An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the way the nutritive properties of food are described. In doing so, the agency takes descriptive words and gives them very specific … Continue reading

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What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

We’ll put it right out there. Avocados are high in fat. As a result, for years, people watching their weight have avoided this delicious fruit. This is a grave mistake. To understand, read the following: 1. A medium sized Haas … Continue reading

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High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

Starting in the late 1950′s, Americans have been warned by health experts to reduce consumption of foods high in fat. After a while, the recommendation became more specific: not all fats are bad for you, just saturated fats. In recent … Continue reading

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How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

The average American eats about 30 pounds of cheese annually. We all know cheese comes from milk, but how does that actually happen? Here is a brief primer, which also explains about curds, whey, and rennet. What you need to … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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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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