Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Take a look at the “health” claims on this package of tortilla chips: Contains Antioxidant POWER Gluten Free Made with non GMO ingredients Added Fiber It’s not a snack, it’s a health food! That’s what manufacturers would have us believe. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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The Truth About Cranberries

The Truth About Cranberries

As we get ready for the holidays, cranberries take a special place of honor at our dinner table. For most people, this means buying canned cranberry sauce. Cranberries are actually a year round business, with over 800,000 tons of fruit … Continue reading

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Did Vitamin Water XXX Trick You Too?

Did Vitamin Water XXX Trick You Too?

Last week a federal magistrate approved moving forward on a class action suit against makers of Vitamin Water, the Coca Cola Company. The suit was filed over 4 years ago by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries (Bonus Recipe Included)

10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries (Bonus Recipe Included)

  Blueberries taste awesome! Now is peak season in North America, so prices for fresh domestic blueberries are affordable. The season begins in May and lasts until the Fall. The blueish hue afforded to these berries comes from anthocyanins, which … Continue reading

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Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

This post is sponsored by the Tomato Products Wellness Council and was written by Sharon Palmer, RD. When you’re scouring the supermarket for healthy fruits and vegetables, you usually start in the produce section.  Sure enough, it’s the best place … Continue reading

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With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Dark chocolate!    Goji!    Flavanols!   Antioxidants!     Real fruit juice! With candy like this, who needs real food? If only those terms meant something. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

“Hello young lovers, wherever you are! Today is Valentine’s Day, so hurry and buy roses and chocolate for your beau!  There are some very tasty ones out there, so what are you waiting for? Don’t worry, chocolate is really healthy … Continue reading

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Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Energy drinks are no bastion of health.  Sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and tons of caffeine make them a bad choice!  But when we saw Ocean Spray’s Cran-Energy Sparkling drinks, we thought it could be different. Alas, yet … Continue reading

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