10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

This may come as a surprise, but there are simple explanations for the phenomenon: 1. Many people exercise in order to lose weight. After all, it’s all about calories in versus calories out. However, most of us grossly overestimate the … Continue reading

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Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles, the decades old “cheese” slice product used in billions of sandwiches across that the nation, has the nutrition world abuzz with anger and surprise. Kraft Singles were to chosen to be the first product to receive a “Kids … Continue reading

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5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries.In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of protein or carbohydrate is equal to 4 calories. Each gram of fat is equal to 9 calories. Most people … Continue reading

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Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. In order to make peanut … Continue reading

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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

There is no shortage of food products geared towards the weight loss market. After all, 50 million Americans will start (or restart) a weight loss diet next week. Catering to this large demographic has become a key strategy for many … Continue reading

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