New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

Humans crave sweet. We are simply wired that way. Over the past two hundred years, table sugar has become so cheap and available that it has led to vast overconsumption. We are now paying with our health for the explosion … Continue reading

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The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

Contrary to popular belief, Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, annual sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea, reached $7 Billion in recent years. The industry has quadrupled itself since … Continue reading

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Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Jelly Belly, the iconic manufacturer of Jelly Beans will launch an organic line later this year. The organic jelly beans will be made from “real fruit juice” and will use no artificial colorings. Does this make them healthier than regular … Continue reading

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Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Just in time for the 4th of July, Snapple is offering a patriotic iced tea. This is an idiotic idea that will surely succeed, as it plays on consumers’ heartstrings and loyalty to country. From Snapple: Tastes like freedom! Behold. … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

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Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

A small study has demonstrated a marked difference between the consumption of two different kinds of sugars often found in foods and drinks. Glucose and fructose are both monosaccharides, the most basic unit of carbohydrate. Table sugar (sucrose) is made … Continue reading

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Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

People across the world can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many parts of Asia are firmly rooted in tea culture. That said, many … Continue reading

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

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [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 defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. In order to make peanut … Continue reading

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Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Move over Stevia and Splenda, there’s a new sweetener on the block. The brand name is Dolcia Prima, and it’s brought to you by the same folks who make the artificial sweetener Splenda. Here’s what you need to know: The … Continue reading

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