How Many Carbs Will You Eat Today?

How Many Carbs Will You Eat Today?

Most people we’ve asked, had no idea. We thought it would be a good idea to provide a bit of a refresher for you so you can figure out your numbers. Let’s start with the basics. All food is composed … Continue reading

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Will a Low-Glycemic Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will a Low-Glycemic Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement of how a food raises blood glucose (aka blood sugar) levels. GI is an important measurement for people living with diabetes who need to control their blood glucose through diet, oral medication, and … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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America’s Protein Addiction

America’s Protein Addiction

According to Mintel, a marketing research firm, introductions of food and beverages with a high-protein claim are 3 times higher in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. Snacks are a big part of the trend. According to Mintel … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

Do you know how many carbs you eat in a day? Before you answer, here is a brief refresher: All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of … Continue reading

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Got Diabetes? Necessary or Needless to Follow a “Diabetic Diet”?

Got Diabetes? Necessary or Needless to Follow a “Diabetic Diet”?

This is a guest blog post by Hope Warshaw, RD Is there such a thing as a “diabetic diet”? NO! According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and this has been true since 1994 – nearly 20 years, there is … Continue reading

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Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

image: kimballlarsen.com This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Beginning May 8, 1993 the American public has benefited from information about the composition of foods and beverages.  That date was the deadline for placing ‘Nutrition Facts’ on the … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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The Great Fat Debate

The Great Fat Debate

We recently participated in the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association. Ten thousand dietitians swarmed the Boston Convention Center for an endless number of education sessions and “healthy” food tastings. One of … Continue reading

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Stevi-huh?

Stevi-huh?

Heard of stevia? if not, don’t fret, you’re in good company. 70% of Americans are not familiar with this relatively new sweetener, according to a new study by Mintel, a consumer research company. Over the years, the quest for a … Continue reading

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