Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Today is another made-up marketing holiday – National Pasta Day. A perfect occasion to take a closer nutritional look at one of the staples of American food. Now that low-carb is a mainstream diet, is there still room for pasta … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Whole Grains & Whole Wheat [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

The Difference Between Whole Grains & Whole Wheat [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we shared our ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms “whole grain” and “whole wheat”. We’ll try to clear … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf of bread. Bakers who have mastered the proper technique produce batches of bread that are so delectable you want to eat them without adding anything. The problem: zero … Continue reading

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Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

For Kraft, mac n cheese is a big business. But the standard mac ‘n cheese is not that healthy – processed flour, tons of saturated fat from the cheese, artificial colors, and additives. So Kraft is trying to healthify its … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

A recent consumer survey, Shopping for Health, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine indicates that nutrition continues to be a driving force in purchase decisions. Approximately 1500 adults were surveyed and provided the following picture: 32% … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms whole grain and whole wheat. We’ll try to clear that … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

Bread is a staple of the western world, something many of us consume daily, if not several times a day. There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf. The pleasure of a warm slice of bread … Continue reading

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Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Something has been “softly” incongruous about Whole Foods since the opening of their first store a thousand years ago: … Continue reading

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