Blog entry | Apr 05 2017
If you’re a sports fan like me, then you were glued to the couch watching the Final Four and National Championship game this past week. March Madness is one of the greatest spectacles in sport. It...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2017
We’re rounding out National Nutrition Month, with a new Sound Science analysis. In fact, this Sound Science piece includes a double feature. Recently published in the American Journal of Clinical...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Ever heard someone say they don’t consume sugar? Not that they don’t consume added sugars, but that they don’t eat any sugars? I have, and to be honest, it really makes no sense. Considering that...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Fearing all fish? Cutting all coffee? Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be tough. But don’t despair! You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods or follow some crazy strict diet to...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2017
A couple months ago, we wrote a post about added sugars. Like most of our sugars posts, it garnered quite a bit of discussion on social media. One comment really stood out to me: “How are we supposed...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
We all have at least a bit of a sweet tooth, right? Well, most of us deprive ourselves at one time or another out of fear of excess calories. But some people also avoid foods and beverages containing...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
Hardly a month goes by without a new nutrition research study capturing headlines. March is #NationalNutritionMonth, so, of course, another nutrition study (Micha et al.) is in the spotlight. It’s...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2017
From the unseasonably warm weather, to the Washington Wizards actually having a chance at the championship, to that dollar I found the other day, March has been full of surprises. But even more of a...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2017
As an avid green smoothie connoisseur, I’m quite familiar with spinach and kale. I love how they taste, and the added benefit of fiber, vitamins A and C, and iron make it perfect for more than just a...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2017
A recent video on BuzzFeed compared the relative sugar content in various fruits, the not-so-subtle implication being that "sugar = bad." Such a message is not only over-simplified—focusing, as so...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2017
Last year, I decided to get my yoga teaching certification. It was surprisingly labor-intensive, and I learned everything from the history of yoga and how to sequence a class, to anatomy and even...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
If you haven’t heard of the 80/20 diet, it’s a pretty simple concept. Eat healthy at least 80 percent of the time, and allow discretionary or “cheat” foods 20 percent of the time. Many diet trends...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2017
Fad diets and iffy scientific studies occupy so much of the dialogue around food and nutrition issues that it can be easy to lose sight of the things that really count the most—the ones that are...
Blog entry | Jan 31 2017
It is no secret that consumers are expanding their palates to include foods from around the world. Last year, Google reported that international cuisine is a hot search topic and consumers are eager...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2017
Nutrition conversations can be "qwerty" ... I mean, quirky. They’re eerily reminiscent of a favorite game from my youth—the telephone game. Remember it? It was always full of laughs, but it was also...
Blog entry | Jan 23 2017
New Year, new Try It Tuesday, and for our first installment of 2017, we’re making small dietary changes with a big payoff. It’s "getting the recommended five fruits and vegetables a day"! Something I...
Blog entry | Jan 23 2017
"More." It’s an interesting word. Generally speaking, it has a great connotation. More money? Yes, please. More time? That sounds terrific, thank you. When it comes to food issues, however, more...
Blog entry | Jan 18 2017
Aging in humans is often accompanied by chronic, low-grade inflammation. This inflammation poses a risk for the elderly as most age-related diseases start due to inflammation. Scientists aren’t sure...
Blog entry | Jan 12 2017
It only took two weeks into 2017 to have splashy, click bait headlines from a new study, generating a swirl of confusion about food.  Even more troubling is the complete disregard of the important...
Blog entry | Jan 11 2017
New Year, new superfood! And this year, we’re discussing the super green food spirulina. What’s spirulina, you ask? It’s a blue-green algae that grows in the ocean and has been used as a nutritional...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2017
January is usually filled with optimism. But this year, not so much. No, I’m not talking about politics, but I am talking about a new perspective recently published online in PLoS Medicine in which...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2017
In case you didn’t hear, it’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you need to lose weight, eat less, work out more and become a “new you.” The New Year always brings countless...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2016
Ever hear that natural sugars are better for you? Or that they have vitamins and minerals, so they’re healthier? There’s a lot of misinformation about natural sugars, but at their very core, they are...
Blog entry | Dec 28 2016
If you came across a book or article about diet and nutrition called “You’re Doing Everything Right,” you probably wouldn’t read it, would you?  Sadly, when it comes to food and health, readers love...
Blog entry | Dec 27 2016
The other night I was watching "Seinfeld." This isn’t really any different than any other night because I watch "Seinfeld" most nights; it is, after all, one of my favorite shows. But this episode...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2016
This year, the FACTS network had a lot of health advice to debunk and poor studies to evaluate. While we had over 50 blog posts on common misconceptions about food, nutrition, and agriculture, these...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2016
“Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get salmonella,” is something my mom consistently told me growing up, and I’m sure you have probably heard that too at one point or another. Most people are...
Blog entry | Dec 13 2016
Here at the IFIC Foundation, we like to bust myths and give it to you straight. Well, I’m here today to tell you something that might be shocking to some of our younger viewers...Santa Claus isn’t...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
If you pride yourself on being on top of the latest cooking trends, you’ve probably heard of aquafaba. For everyone else, you’re probably wondering if this is an ingredient or some brand of hand...
Blog entry | Dec 08 2016
Modern food production uses various technologies to ensure that our food supply yields safe and environmentally friendly foods. "Genetically engineered" foods, also known as "genetically modified"...

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