Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Major news in the cereal world last week. Cheerios, the most popular brand of breakfast cereal, has joined the protein arms race with the introduction of 2 new cereals fortified with protein clusters. With carbs deemed evil, and fats as … Continue reading

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Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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How Much Crap Can There Be in a Heart Smart Creamer?

How Much Crap Can There Be in a Heart Smart Creamer?

This non-dairy creamer claims to be “Heart Smart”. Unfortunately, its ingredient list tells another story: Corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate (milk derived), dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, sodium silicoaluminate, sodium triployphosphate, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of … 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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Reduced Fat Milk Contributing to Obesity ?!?

Reduced Fat Milk Contributing to Obesity ?!?

One of the standard recommendations offered by health professionals to consumers is to consume 3 servings a day of low fat / non fat dairy. The USDA MyPlate recommendations show a glass of milk as part the infographic depicting what … Continue reading

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What 200 Calories Look Like

What 200 Calories Look Like

Here’s an interesting 3 minute video from Wired Magazine. It provides a good visualization of what you get for 200 calories spent. The more nutritious foods are bulky and will fill you up better than some of the less healthy … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

No, we didn’t think so. Please do yourself a favor and tell the FDA what you think, by entering your comment on a proposed change it is considering in the labeling of flavored milk. The current labeling laws mandate the … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Pea Protein

Trend Alert – Pea Protein

America’s insatiable appetite for more protein has led to various innovations over the last few years. Milk protein concentrate and  Soy protein isolate are some examples. But now, a new source for plant based protein is working its way into … Continue reading

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91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

Fast food chains are a popular destination for families in the US. The kiddie menu offers parents a peace of mind that a child will eat her meal. Unfortunately, just like the adult food, the children’s options are full of … Continue reading

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A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

If you drink store bought dairy milk, it isn’t just made of milk – it’s usually got vitamin A and vitamin D added.  Even organic milk: Organic Skim Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate and Vitamin D3. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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