Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Reason # 1: Vitamin C One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system. Reason # 2: Fiber … Continue reading

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Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

This is a guest blog post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN and was originally posted here. It’s the sound heard around the country …”Aaaachooo”. Spring is in the air…and sadly, so are pollen, dust and other irritants. There is one … Continue reading

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Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

UPDATE: 7 Up announced on Thursday Nov 9 that it will discontinue the product. (h/t to Nancy) Did you know you that soft drinks are now a source of antioxidants? At least that’s what 7Up would have you believe if … Continue reading

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Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Apparently, Greek yogurt is the new oat bran/pomegranate/acai/quinoa/take-your-pick. It has almost conquered the yogurt market, despite being simply a more concentrated version of … Continue reading

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Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

A salad without the dressing is like a _________ without ___________ [Fill in the blank] A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier – and as you’ll see in a minute – improves the … Continue reading

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone salad dressing is upping the ante with an ad campaign and a new label on the bottles. The label includes the following bold statement: Naturally helps BETTER ABSORB vitamins A & E from salad with the oils in Wish-Bone … Continue reading

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Have a “Super Bowl” Filled with Tasty, Healthy Fare On Game Day [Top Secret Guac Recipe Included]

Have a “Super Bowl” Filled with Tasty, Healthy Fare On Game Day [Top Secret Guac Recipe Included]

Image via Wikipedia The single biggest day for for avocado is Superbowl Sunday. Avocado is a super food, providing you with heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats, just 250 calories and vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, as well as fiber … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Are Minute Maid “Brain Juice” Commercials Misleading? [Inside the Label]

Are Minute Maid “Brain Juice” Commercials Misleading? [Inside the Label]

Minute Maid, a subsidiary of the Coca Cola Company best known for its lines of fruit juices, has been reprimanded, albeit lightly, by the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB). NAD found that commercials … Continue reading

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