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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New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Scientists at UC Davis conducted an interesting study with the participation of 85 young healthy adults. During a two week trial, participants drank a daily dose of soft drinks and had their blood tested. The participants were divided into groups … Continue reading

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Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Here’s a bit of good news for fine cheese lovers. Researchers designed a study to answer the “French Paradox” – why do the French, whose diet is high in saturated fat, live linger than Americans or Brits? The accepted answer … Continue reading

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Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Social media was teeming with discussions this week after a Denver-area mother published a note she received from her daughter’s preschool reprimanding her for packing Oreos in her lunch. The cookies were returned home uneaten, along with this note: “Dear … Continue reading

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Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

98 percent of Americans don’t get enough of the micronutrient potassium in their diet. Potassium is an important mineral because it: 1. helps to build muscles, 2. balances fluid and electrolytes in the body 3. controls the electrical activity of … Continue reading

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Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson, one of the largest suppliers of chicken products to consumers and restaurants, has announced that it is phasing out the use of human antibiotics. By 2017, all its birds will be free of human antibiotics (but not other animal … Continue reading

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Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Worried about falling sales of its Diet Pepsi line of beverages, Pepsico is reformulating its diet drink. In line with the top concern voiced by customers, Pepsi is removing aspartame, a controversial artificial sweetener. This is not the first time … Continue reading

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Chipotle Goes 100% Non-GMO

Chipotle Goes 100% Non-GMO

Starting this week, Chipotle is serving only non-GMO food in all 1700 of its locations. The Mexican fast food chain has been a trailblazer when it comes to ethical sourcing of its meat ingredients, and ran a memorable Food with … Continue reading

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Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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