Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Do you use zero-calorie oil sprays? You know, of course, that they do contain some calories. FDA loopholes allow the manufacturers to round the calorie count down to 0 in certain circumstances. These oils-in-a-can also contain an ingredient you may … Continue reading

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Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Trying to move to whole grains and finding your children resistant to change? For a tasty alternative to buns and rolls made with refined flour, try making these nutty rolls. My kids can’t get enough of these. The secret is … Continue reading

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Sleep More to Eat Less

Sleep More to Eat Less

Are you getting enough sleep? The recommended amount is 7-9 hours a night, but Americans are averaging just 6.8. In fact, America is sleeping an hour less per night compared to 2 generations ago. The result may be more than … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

The holidays are a time for unique foods, and one of them is roasted chestnuts, which are available in markets for just 10 weeks a year. Chestnuts are an interesting and unique nut. The fat and protein content of a … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so here are some interesting facts to celebrate. 1. Americans consume close to 800 million pounds of peanut butter annually, about three pounds for every man, woman and child! 2. Despite their name, … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Our 9 year old daughter is very small for her age. She has been falling off the growth charts for the past 5 years. All our kids are small, as my wife and I were in our childhood, so at … Continue reading

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Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

For years, frustrated dieters have wondered how two people could eat the same exact food, with one gaining weight and the other staying as skinny as a flagpole. The answer was usually a “faster metabolism”, but the underlying scientific mechanisms … Continue reading

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