Does Tajin Have Salt In It

Bottle of Tajin Clasico Seasoning

Mexican cuisine makes great use of lime and chili, so it makes perfect sense that Tajin season was created by a Mexican company. If you are unfamiliar with the product then it was founded by Horacio Fernandez in 1985. This company produces several varieties of condiments composed of salt, lime, and chili. … Read more

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

This weekend the New York Times attacked the topic of “Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet”. The article, written by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt led with, “The problem isn’t willpower. It’s neuroscience. You can’t – and shouldn’t – fight back.” Dr. Aamodt is the author of the forthcoming book “Why Diets … Read more

How Fiber Fared in the New Food Label

How Fiber Fared in the New Food Label

After 9 arduous years of deliberations, the FDA finally rolled out the final rule on the new food label last week. In a nutshell, the biggest changes you will notice by 2018 are outlined in the FDA’s infographic: Much of the food label media attention has centered on 3 of the most … Read more

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Check out the daily videos published by Michael Greger, MD of nutritionfacts.org. Dr. Greger’s entertaining video snippets do an outstanding job of summarizing the vast amount of published nutrition research, delving into what the studies really say (and don’t say) – and saving you a boatload of time by not having to … Read more

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

If you need yet another reason to get your fiber on – a new study shows cereal fiber can help keep diabetes at bay. A study published in the journal Diabetologia showed that not only does dietary fiber help fight type 2 diabetes risk, but it also helps lower Body Mass Index … Read more

Restaurant Calorie Counts: Right to Know?

Some of the Best Organic Restaurants of the World

The FDA recently finalized their rule stating that calories will have to be posted “clearly and conspicuously” at: Restaurants with 20 or more outlets Vending machines with 20 or more machines Retail outlets such as movie theaters with 20 or more theaters While calories need to be posted up front on menu … Read more

Fiber: This One’s for the Birds

Fiber: This One’s for the Birds

It’s probably not something you think about every day – but our feathered friends need their fiber, too. In anarticle in HGTV Magazine several years ago, Stephen Kress – vice president for bird conservation at the National Audubon Society – said you want to fill your feeder properly. It is important to … Read more

Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

“It’s time to start thinking of Starbucks for great food”. Or so says the promo material for the new La Boulange line of “artisanal pastries” being offered at the ubiquitous coffee shop. La Boulange Bakery is a San Francisco institution that has been serving up “fantastic brunches and healthful lunches” in the … Read more

Girl Scout Cookie Season: Be Prepared

Beautiful cookies assorted close-up. background horizontal top view

The Girls Scout cookie season is underway with the same old zeal and entrepreneurial spirit. Girl Scouts from across the US will participate in the adventure-loaded program for yet another year. The 6 – 8-week period is perfect for reviving the classic family specialty and introducing more to the lineup. The girl … Read more

Fiber Report Card: We’re Failing

Fiber Report Card: We’re Failing

A sizable study recently showed just how little fiber Americans are eating…and just how bad that might be for us. Dr. Cheryl R. Clark of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School recently analyzed national-level consumption data from 1999-2010. In her report, published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. … Read more

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

Hot on the tail of news showing that Americans are living longer but not necessarily better lives, comes a large study from Sweden linking fruit and vegetable intake with overall mortality. The study, published in the August edition of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed over 71,000 Swedish adults for a period … Read more

Plant Eaters Live Longer

Plant Eaters Live Longer

A vegetarian diet may be good for your longevity. Or so says a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study looked at over 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists over a period of 6 years and found that vegetarians (who ate seafood, dairy, and eggs) had a 12% lower chance of … Read more

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Hot on the heels of Taco Bell pulling their ad chastising veggie-toting football-watching fans comes the Wall Street Journal’s 22 Super Bowl Party Rules. Rule 7. A good Super Bowl prank is to show up with big bowl of kale salad and yell, ‘WHO’S READY FOR SOME KALE SALAAAADDD!!!” Now, what’s ironic … Read more

Foodborne Burden

Foodborne Burden

A recent report from the CDC analyzed the sources of foodborne illness in the US from 1998-2008. Cited as one of the most comprehensive analyses of attributing illness to food, the results of this report might surprise you – namely because of the role that fresh produce plays. The researcher found that … Read more

Organic: Good, Not Great

Organic: Good, Not Great

While there certainly remains a number of convincing arguments for buying organic produce – you may be surprised to learn they don’t have to do with nutrition. A review article to be published in the forthcoming issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found that organic fruits and vegetables do not contain … Read more

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

A study published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates that those calorie menu boards you see popping up at sit-down chain and fast food restaurants…they might actually be doing more than just making you feel bad about what you’re about to scarf … Read more