Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

So, you’re trying to lose weight. You’ve bought the right foods, and you are even counting your calories. You read the nutrition label to see how many calories are in your cookie. Do you also take note of the serving … Continue reading

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An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a certification program to label products that have been made without genetically modified ingredients. The Agricultural Marketing Services arm of the USDA (AMS) received a request for help from a global … Continue reading

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How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

The one number dieters are most fixated on when looking at a nutrition label is the calorie count. This makes sense, as we have been taught that weight loss is all about burning more calories than we consume. What if … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The big news in health nutrition circles is that the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for America will no longer vilify cholesterol. Published every 5 years since 1980 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

America’s addiction to sugar is one of the biggest health threats of this century. Yet, most people have no clue how much sugar has been added to their yogurt, cereal, or snack bar. If you don’t know how much sugar … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

The USDA is warning Americans not to consume raw cookie dough. Here is the tweet that came out on “National Homemade Cookie Day” a few months ago: Drop that spoon! Raw cookie dough contains uncooked eggs that can make you … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

Cooking with wine is a an age-old tradition that upgrades the flavor of any dish. The other day, we were enjoying a modified beef bourguignon with the kids. My son, who had earlier seen me pour an entire bottle’s worth … Continue reading

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