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If there’s one universal truth in food, it’s that pasta is delicious. Whether it’s homemade or from a box, whole grain or gluten-free, rigatoni or bucatini, we can’t deny how good it feels to dig into a bowl of noodles. At the same time, low-carbohydrate diets are all the rage — you can’t be on the...
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Old McDonald might be surprised to see the way farms have evolved over the years. For decades, farmers have taken many strides to adapt to availability of natural resources, enhance sustainable practices, increase productivity and still maintain continuing to support our food supply chain. At the...
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This is the third installment of a new video series in partnership with Osmosis, a group that focuses on health science education, highlighting the basics of several nutrition topics. Click here to watch the first video in the series, “Fundamentals of Fats”. Click here to watch the second video in...
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The Nutrition Facts label is getting a makeover — its first in nearly a quarter-century.  Most products will be using the updated label by Jan. 1, 2020, and some already are. There are many important updates to the Nutrition Facts label. Here are three new additions and why they matter. Vitamin D...
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Fad diets are everywhere, and it seems like they’ve been around forever. Some come with a very strict list of what you can eat, and some are more lax. Some of them seem somewhat realistic, while others are unusual if not downright bizarre. So what exactly is a “fad diet”? Do any of them actually...
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If you’ve checked social media lately, you may have noticed the surge in “clean” diets. Almost always accompanying an aesthetically pleasing food creation, this type of article lets you know with absolute certainty that X ingredients or foods are not present. But if you need further clarification,...
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For nearly 50 years, the “infamous” monosodium glutamate, best known as MSG, has received quite the bad rap. MSG, a variant of glutamate, is created when sodium and glutamate combine. It is naturally occurring in foods such as tomatoes, parmesan cheese, meat, walnuts, asparagus, mushrooms, clams...
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We’re back again with another edition of Gut Check. This time, we’re exploring the connection between whole grains and the gut microbiome. If you’ve spent some time poking around FoodInsight, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of whole grains. Diverse foods like oatmeal, popcorn, brown...
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We’ve talked about intuitive eating in the past (check out our hunger scale!) but never fully dove into all 10 principles — until now. Intuitive Eating was coined by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, after their clients expressed concerns about the diet...
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This third article in our “Go Further with Food” series enhances our understanding of the new Nutrition Facts label.The first article in the series focused on food waste, and the second turned its attention from throwing out less food to throwing more nutrient-dense food in your diet. If you’re...
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A lot of us like to start our day with a little caffeine pick-me-up like a fresh cup of coffee, and others swear by their afternoon tea. Caffeine has been enjoyed in foods and beverages for over 1,000 years. But even though it has been around for so long, there are still misconceptions floating...
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It’s likely that when you think of pesticides, your first thought is not about environmental sustainability. While farmers and crop managers do not douse their crops with pesticide chemicals, methodologies to reduce the amount of chemical residue that can remain on foods and in the environment...
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Listeria Monocytogenes We hope you have looked at our E. coli and Salmonella videos and are well on your way to being a food safety expert. But to get you even closer to reaching your “foodborne illness hero” status, we wanted to present you with one more video for our series. Our last installment...
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Many of us have found ourselves in front of the television with a bag of popcorn on our lap and before we know it, the entire bag is gone. In our fast-paced world, it can be easy to get distracted and end up overeating… sometimes without even realizing it. You may have heard the terms “mindful” or...

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