What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

A first-world problem we’ve all encountered at some point or other, is a freshly prepared cup of steaming coffee ruined by the addition of sour milk. The first thing people do after pouring the coffee down the drain is examine … Continue reading

Posted in Food Safety | 13 Replies
Is Milk Dangerous?

Is Milk Dangerous?

A surprising study on milk is taking the nutrition world by storm this week. It claims that, contrary to current beliefs, milk consumption increases fractures in women and decreases life expectancy in both men and women. Researchers in Sweden tracked … Continue reading

Posted in In The News | 19 Replies
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

Posted in Allergies and Gluten Free | Leave a reply
Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS For most nutrients it is easy to understand how the % Daily Value (%DV) is determined. It is simply the percentage of the 100% Daily Value amount that is in … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 2 Replies
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

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 13 Replies
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

Posted in Kids Nutrition | 9 Replies
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

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 14 Replies
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

Posted in Food Thoughts | 3 Replies
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

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 16 Replies
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

Posted in Weight Loss | 7 Replies