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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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Most Americans are woefully low in their daily fiber intake. Instead of getting it from real foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, many turn to the supermarket snack aisles for help. Fiber One is a brand of foods and … Continue reading

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BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

If you are a parent of a child who regularly participates in sports activities, you may be tempted to provide her with sports drinks to help rehydrate. While in some cases this is a good idea, for most children, water … Continue reading

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The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I was amazed by the uproar the publication of a Dairy Farmers of Canada funded chocolate milk study inspired last week. The study, “Impact of the removal of chocolate … Continue reading

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This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

Here is a great, albeit unintended, alignment of interests between carrots and humans. When it gets cold outside, carrots growing in the ground protect themselves from freezing by converting some of their starch into sugar. Carrots are about 90% water, … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most despised ingredients in consumer health circles. The corn derived sweetener has replaced sugar in soft drinks as well as thousands of other foods and beverages since the 1980′s. HFCS has … Continue reading

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