7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

You may have heard the term complete protein. What does it mean, and is it something you should be worrying about? What you need to know Protein is made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 21 … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Think About Protein

The Right Way to Think About Protein

There is a protein craze going on in this country. Since “fats are fattening and carbs are evil”, in many people’s minds protein is the only macro nutrient that’s safe to eat. Additionally, protein has been shown to aid with … Continue reading

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Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Everyone and their sister is getting on the protein bandwagon these days. Snack bars are leading the crusade to bulk up our protein intake. Nature Valley, a General Mills subsidiary, is no exception. Today we’ll analyze the company’s Protein Chewy … Continue reading

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Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Major news in the cereal world last week. Cheerios, the most popular brand of breakfast cereal, has joined the protein arms race with the introduction of 2 new cereals fortified with protein clusters. With carbs deemed evil, and fats as … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Happy Cinco de Mayo Monday! As more people are increasing their plant foods intake, Meatless Monday has become a popular movement. The market is responding by providing innovative meat alternatives. Neat Foods is an interesting company that offers mixes based … Continue reading

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Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

High protein yogurts are not just a Greek phenomenon. it turns out that far to the north of the Mediterranean, skyr has been traditionally made for centuries. Just like Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is strained to concentrate the flavor and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

[This was an April Fools' Prank, thanks for your enthusiastic support!] We’ve been blogging about healthy food choices for over five years now. Our app for making healthy food choices has been around for 3 years. We’re very proud that … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer has a new product line called P3, which stands for Portable Protein Pack. In a cute website (proteinproteinprotein.com) and commercials aimed at health conscious millennials, the Kraft subsidiary is trying to steal market share from the booming healthy … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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