Blog entry | Dec 14 2018
Cold winter nights often call for baking sweet treats and sipping hot cocoa. While we get comfy and cozy, we should not negate the importance of food safety practices while preparing our winter...
Blog entry | Dec 11 2018
Sugar, in one form or another, is added to many of our favorite foods and beverages. Most people know that sugar adds sweetness but many may not know that sugar is added for other reasons too. For...
Blog entry | Dec 06 2018
The Basics of Lutein Lutein (pronounced loo-teen) is an antioxidant belonging to a group called carotenoids, which make the bright yellow, red and orange colors in fruits, vegetables and other plants...
Blog entry | Nov 29 2018
I’ve come to the realization that we cannot live without packaging. But I do concern myself with where packaging goes after I have used it. Many of us actively recycle our food packaging at home, at...
Blog entry | Nov 28 2018
There’s a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there which can make food decisions challenging. As a parent, the pressure mounts even higher because naturally, you want to do what’s best for...
Blog entry | Nov 21 2018
’Tis the season for planning big meals, tasty treats and of course, quality time with loved ones. Many folks love enjoying lots of delicious and nutritious foods this time of year (and all year-round...
Blog entry | Nov 14 2018
Walk into any dietary supplement store and you’re likely to see a whole wall filled with nothing but protein powders. It seems like there are more varieties than the number of pounds that The Rock...
Blog entry | Nov 06 2018
Ah, holiday traditions. Every November, you and your family head to Grandma’s house and after strategically finding a seat as far away from your opinionated uncle as possible, everyone settles in for...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2018
Haunted houses, horror movies and hilarious costumes all make Halloween a scary good time. Candy is also a big part of Halloween, which means there’s no better time of year to talk about sugar. If...
Blog entry | Oct 24 2018
Many of us opt to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as a part of building a healthy lifestyle. While many of us still do not consume as many fruits and veggies as we should, we have likely all...
Blog entry | Oct 24 2018
We hear so much about eating to improve our “gut health.” These conversations almost always involve a discussion about foods that contain prebiotics and probiotics. But what exactly are they? Where...
Blog entry | Oct 10 2018
Imagine this: You’re browsing the internet and you come across an article saying that chocolate, your favorite sweet treat, is actually good for you. Is this information just another case of junk...
Blog entry | Sep 26 2018
In 2017, the American consumer averaged 1.5 grocery shopping trips per week.  While most of us focus a lot on the taste and price of our food, we might also stop to think for a moment about how the...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2018
A new study published in The Lancet is hot off the presses, and the results may surprise you: Higher intake of total dairy (more than two servings of dairy per day) was associated with lower risk...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2018
Food preservation has been part of just about every culture throughout history. Prior to today’s technology, ancient societies froze meat and seafood in icy climates or dried foods in tropical ones....
Blog entry | Aug 28 2018
Foodborne illness outbreaks and food recalls can cause many of us to think twice about what to buy in our local grocery stores and restaurants. While the United States has one of the safest food...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2018
Plants are finally on-trend. It seems as though everywhere you turn, more and more people are opting for plant-based foods. Research shows that plant-based diets have several benefits, but there’s...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2018
A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook scrolling through my timeline, and a particular post caught my eye. It was a picture of steak with the caption, “Trying the carnivore diet”. A bunch of thoughts ran...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2018
When you think of the word “probiotics”, what comes to mind? A cup of yogurt or a bottle of dietary supplement capsules probably rises to the top, but over the last few years the presence of...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2018
Have you noticed updated Nutrition Facts labels in stores yet? If you have, then you’ve seen that they contain added sugars information. For many of our favorite foods and drinks, the new way sugars...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2018
The emails hit the inboxes of 23andMe members earlier this year. While their customers had grown accustomed to periodic updates about their health-risk indicators and genetic traits, this particular...
Blog entry | Jul 31 2018
Most people are familiar with aloe vera in its topical form, where it’s used to soothe sunburn, eczema or acne. But recently, it’s ventured outside of the “vacation necessities” drugstore aisle: Aloe...
Blog entry | Jul 18 2018
We’re back with another installment of Sound Science, the forum where we spotlight quality research studies and scientific conclusions that may have flown under your radar. This time, we take a peek...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2018
If you’re looking for ways to reduce the calories, carbohydrates and sugars from your diet, then you’re not alone. Low-calorie sweeteners are one option many people turn to, but conflicting...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2018
Welcome to Gut Check, our running series where we explore how the food we eat is connected to our gut microbiome. We recently took a look at how low-calorie sweeteners impact the microbes living in...
Blog entry | Jul 05 2018
For the last installment in our milk series, we thought it would be a good idea to dive into coconut milk. Plus, you might want to get an early start on celebrating World Coconut Day (Sept. 2). Even...
Blog entry | Jun 20 2018
When you were a kid, chances are you played with little plastic food items and maybe even tried to take a bite every once in a while.  Now that you are an adult, you may have heard that there could...
Blog entry | Jun 19 2018
Lectin is a naturally occurring protein found in beans, legumes, whole grains and even some vegetables. Recently, lectin spent some time in the spotlight after a being discussed in a popular book...
Blog entry | Jun 14 2018
One-third of people are dieting—counting, measuring and potentially overthinking their food choices. But what if I told you there were other options—alternatives that didn’t require you to spend...
Blog entry | Jun 08 2018
As both a food-loving and food-phobic society, Americans have a tendency to obsess over certain foods and diet trends—vilifying them after they lose their allure and championing them anew when they...

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