeine Cocktails

The only thing worse than a bunch of drunk college kids is a bunch of dead college kids who overdosed on alcohol. That’s why the FDA finally moved this week to ban alcoholic beverages enhanced with Caffeine and other stimulants. … Continue reading

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