Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

For decades, we’ve been taught that low-fat dairy is healthier for us. Fat was vilified as the culprit responsible for weight gain and heart disease. But lately, we’re seeing a reversal, and fat is being celebrated. Unfortunately, there is no … Continue reading

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Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Congratulations! You got up early, scraped yourself out of bed and spent 30-60 minutes working out. You ran, swam, biked, or hit the weights. You’re ready for the weekend! Now it’s time to cool off and replenish the body. “Recovery” … Continue reading

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The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I was amazed by the uproar the publication of a Dairy Farmers of Canada funded chocolate milk study inspired last week. The study, “Impact of the removal of chocolate … Continue reading

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Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Chocolate milk accounts for over 60 percent of the milk offered in schools today. Kids love it, mostly due to the high sugar content – about 3 teaspoons of added sugar for an 8 fluid ounce drink. But kids consume … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

No, we didn’t think so. Please do yourself a favor and tell the FDA what you think, by entering your comment on a proposed change it is considering in the labeling of flavored milk. The current labeling laws mandate the … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

You got up early, dragged yourself out of bed and spent 30, 45, or even 60 full minutes on the treadmill, swimming, or jogging outside before the heat gets too unbearable. Congrats! Now it’s recovery time, a scientific-come-marketing term that … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s announced yesterday that the Happy Meal is changing: 1. The amount of french fries will more than halve from 2.4 oz to 1.1. 2. 5 Apple slices will be added to each Happy Meal. 3. Low fat chocolate milk … Continue reading

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LA Schools Ban Chocolate Milk. Dump 3 Million Pounds of Sugar

LA Schools Ban Chocolate Milk. Dump 3 Million Pounds of Sugar

UPDATE: The school board did not ban flavored milk. The board was asked to approve a contract; that’s why it was involved at all, because it has to approve large contracts. The contract called for plain milk. [Thanks Mary MacVean, … Continue reading

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