Blog entry | Sep 14 2017
“Paleo” and “gluten-free” have become household names over the past few years. But have you heard about the Paleo diet for your baby? As trendy eating styles become increasingly popular, the next...
Blog entry | Sep 08 2017
Chatter about protein and protein supplements have been getting a good deal of attention recently. With so much misinformation about amounts, timing and sources here are the answers to five common...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2017
Research was recently published that provides some hope in finding a practical treatment for individuals living with peanut allergies. Many headlines covering this research in the news suggest the...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2017
Low-fat, high-carb: new data from the PURE cohort study The internets are abuzz with a new study from the journal Lancet surrounding an age-old controversy in the nutrition community: low-fat versus...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2017
I love the vibrant color of red velvet cupcakes. The deep, red coloring paired with the moist texture and slightly chocolatey taste is truly indulgent. But what gives these cupcakes their beautiful...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2017
These days, there are too many food myths to count. Even with so much noise out there, some common myths continue to capture our attention. Some of these common misperceptions center on monosodium...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2017
About a week ago, I ordered my first jar of a casein protein supplement. Throughout five years of resistance training, I have consumed protein supplements maybe twice. So this purchase was kind of a...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2017
I am a big fan of documentaries- they are usually a good mix of entertainment and education (#nerdalert). But the latest documentary I watched, What the Health, missed the mark on both fronts for me...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2017
For the first time, in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) included a recommendation to limit added sugars in the diet to less than 10% of total calories. According to the DGA’s...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
The Whole30 is EVERYWHERE. The Whole30 book is even a New York Times “Food and Diet” bestseller. Essentially, the Whole30 is a 30 day eating plan. Completing a “Whole30” involves eating from a very...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2017
Intermittent fasting, or restricting calorie intake to a certain number of hours per day, has become pretty popular lately. A version of intermittent fasting called the 5:2 diet entails restricting...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2017
If your curiosity about low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) is growing, you’re not alone. We get a lot of questions about them: “Will they help me lose weight? Are they safe? Should I avoid them?”, to cite...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2017
Mac and cheese: a childhood favorite for many and a go-to comfort food. Unfortunately, this classic dish is under attack because of a common packaging compound. A new report found the presence of...
Blog entry | Jul 12 2017
Holy coffee, Batman! Guess what’s been the highlight of nutrition news this week? Yup, it’s coffee. And don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of this beverage, but is it really going to make me live...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2017
Heart disease affects many people in the U.S., with almost half of Americans having at least one of three risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking) for heart disease. A 2013 study...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2017
Since 2011, I’ve lived in Minnesota, part of the “goiter belt,” a term for parts of the U.S. (including the Great Lakes region and Appalachia) where soil levels of iodine are naturally low and iodine...
Blog entry | Jun 22 2017
Few subjects about food and nutrition spark more intense discussions than genetic engineering, or GMOs. While no documentary is perfect, we were curious to see if the same will hold true for the "...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2017
Each time a nutrition study descends upon the internet I cringe internally. I have to brace myself as I click through the various news outlets covering it, knowing that I may encounter sensational...
Blog entry | Jun 08 2017
What are the REAL facts about conventional and organic foods? - ProProfs » Quiz from ProProfs
Blog entry | Jun 05 2017
Slime is typically linked to snails, Ghost Busters, and Nickelodeon pranks. It probably is not something you want to eat or even think is in your hamburger, even if it is pink instead of the usual...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2017
You know that first day of school feeling, when you walk into a large, new room and suddenly don’t know where to sit? Unsure if it’s safe to dive into a center aisle, you choose to sit along...
Blog entry | May 24 2017
From banana flour to quinoa flour, it can be hard to keep up with all these new, trendy flours. Sorting out the potential cooking, baking and health benefits they all offer can be overwhelming. But...
Blog entry | May 23 2017
In case you weren’t paying attention, some juicy news circulated recently. Courtesy of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), there are new recommendations on fruit juice consumption for...
Blog entry | May 22 2017
There have been a few articles written in recent days discussing lectins (proteins found in plants and animals), how they are damaging to your health, and why you should avoid them. *Insert eye roll...
Blog entry | May 11 2017
Java enthusiasts rejoice! While you may have been skipping out on that third mug of coffee for fear of having heart palpitations, the latest research actually shows no connection between caffeine...
Blog entry | May 08 2017
The late great Yogi Berra had a way with words. My personal favorite Yogism, “It’s deja vu all over again,” never made more sense than today. Once again, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2017
It’s pretty easy to find an article touting the latest one-off study saying “X food will cure cancer” and then find another article saying “X food will cause cancer.” While reporting these findings...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2017
A new study has examined the associations between consumption of beverages sweetened with sugar and/or low-calorie sweeteners and stroke or dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This particular...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed I was low on honey, and figured I would buy some more before running out and having nothing to sweeten my green smoothies and tea. I went online and perused what was...
Blog entry | Apr 07 2017
Nutrition advice often feels like it’s coming in from all angles during pregnancy. Everyone from your doctor to your great-aunt has an opinion on what you should, or shouldn’t, be eating. With all...

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