How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

One of the fastest growing food categories of the last decade has been the “bar”. Add your own prefix: snack bar energy bar protein bar breakfast bar meal replacement bar ___________ bar There are many reasons for the success of … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

Mars, the candy maker, not the planet, is trying to do its share to help America lose some weight. While it won’t go to the extreme of making Kale Kandy bars, the company announced last week that it will be … Continue reading

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Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

No. Of course not. Of the twelve food commercials during yesterday’s superbowl, all were for junk food and liquid candy: Coke Pepsi Lipton Brisk Doritos Snickers What you need to know: Let’s just say outright that we enjoyed the commercials … Continue reading

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Sobe Energize Green Tea – Closer to Pepsi Cola than Health Elixir

Sobe Energize Green Tea – Closer to Pepsi Cola than Health Elixir

When you’re thirsty for something sweet and tasty, yet don’t want to drink an unhealthy cola, do you reach out for an iced tea drink? Do you placate your conscience by reading the label promising you improved well-being and exotic … Continue reading

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Are Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Good for You?

Are Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Good for You?

Here’s a “good for you” snack, according to its manufacturer, Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Granola bars enjoy a health halo due to the fact that they are from “granola”. From the box: Good source of calcium (10% of … Continue reading

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At Risk For Diabetes? Let Oprah and Walgreens Help You…

At Risk For Diabetes? Let Oprah and Walgreens Help You…

Today’s episode of Oprah is dedicated to type 2 diabetes. Over 24 million Americans are suffering from diabetes and a staggering 1.6 million are added every year. million of us are “pre-diabetic”, meaning we are on our way to fall … Continue reading

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7 Things Food Companies Can do to Fight Obesity [Not the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation]

7 Things Food Companies Can do to Fight Obesity [Not the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation]

A new force in the battle against obesity, this time from an unexpected source: the food industry. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, announced on Monday, is a consortium of forty manufacturers, retailers, and several non-profit organizations whose aim is to … Continue reading

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