Potato Eaters Put on Pounds

Potato Eaters Put on Pounds

A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that those who eat more potatoes weigh more than those who don’t. On average, an extra serving of potatoes per day when compared to the baseline study population’s intake equated to a 1.69 pound weight gain over four years. Potato chip eaters weighed … Read more

Are You Delusional About Your Diet?

Are You Delusional About Your Diet?

General Mills – “The World’s Sixth Largest Food Company” – recently conducted a poll of 1,010 adults questioning them about their whole grain intake. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said they think they eat enough whole grains in their diet – despite the fact that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says that 95% of Americans … Read more

Pom(pous) Wonderful Takes a Hit

Pom(pous) Wonderful Takes a Hit

The Federal Trade Commission filed a formal complaint this week charging the makers of PomWonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and a related line of supplements with grossly exaggerating the health benefits of their products. While it is no secret that PomWonderful has been self-funding the “$34 million in medical research” supporting pomegranate health benefits – apparently … Read more

Diabetics Cheat Death with Bran

Diabetics Cheat Death with Bran

A study published in the May 25, 2010 issue of Circulation finds that people with diabetes who eat more whole grains are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than are people with diabetes who have low whole grain intakes. The researchers from Harvard and other Boston-area research institutes studied almost 8,000 diabetic women already … Read more

CSPI’s Whole Grain Finds & Frauds

CSPI’s Whole Grain Finds & Frauds

The Center for Science in the Public Interest publishes the Nutrition Action Health Letter, the “World’s Largest Circulation Health Newsletter”. At $10 for a yearly subscription, the newsletter is an outstanding deal if you are interested in nutrition and enjoy humorous takes on the topic. The newsletter summarizes nutrition-related research, advocates for stricter nutrition labeling … Read more

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars Sued in Class Action Lawsuit

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Bars Sued in Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Southern California last week claims that Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bar packaging and advertising deceptively mislead consumers. The suit claims that Nutri-Grain bars allow you to “Eat Better all Day” because they contain calcium and whole grains; however, the bars also contain trans fat, which is known to elevate LDL levels … Read more

Shirataki Noodles, Glucomannan and Konjac Fiber Examined

Shirataki Noodles, Glucomannan and Konjac Fiber Examined

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “Noodling Your Way to Weight Loss” that looked at the potential health benefits of konjac fiber, a primary ingredient in Asian Shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles are very low calorie, almost carbohydrate-free gummy noodles composed mostly of water and glucomannan (another name for konjac fiber). These noodles … Read more