Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS This post is about an error in the Nutrition Facts sugars content of Whole Foods store brand nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. It has snowballed into a major public relations problem for … Continue reading

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What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

A milk allergy and dairy intolerance are two different things. People that are allergic to milk have an adverse reaction to one or more of the proteins in milk. The reaction can range from mild stomach discomfort to full fledged … Continue reading

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Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Last week in Washington DC, Dannon pledged to improve the nutrition profile of its yogurts. At the annual meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the yogurt behemoth promised the following changes by 2016: Improve the nutrient density by … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The only sugar in milk is lactose, a sugar that some people have trouble digesting. All of the lactose is in the fat free portion, not in the milk fat. At a higher … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … 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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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

In tune with the season, we’re writing about school related topics in the last few weeks. Today, some promising news on the chocolate milk front. AS you know, chocolate milk is a very contentious issue in this country. The lines … Continue reading

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