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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UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

Hey FDA, take a look at what your British counterpart (Food Standards Agency) did last week. They issued guidelines for front-of-pack labeling of food items. No crazy inventions or wild west labeling decisions that have been confusing American consumers for … Continue reading

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6 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

6 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! After Super Bowl, today is one of the big consumption days for avocado in the US. We’re big fans of this awesome fruit, and have shared several recipes with you in the past. There’s no … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

“Hello young lovers, wherever you are! Today is Valentine’s Day, so hurry and buy roses and chocolate for your beau!  There are some very tasty ones out there, so what are you waiting for? Don’t worry, chocolate is really healthy … Continue reading

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Interesterifed Oils – What Are They Doing in My Food?

Interesterifed Oils – What Are They Doing in My Food?

“Trans fat free” – that’s a good thing, right?  It sure is. But are trans-fat replacements any better?  Not always. Interesterified oil is one such example. To understand what it is, let’s recall why trans-fatty oils were such a hit … Continue reading

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