Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Food was not easy to come by before the agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions of the last few centuries. But, before that time, civilizations were able to grow and prosper for thousands of years. In Nazareth and Jerusalem circa 2000 … Continue reading

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“Secrets” of Lower-Calorie Wine Spritzers

“Secrets” of Lower-Calorie Wine Spritzers

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Summertime and the sippin’ is easy. Unless you’re a wine drinker quaffing full-alcohol, acidic, tannic, warmish wine on a hot day, which isn’t … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Nutrition Labels on Wine and Booze

Coming Soon? Nutrition Labels on Wine and Booze

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in that Bud-Light? Truth be told, many of us are clueless when it comes to alcoholic … Continue reading

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How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

With Thanksgiving just days away, a little reminder that our holidays are a great opportunity to gain weight if we’re not careful. Courtesy of Smoothfitness. Click on the picture to zoom in. The sad part – this does not include … Continue reading

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Eight Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Eight Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and there have been countless online discussions and recommendations on what to eat, how to eat, and how to stay healthy. We can’t help but weigh in with our list as well. 1. … Continue reading

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Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Here’s an interesting story from Italy, posted Thursday on GlobalPost: “From lands freed from the Mafia,” reads the light blue pack of penne rigate pasta on display among dozens of other products in a dedicated shop in Via dei Prefetti … Continue reading

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9 Recession Induced Habits in Food Purchase and Preparation

9 Recession Induced Habits in Food Purchase and Preparation

Image via Wikipedia Two recent articles in Progressive Grocer Magazine highlight changes in food purchase and preparation. 1. Trading down from premium brands to private label or store brands. 2. Consolidation of shopping trips. 3. Coupon clipping and purchase planning … Continue reading

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Easter and Passover Food Shopping Trends

Easter and Passover Food Shopping Trends

Image via Wikipedia Two spring holidays that usually fall within days of each other are Easter and the Jewish Passover. As with almost all holidays, food is an important dimension of the festivities. Easter highlights, courtesy of A.C. Nielsen: 1. … Continue reading

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Q: What do Dried Fruit, Shrimp, and Red Wine have in Common?

Q: What do Dried Fruit, Shrimp, and Red Wine have in Common?

Image via Wikipedia A: The answer is sulfites. Have you ever wondered why dried fruit such as apples and apricots that you buy at the supermarket maintain their luster but when you slice an apple at home it immediately starts … Continue reading

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Alcohol Labeling Law?

Alcohol Labeling Law?

Image via Wikipedia Ever wonder how many calories you’re chugging down, drinking that can of Bud? And what is the exact serving size of the Pinot Noir you’re having with your tofu burger? Today,  you’ll have to ask a dietitian … Continue reading

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