Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

The protein obsession in America has led even beverage companies to try to join the party. Now it’s Gatorade, which is touting a chocolate chip bar with 20 grams of protein. Before you get excited, read the ingredient list: Whey … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food. They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, here are a few interesting things to know: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Per capita consumption in 2014 was 260 eggs, … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. News flash! Americans are so lacking in protein that they need to get 25% of their Daily Value from a bottle of iced … Continue reading

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Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of protein or carbohydrate is equal to 4 calories. Each gram of fat is equal to 9 calories. Most people … Continue reading

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Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Most Americans are woefully low in their daily fiber intake. Instead of getting it from real foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, many turn to the supermarket snack aisles for help. Fiber One is a brand of foods and … Continue reading

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The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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