Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

For decades, we’ve been taught that low-fat dairy is healthier for us. Fat was vilified as the culprit responsible for weight gain and heart disease. But lately, we’re seeing a reversal, and fat is being celebrated. Unfortunately, there is no … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Our collective sweet tooth is a major challenge when it comes to weight management. Soft drinks are the single largest contributor to obesity in the US, and sugar is added to a large number of products we purchase in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Victim of This Dunkin’ Donuts Health Ambush

Don’t Be a Victim of This Dunkin’ Donuts Health Ambush

Duncan Donuts is trying to keep with the time; and consumer preferences for healthier fare. That’s why this summer, DD has added “Fruit Smoothies” to its lineup. Here is the copy for its Tropical Mango Smoothie: “The feel good taste … Continue reading

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4 Orange Juice Lies

4 Orange Juice Lies

Orange juice is a big business in the US, generating over $10 billion in annual sales. While oranges are inherently healthy, the fresh fruit has a short season. In order to bring the goodness of oranges to the rest of … Continue reading

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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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