An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines. ┬áThe dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

If there isn’t a watermelon chilling in your fridge right now, you’re probably living in the southern hemisphere. Or, you ran out last night. Because how else could you not want this wonderful fruit as part of your life? Here … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

People have been fasting since the dawn of history, whether for religious and spiritual reasons or simply the lack of food. In recent years, periodic fasting has caught on as a diet trend, and not just for weight loss. It … Continue reading

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New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

Humans crave sweet. We are simply wired that way. Over the past two hundred years, table sugar has become so cheap and available that it has led to vast overconsumption. We are now paying with our health for the explosion … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the way the nutritive properties of food are described. In doing so, the agency takes descriptive words and gives them very specific … Continue reading

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Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Peanut butter is an amazing food, but one of the challenges people face is portion control. Due to the high fat content in peanuts, peanut butter tends to be high in calories. A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

When it comes to battling the obesity epidemic, New York City has been at the forefront of public health policy for well over a decade. New York was one of the first cities to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus … Continue reading

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Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Jelly Belly, the iconic manufacturer of Jelly Beans will launch an organic line later this year. The organic jelly beans will be made from “real fruit juice” and will use no artificial colorings. Does this make them healthier than regular … Continue reading

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Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Just in time for the 4th of July, Snapple is offering a patriotic iced tea. This is an idiotic idea that will surely succeed, as it plays on consumers’ heartstrings and loyalty to country. From Snapple: Tastes like freedom! Behold. … Continue reading

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