Nuts For Weight Loss?!

Nuts For Weight Loss?!

For years, people trying to lose weight shunned almonds, peanuts, and other seeds and nuts. They were told that these foods were high in fat and were to be avoided. Thankfully, nutrition science has come around and we know better. … Continue reading

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Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Image via Wikipedia An encouraging development in the world of food manufacturing. Food giant Cargill has shut a production line in  Wichita, Kansas that has been manufacturing hydrogenated oils: President of Cargill’s dressings, sauces and oils division Mike Venker said … Continue reading

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13 Pistachio Tidbits

13 Pistachio Tidbits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It’s a shame that pistachios are being recalled en-mass due to a new salmonella outbreak. These are very healthy nuts! As we wait for the FDA recall list to fatten up, let’s learn about … Continue reading

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Ten Trans Fat Facts

Ten Trans Fat Facts

Here are ten facts about trans-fat, the Darth Vader of  processed foods: 1. Trans fat is found in shortenings,  margarine, snacks such as crackers, candies, and cookies, fried foods, pastries and other  foods prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. 2. … Continue reading

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Which is Better for You – Margarine or Butter?

Which is Better for You – Margarine or Butter?

Image via Wikipedia An interesting read in the Los Angeles Times tries to help consumers make an informed nutritional decision when baking cookies: Butter and margarine have a similar overall fat content — and therefore a lot of calories, says … Continue reading

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