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

Tajín Shakes Out the Salt

Tajín Shakes Out the Salt

If you know Mexican food – then you probably know Tajín. Tajín is made by the Mexican company of the same name, and it’s a spicy, tangy sprinkle on flavor additive known for its chili and lime combination. Tajín is a ubiquitous condiment in Mexico, available pretty much everywhere food is made, … Read more

Newman’s Own: Pretzel Conspiracy?

Newman’s Own: Pretzel Conspiracy?

Pretzels often get a bad rap from the food police: they’re full of white flour, salt and not much else. But the Newman’s Own Organics The Second Generation line of pretzels appear to be an entirely different bag: they have 110 calories for 22 pretzels, 3 grams of protein, only 180 mg … Read more

Multigrain Pringles – Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing

Multigrain Pringles – Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing

Pringles potato chips has a new line of Multigrain Pringles that claims to “succeed where many others fail, giving you a multigrain snack that tastes great”. They might taste great – if you like salt and fat – but a good source of whole grains they are not! All three flavors (Truly … Read more

The Reality behind Fiber: Real vs. Fake

a bunch of fiber-rich foods

Nutrition is an important part of our well-being and development. It helps us know about nutrients in food, why we need them, and how the body uses them. Knowing the primary facts about nutrients can assist us in taking better care of our health and preventing diseases. There are seven major classes … Read more

Great Marketing for Crappy Kids’ Cereal Draws Fire

kidscereals

This week, Washington, DC-based Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report analyzing the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children on Nickelodeon. The report is a follow-up to CSPI’s 2005 report and Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children. The report found that 80% of Nickelodeon food commercials are … Read more

Whole Grain Stamp of Confusion?

Whole Grain Stamp of Confusion?

The Whole Grain Stamp is a product of the Whole Grains Council, which itself is a consortium of food industry, scientists and chefs founded by Oldways, the non-profit food-issues think tank based in Boston, MA. The Whole Grains Council’s mission is to: Help consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health … Read more

List of Whole Grains and Not Whole Grains

Various grain products on a table

Chances are you’ve eaten a lot of grains already, but are you sure that what you’re eating is the healthiest kind? Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, and they are the best type of grain to add to your diet. All types of grains are great sources of … Read more

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber

Baked brown bread

We all know how inevitably important a balanced healthy diet is for our overall health. A balanced diet typically involves many nutrients taken in balanced proportions – which also includes the consumption of fiber. Dietary fiber is a plant-based nutrient that passes through our digestive system without being broken down. Dietary fiber … Read more