4 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

4 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for the growth and repair of various tissues in the human body. We can’t produce it on our own and thus need a constant supply from food. Oranges, and to a large extent the … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

Chobani is a name synonymous with Greek Yogurt. The company took the yogurt category by storm less than 10 years ago and since then has had a positive impact on consumption in America. The US is still woefully behind Europe, … Continue reading

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Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Froot Loops, the cereal brand loved by generations of kids and vilified by nutritionists, has a new version out on the market – Froot Loops Treasures. What’s the treasure you may ask? Well, aside from the O shaped cereal in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

Raise your hand if you don’t like strawberries…This gift to mankind from mother nature may be the ultimate snack. Here’s why you should be eating more. ONE A 1-cup serving  (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories! TWO That single … Continue reading

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An Oat Powered Smoothie???

An Oat Powered Smoothie???

We recently got pitched by Oat Works, a company making an “oat powered” smoothie: Recognizing the dilemma for busy consumers who want to start their day with a bowl of nutrient-rich oatmeal, but lack the time to prepare it, Oatworks … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

We wish the headline was improved ingredients for fruit roll ups, but unfortunately that is not the case. The good news is that that the front of pack of will be changing to be less deceptive.You see, Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups … Continue reading

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Top Fruits by Water Content

Top Fruits by Water Content

Water makes up approximately 60% of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles in the body, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can … Continue reading

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GOOD READ: A Vegetable You Gotta Try

GOOD READ: A Vegetable You Gotta Try

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl I decided to put “Good Read” in my title in the hopes that you will actually read what I have to say. Every year, I post a rhubarb recipe and … Continue reading

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Eat Your Berries! (10 Interesting Facts)

Eat Your Berries! (10 Interesting Facts)

We had an interesting opportunity to participate in the Berry Health Benefits Symposium last week outside of  Los Angeles. No, until a few months ago we did not know there was a conference dedicated to berries either! but it turns … Continue reading

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Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

When it comes to health halos, arguably the biggest one is “Organic”. Please don’t get us wrong, the organic food movement is fantastic, and eating organic food has a multitude of benefits – health, social, and ecological. However, the term … Continue reading

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