Blog entry | Feb 14 2018
Following diets or eating patterns is pretty common in the United States, with one in seven Americans reporting that they stick to a specific eating pattern or diet.  While fad diets and trends...
Blog entry | Feb 13 2018
As we try to incorporate healthier habits into our busy lives, it helps to be more mindful of our food choices. But that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on taste. Our favorite foods can pack a nutrient...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2018
I hope that you’re reading this before you decided to throw that new bunch of asparagus directly in the trash can (if not, I’m sorry for your loss). Many of you may have come across several news...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2018
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Many kids grow up fascinated with science. This can start with a love of animals, bugs or flowers. As a kid, I was obsessed with digging...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2018
This is the first 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. Fats are an...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2018
Ahh, February. The official month of candy hearts, slushy grey weather (at least in DC) and getting real about health goals. The rosy optimism of our New Year’s diet resolution has faded, and it’s...
Blog entry | Feb 05 2018
Why do we choose the foods we eat?  What makes this food more appealing than that food?  What are the things you like about your favorite food?  Take a look and you’ll see that the color makes a...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2018
What do you know about bacteria? Your first thought is likely something like “yuck” and that may be fair. Still, we should point out that there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. Bacteria are all...
Blog entry | Feb 01 2018
Welcome to the sixth installment of Food Insight’s Build Your Own Series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of your favorite foods. Next up is snack dip -- an...
Blog entry | Jan 31 2018
If I were to go out and do a Jimmy Kimmel-esque Pedestrian Question on why fiber is good for us, I’ve got a few guesses on how it would go: “Fiber keeps you regular (hehe)” “I think fruits and...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2018
When some people hear the term “selective breeding,” they assume it’s a fairly recent technology. Well, they would be off just a little bit — by about 12,000 years, to be precise. Practices such as...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2018
Potassium – how could I live without you? Well, the answer is…I couldn’t. Potassium is essential to life. It might not be the first nutrient that comes to mind when you consider healthy living, but...
Blog entry | Jan 25 2018
Welcome to the fifth installment of our Build Your Own series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of your favorite foods. Next up is the fajita — an option that...
Blog entry | Jan 24 2018
You may have heard of the recent Salmonella food safety incident brought on by the consumption of clover sprouts on sandwiches. People in several states have contracted foodborne illness and have...

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