Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

The FDA is close to deciding that partially hydrogenated fats should be removed from the American food supply. This is a good thing. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) contain trans-fats, which are the worst type of fat for your cardiovascular health. … Continue reading

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America’s Great Dietary Divergence

America’s Great Dietary Divergence

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Every so often it is useful to take a step back, and look at trends in what people choose to eat. One especially interesting trend is what I call America’s Great … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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Flat Out’s Whole Wheat Flatbread [Inside the Label]

Flat Out’s Whole Wheat Flatbread [Inside the Label]

Paul asked for a breakdown of Flat Out’s Flatbreads. More specifically, their 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat. We’ll gladly oblige. First, a few words about flatbreads. They are not a new invention, and have been used in various cultures for … Continue reading

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone salad dressing is upping the ante with an ad campaign and a new label on the bottles. The label includes the following bold statement: Naturally helps BETTER ABSORB vitamins A & E from salad with the oils in Wish-Bone … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

We wrote about the huge US salad dressing industry in a previous post. Today we’ll look inside the label of one of the most popular – Hidden Valley The Original Ranch. This dressing comes with some history. In the late … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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