Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

Plant based diets are easier than ever to follow these days. Awareness is at all time high, many prepared foods cater to vegetarians and vegans, and restaurants offer high quality plant based options. The social acceptance and even encouragement of … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

Feeling tired lately despite lots of sleep? Are you feeling weak even though you eat a lot? Is your skin looking more pale than normal? You could be suffering from anemia, a health problem most common in women and young … Continue reading

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Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s has launched a new campaign – “We have the meats”, and is using closeup shots of processed meats and sandwiches to entice consumers to eat up: “Available in Arby’s restaurants throughout the month of August, the new protein-packed Mega … Continue reading

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Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Smoking is a millennia old technique used in many cultures to preserve food. Meats and fish would hang on rungs in a smokehouse over the course of a few hours to days. The meat was preserved by 2 means – … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that it’s too expensive to eat healthfully. This is factually false! The truth: You’ll need to spend more time and effort to eat healthfully on a low budget. If … Continue reading

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Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

This post is a guest post from Katie Sullivan Morford and originally appeared here. I’ve heard rumblings about the Paleo Diet for years, but the trend towards eating like a caveman appears to be gaining traction of late.  Friends are … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday School Lunches

Meatless Monday School Lunches

Someone is doing a good job in Los Angeles. The nation’s second largest school district, feeding over half a million children daily, has been slowly improving the nutrition profile of its lunches over the last few years.  For example, this … Continue reading

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The Mardi Gras Food Connection

The Mardi Gras Food Connection

Today is Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” if you translate it literally from French. While many Americans will be celebrating in New Orleans, millions around the world are celebrating in other February carnivals. The word carnival originates from the latin … Continue reading

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Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Yesterday morning, researchers at Stanford University published a meta-analysis on the health benefits of Organic vs. Conventional Food. They didn’t find any. By nightfall, hundreds of news outlets had published stories online. Before we dive in to the details, here … Continue reading

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