A Truthful Commercial for Chicken McNuggets

A Truthful Commercial for Chicken McNuggets

This is a humorous look at what truthful advertising should look like. A supposedly simple product – breaded chicken pieces – is actually ultra-processed in order to create the standardization for sales of hundreds of millions of units a day. … Continue reading

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The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

This is a guest blog post by Lindsay Hill. A recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that adults that are put on statins to lower their cholesterol levels tend to eat more calories and fat than adults who … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

For the human body, salt is at the same time a necessary mineral and a deadly one. In ancient times, it was so coveted, that Roman soldiers received their pay in salt (the term “salary” from the latin for salt … Continue reading

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Will This Blog Post Make Me Fat?

Will This Blog Post Make Me Fat?

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD It’s heartening to see that public interest in nutrition is growing. But so is confusion, misinformation and a lack of common sense when it comes to food and supplements. Here … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Detox Your Taste Buds – Reduce Sugar & Salt Dependency

Seven Ways to Detox Your Taste Buds – Reduce Sugar & Salt Dependency

One of the biggest complaints of dieters is that healthy foods simply don’t taste good. The truth is that our taste buds have simply forgotten the taste of real food. Food manufacturers have spent decades optimizing their products for a … Continue reading

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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Mediterranean Diet

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Mediterranean Diet

This is a guest blog post by Elena Paravantes, RD which originally appeared in Olive Tomato.  The Mediterranean diet has become the “it” diet. While it has been gaining popularity since the 1990’s when the Mediterranean diet Pyramid was presented … Continue reading

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Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

This post is a guest post from Katie Sullivan Morford and originally appeared here. I’ve heard rumblings about the Paleo Diet for years, but the trend towards eating like a caveman appears to be gaining traction of late.  Friends are … Continue reading

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“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

Ever since the term locavore was coined in 2005, there has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of people enjoying fresher, tastier foods, with less of an environmental impact because they travel less. We have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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