The Chips Revolution – Not just Potato and Corn Anymore

The Chips Revolution – Not just Potato and Corn Anymore

In the last few years, we are seeing new product introductions in the chip category growing at a mighty clip. Kale chips, bean chips, you-name-the-veggie-we-have-it-chips, and the list goes on. With almost an entire supermarket aisle dedicated to potato and … Continue reading

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Resveratrol Health Benefits Relied on Faked Data

Resveratrol Health Benefits Relied on Faked Data

Red wine aficionados take note: The health benefits of antioxidant resveratrol may have been exaggerated or outright falsified. A researcher from the University of Connecticut played around with data in 145 different studies over the course of seven years, in order to make … Continue reading

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Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

When it comes to health halos, arguably the biggest one is “Organic”. Please don’t get us wrong, the organic food movement is fantastic, and eating organic food has a multitude of benefits – health, social, and ecological. However, the term … Continue reading

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Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

If you have not been following the soda tax controversy lately, here’s a quick update. In the past year,  Capitol Hill and even the President have said that taxing sugary soft drinks may be a good way to reduce consumption … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Remember the proposed soda tax? The added penny per fluid ounce, generating $50 billion in funds to combat obesity in the next 10 years? Well, forget about it. Never mind obesity. To hell with diabetes. The beverage industry needs to … Continue reading

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Are You Consuming Fake Fiber?

Are You Consuming Fake Fiber?

One of the hottest buzzwords in nutrition and health circles, fiber is the indigestible portion of plant foods. It helps us feel full and decreases our appetite. Fiber helps the intestines function smoothly, regulates blood sugar levels, and lowers bad … Continue reading

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The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the sacred cow of OJ nutrition being mercilessly slayed over at the Los Angeles Times. To quickly remind you – the theme is that Orange Juice is high in sugar, low in … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

The LA Times reports on a new study showing that kids who chew gum perform better academically: The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute. The study included 108 … 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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