Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

James Kennedy is a high-school chemistry teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He feels that chemistry and chemicals are viewed upon negatively. So he decided to do something about it: “Chemistry has suffered in recent years from a negative image. Pesticides, poisons, … Continue reading

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Can You Smell the Fat?

Can You Smell the Fat?

Back in the day, when we were still evolving from Neanderthals to modern humans, food was scarce. The consumption of highly caloric food was imprinted into our behavior as a basic survival skill. Of the three macro-nutrients (fat, carbs, protein), … Continue reading

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Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Houston, Texas. We’re wrapping up 3 interesting¬† days at the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting … Continue reading

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Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Around the country, food companies are being sued around in class action lawsuits as consumers are getting fed up with misleading advertising and health claims. One of the touchiest areas is genetically modified ingredients that find their way into most … Continue reading

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Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Froot Loops, the cereal brand loved by generations of kids and vilified by nutritionists, has a new version out on the market – Froot Loops Treasures. What’s the treasure you may ask? Well, aside from the O shaped cereal in … Continue reading

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Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

For Kraft, mac n cheese is a big business. But the standard mac ‘n cheese is not that healthy – processed flour, tons of saturated fat from the cheese, artificial colors, and additives. So Kraft is trying to healthify its … Continue reading

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Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies, the iconic American junk food are back. For those of you who did not notice their absence from supermarket shelves, here’s a quick update. Early in 2012, Hostess, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy citing increased labor costs and an … Continue reading

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5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Get ready, another made up marketing holiday is upon us – today, Friday June 7 is National Doughnut Day. Silly of to think that here in America every day was national doughnut day. Jokes aside, it turns out today is … Continue reading

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Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges are one of nature’s best snacks. Fruits and veggies are often assumed to be vegan & vegetarian friendly, but this is not always true. So what vegan or vegetarian unfriendly ingredients lie in your oranges? Here is an example … Continue reading

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The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

Nuggets are no health food, as we discussed yesterday in our McDonald’s vs. Burger King Nuggets post. Some of you asked us if Chick-fil-A is any better?¬† Wendy’s? What is a healthy choice for fast food nuggets? None! Here are … Continue reading

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