7 Reasons to Eat More Sardines

7 Reasons to Eat More Sardines

Let’s talk about sardines. Often overlooked by grocery shoppers and fish lovers, sardines are a healthy and tasty source of protein. Sardines are a small type of fish, also known as pilchards. They are usually less than 15 cm in length. … Continue reading

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An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. As most readers of this blog know, a healthy diet including fish, nuts, herbs and vegetables can help increase the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important … Continue reading

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5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Merry Christmas! 2000 years ago, in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, people lived an agrarian life. During the time of Jesus, food was not easy to come by. Malnutrition was a real and recurring threat. A dry winter meant less food … Continue reading

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Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Smoking is a millennia old technique used in many cultures to preserve food. Meats and fish would hang on rungs in a smokehouse over the course of a few hours to days. The meat was preserved by 2 means – … Continue reading

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Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have  issued a draft of updated recommendations on the consumption of fish for childbearing women and children. In 2004, the FDA’s recommendation was to limit the consumption of large … Continue reading

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Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Food was not easy to come by before the agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions of the last few centuries. But, before that time, civilizations were able to grow and prosper for thousands of years. In Nazareth and Jerusalem circa 2000 … Continue reading

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Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

This is a guest post by Brenna Memole, a student in the Nutritional Sciences program at UC Berkeley. Nutrition has never been McDonald’s strong suit, so it isn’t surprising that the company’s  sustainability / environmental practices have trouble getting much … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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