Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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Cooking with Olive Oil?  Yes We Can!

Cooking with Olive Oil? Yes We Can!

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. One of the most common myths about olive oil believed by Americans is that you can’t or shouldn’t cook with it. In a recent study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut oil is hot, and it’s not just because of its tropical origins. Vilified for decades for its extremely high saturated fat content, coconut oil has found many new fans in recent years. The web is bursting with health claims … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news that in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’Connor covered the story … Continue reading

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Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Every time a new study comes out extolling the health benefits of certain antioxidants in chocolate, giddy TV reporters assure us it’s fine to chomp down a few extra chocolate candy bars. The truth is not as sexy. The healthy … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

Happy Valentine’s Day! Flowers, wine, and chocolate are a big part of this festive day. Here are some interesting chocolate facts that you can use to impress your loved ones. 1. 5% of annual chocolate sales occur on Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

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Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Many people go through a ramen period in their life: poor college students, entrepreneurs hacking away at the next Instagram, or urban teens in Japan, where these flavored noodles were invented. Every year, about 100 billion servings are consumed, which … Continue reading

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The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

Lunchables is a billion dollar franchise for Kraft Foods selling a cheap and unhealthy lunch solution to mom and kids for over 30 years. The combination of fat, sugar and salt in the company’s amalgamation of its top brands (Oscar … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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Comparing 4 Hot Dogs – Which is the Healthiest?

Comparing 4 Hot Dogs – Which is the Healthiest?

Happy 4th of July! Today, Americans will eat over 150 million hot dogs. A classic American food, franks are not the healthiest food, to say the least. So why are they so popular? They’re relatively cheap They are easy on … Continue reading

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