The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news that in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’Connor covered the story … Continue reading

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Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

This is a guest post by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP. You cannot get a good answer to a lousy question. The current diet study making headlines purportedly asked, and answered this question: which is better for weight loss and improving cardiac … Continue reading

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Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

The age-old advice about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is being questioned in a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More specifically, the researchers wanted to see how breakfast, or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

Researchers reviewed consumer data for over 12,000 people from 2003-2010 and found that people who eat out consume on average 200 calories MORE than people who eat at home. When you consider the number of times people eat out, it’s … Continue reading

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Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Just as I was checking out at Safeway, I noticed a row of boxes with these interestingly named snacks in and on top of them. Shrimp. Chips. A match made in heaven! Or is it? If you were expecting thinly … Continue reading

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Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s has launched a new campaign – “We have the meats”, and is using closeup shots of processed meats and sandwiches to entice consumers to eat up: “Available in Arby’s restaurants throughout the month of August, the new protein-packed Mega … Continue reading

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Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

Why is Ranch the Most Popular Salad Dressing?

The Wall Street Journal published an article about Ranch dressing with some interesting facts: Americans consume salad dressing 38 times a year Ranch is consumed 15 out of 38 times, with Italian dressing a far second, being eaten just 6 … Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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