10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

For the last 5 years my daily breakfast is 3 scoops of homemade granola, topped with plain yogurt and fresh diced fruit. I usually make a batch on a weekend, and it lasts for a week or so, serving my … Continue reading

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Honey or Sugar – Which is Healthier?

Honey or Sugar – Which is Healthier?

When food companies want to entice consumers to buy their sweetened products, they like to use the word “Honey sweetened” as a selling point. Sometimes, even when honey is present in tiny proportions compared to sugar (hello Honey Nut Cheerios). … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

You’d think that with the cereal category being so saturated, manufacturers would focus their energy elsewhere. But no, new products are coming out all the time. We recently got an email alerting us to a new cereal in the Fiber … Continue reading

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

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread 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 explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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When Honey Means Honey

When Honey Means Honey

There are many honey flavored products out on the market. But how many of them walk their talk? Take Honey Nut Cheerios for example. Impressionable minds may believe that the product is sweetened exclusively with honey, when in fact the … Continue reading

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Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! If you’re not familiar with Irish Oatmeal, treat yourself to some steel cut goodness this morning. Unlike regular oatmeal, steel cut oats are not rolled or flattened. They maintain a very high amount of the nutrients … Continue reading

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Is your Honey Fake?

Is your Honey Fake?

A worrying and comprehensive article appeared a few weeks ago in Food Safety News. The topic: Honey. The problem: Most store brought honey could be fake. The article is quite lengthy, but makes for a good read. Here are the … Continue reading

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Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Are you familiar with the Paleo diet? It’s a relatively new phenomenon that embraces the presumed diet of the Paleolithic era which lasted over 2.5 million years and ended about 10,000 years ago as humanity switched from hunter-gatherer foods to … Continue reading

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Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K has long been identified as the go to cereal for dieters. In a continuous quest to grow and expand, the brand is introducing a new flavor “Multigrain Oats & Honey”: After one taste of new Special K® Multigrain Oats & … Continue reading

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