Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Many people go through a ramen period in their life: poor college students, entrepreneurs hacking away at the next Instagram, or urban teens in Japan, where these flavored noodles were invented. Every year, about 100 billion servings are consumed, which … Continue reading

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Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Kale is the superfood of the 21st century. It has reached superstar status among health nuts and everyday folks. It has become a snackable chip and the darling of morning smoothies. Just when everything seemed to be on the up-and-up, … Continue reading

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10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

The FDA is planning a minor facelift to the 20 year old nutrition label. When nutrition labels were introduced into the market, the food industry battled vehemently against them, while the government and health organizations explained that providing detailed information … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt is on Fire

Greek Yogurt is on Fire

(image source: Serious Eats) Yogurt is a health food mega trend that’s few decades years old. But within the yogurt category, there’s a breakaway subcategory that is simply on fire: Greek yogurt sales have been doubling every single year for … Continue reading

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Organic Water. Really?

Organic Water. Really?

Marketers never cease to amaze us. It’s really hard to stand out and invent new foods or beverages. So a lot of creativity falls on the shoulders of young MBA brand managers and entrepreneurs. Many times, the marketing story is … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees – Not that Smart

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees – Not that Smart

When Weight Watchers announced its new Points Plus program late last year, the nutrition community cheered on as fruits and vegetables were promoted to 0 points in order to encourage their consumption. But encouraging the consumption of real food is … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

A California non-profit, Environmental Law Foundation, sent some baby and kids’ fruit juice and products to a government approved lab for toxic substance testing. Guess what they found? A surprisingly large number of samples, from both from national and store … Continue reading

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Logic FAIL: Sodapop is 90% Water, The Most Important Nutrient

Logic FAIL: Sodapop is 90% Water, The Most Important Nutrient

Last week NPR held an interesting debate about the taxing of sugary soft drinks. Representing the Cokes and Pepsis of the world was Maureen Storey of the American Beverage Association. In her words: Soda is comprised mostly of water. A … Continue reading

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