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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Top Fruits by Water Content

Top Fruits by Water Content

Water makes up approximately 60% of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles in the body, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

Fiber is an important nutrient. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need 25 grams a day, but most of us fall short on this number because we don’t eat enough of the above. That’s why … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … Continue reading

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Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

You’re off to a meeting, flying to a conference, or simply got a hectic day to get through. You need an energy boost and don’t want a candy bar full of crazy ingredients. What do you do? One healthy option … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Dried fruit are a tasty snack. They are supposedly as good as fresh fruit nutritionally, and have the added benefit of being available throughout the year, easy to store, durable, and versatile. We decided to take a look at a … Continue reading

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What’s that PCR PET wrapped around your salad?

What’s that PCR PET wrapped around your salad?

A positive step in the food packaging front. Two national labels, Earthbound Farms (organic salads) and Naked Juice (owned by Pepsi), are switching all their packaging to 100% post consumer recycled plastics. PCR PET stands for post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate. … Continue reading

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How to Choose Trail Mix

How to Choose Trail Mix

Image by Mr.Thomas via Flickr Hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park, you begin to feel a bit hungry. Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather just-one-bite-hungry. You satisfy that one bite, and 10 minutes later, you … Continue reading

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Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

It’s a free country where everyone can pursue their dream, but please, can’t Congress help moms and dads by banning aging stars from milking their fame by selling our kids crap to ingest? why do parents have to be the … Continue reading

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