7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

We all know trans-fats are bad, and if you’ve been following this blog, you also know that if partially hydrogenated oil appears in a product ingredient list, that means it contains trans-fats. But what about FULLY hydrogenated oils? What you … Continue reading

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Going Nuts for Lower Cholesterol

Going Nuts for Lower Cholesterol

A study published earlier this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reaffirmed what many previous researchers have found – consumption of nuts helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Though nuts are high calorie foods due to their … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

We recently covered freeze dried fruit snacks, and today we’ll take a look at leather snacks. Chef Roberts, operating in the New York metropolitan area, has recently launched a line of fruit leather. From the Chef’s marketing department: Matt’s Munchies … Continue reading

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Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Edamame, Soy sauce, tofu, tempeh, cereal, bread, oils, etc… the descendants of the green soybean are found in thousands of supermarket items. For a relatively bitter, beany legume that until the 17th century was unkown in the western world, soy … Continue reading

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