3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

Kale, in its raw form, just isn’t pleasing to many people’s palate. There, we said it. That’s a shame, because it’s one of the healthiest foods known to man. One cup of kale contains just 36 calories, but is packed … Continue reading

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The Volumetric Diet: Eat More, Gain Less

The Volumetric Diet: Eat More, Gain Less

Barbara Rolls is a professor of nutrition and inventor of an eating system she named “Volumetrics”. The concept is brilliant – to lose weight you should eat voluminous food that is low in calories but literally fills your stomach. According … Continue reading

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Micro-green Super-food

Micro-green Super-food

Micro-greens are the seedlings of edible vegetable and herb plants. Seeds of plants such as arugula, radish, red cabbage and cilantro are sprouted and become seedlings in a matter of days, at which point they are “harvested”. Micro-greens are crisp, beautiful and … Continue reading

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BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

If you are a parent of a child who regularly participates in sports activities, you may be tempted to provide her with sports drinks to help rehydrate. While in some cases this is a good idea, for most children, water … Continue reading

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To Juice or to Blend?

To Juice or to Blend?

Fresh liquid nutrition is really big these days. Cold pressed juice stands are popping up all over metro areas. Jamba Juice and competitors have hundreds of branches nationwide, and companies like Vitamix and Blendtec are selling $500 machines like hot … Continue reading

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Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of this Vegetable

You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of this Vegetable

Pictured here is Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera, more commonly known as Brussels sprout. It is a cousin of the cabbage family, and too many of us have miserable memories of this veggie from our childhood. This is quite unfortunate, as Brussels … Continue reading

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When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When a company’s website shows product nutrition data, but does not provide ingredient information, it’s an indicator you should avoid its foods. Why are the ingredients so important? Because the nutrition facts label can easily be manipulated to make a … Continue reading

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Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Two interesting and interconnected pieces of news this week. PepsiCo settled a class action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $9,000,000 to consumers it misled with labeling on its Naked Juice Brand. See details and how to claim your $45 piece of … Continue reading

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Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Naked Juice is a very successful brand under the PepsiCo umbrella. Selling juice has been a profitable venture for both Coke and Pepsi, as pressure mounts to diversify from their core cola brands. Indeed the health halo attached to juice … Continue reading

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