Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 33 Replies
Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

1. Potato Chips date back to 1853. An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 19 Replies
How Do You Like Your Veggies – Raw, Medium, or Well-Done?

How Do You Like Your Veggies – Raw, Medium, or Well-Done?

Vegetables are very versatile, and can be prepared in endless ways.  Here are some interesting findings on consumer preferences, from a recent poll by  SupermarketGuru.com: 86% of consumers indicated that they are attempting to add more veggies to their diet. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 7 Replies
10 Things to Know on National Potato Chip Day

10 Things to Know on National Potato Chip Day

1. Potato Chips date back to 1853. An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 2 Replies
A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

In the past 30 years the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up 40%. At the same time, the cost of soft drinks has gone down by over 30%. The graph below is taken from a New York … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 1 Reply
Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

A reminder from the NY Times to eat your beans, preferably black beans: Beans are nature’s health food. They have an exceptionally high fiber content, and they’re a fine source of protein, as well as calcium, iron, folic acid and … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Recipes | 1 Reply
NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 1 Reply
Too much Salt

Too much Salt

People don’t realize it, but most of us consume way too much salt. Most comes not from the salt shaker, rather from processed foods (over 60%). Consumer groups such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | Leave a reply