Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is used abundantly in our food industry. You’ve probably seen it as an ingredient on many products at the grocery store. You can actually buy corn syrup as a product for your recipes. But what exactly is it? … Continue reading

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The Truth About Carbohydrates

The Truth About Carbohydrates

This is a guest blog post by Shoshi Domb.   The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and summer is right around the corner. As summer arrives, so does diet season. Since there are so many diets on the … Continue reading

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Farting Fiber – The Story of Inulin

Farting Fiber – The Story of Inulin

“Get more fiber in your diet.” Consumers have been hearing this key nutrition message for years. So they start scanning nutrition facts panels of products they buy, looking for fiber content. And the food industry, always one step ahead, starts … Continue reading

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Nutrition Data Gone Wild

Nutrition Data Gone Wild

  This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Nutrition Facts labels look so official in that bold, uniform format. They must be correct… and are verified by FDA, right? While FDA … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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Should I Eat Candy Before Exercise?

Should I Eat Candy Before Exercise?

Eating a sugary treat prior to a workout can improve your performance compared to just having a glass of water beforehand. However, eating a nutrient rich meal a few hours before the workout will help you even more. Thanks, NYTimes … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Most Impacted by Calories, Not Diet Type

Weight Loss Most Impacted by Calories, Not Diet Type

An interesting finding from an article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that focusing on carbs, proteins, or fats is much less important than focusing on the reduction of calories for those trying to lose weight. … Continue reading

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