Bai Antiwater: Everything That is Wrong With Nutrition Today

Bai Antiwater: Everything That is Wrong With Nutrition Today

File this under ridiculous. Bai, a beverage company whose exotically named drinks we’ve covered in the past, is now selling bottled water, but calling it something else. Meet Bai “Anti-water”. Seriously. That’s the product’s name. Here is the pitch from … Continue reading

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For the Love of Papaya

For the Love of Papaya

It is peak papaya season. If you don’t have one in your fridge, here is some motivation. ONE Eating papaya with lime or lemon juice drizzled on top brings out the best flavors. The acid bite of the citrus perfectly … Continue reading

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FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Strawberries are a gift from mother nature to mankind. They are probably the ultimate snack. Here are a few reasons 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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Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

Feeling tired lately despite lots of sleep? Are you feeling weak even though you eat a lot? Is your skin looking more pale than normal? You could be suffering from anemia, a health problem most common in women and young … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapples, Don’t Settle For Less

Fresh Pineapples, Don’t Settle For Less

If you are looking for a healthy sweet snack for you and the kids, there’s nothing quite like a fresh sweet pineapple. The tangy combination of sweet and tart leaves the canned version miles behind. A single pineapple, weighing in … Continue reading

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When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When a company’s website shows product nutrition data, but does not provide ingredient information, it’s an indicator you should avoid its foods. Why are the ingredients so important? Because the nutrition facts label can easily be manipulated to make a … Continue reading

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A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell’s subsidiary, is on a tear with new product introductions. Last month we wrote about their new salad dressings. Today – a new line of beverages called summertime smoothies. Here’s the marketing pitch for the Amazing Mango … Continue reading

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Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Food companies have many tricks for convincing parents that kid-targeted junk food is healthy.  Chocolate-filled granola bars packing nearly 3 teaspoons of sugar and only 1g of fiber are marketed as … Continue reading

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