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 obvious changes: More … Read more

Consuming for a Cause: National Non-GMO Month

Consuming for a Cause: National Non GMO Month

October is traditionally a month of harvest. This month, crops are brought in from fields and gardens, and we give thanks for another season of bounty. October is also National Non-GMO Month – a perfect time to reflect on the nation’s food supply. National Non-GMO Month is a celebration of transparency in agriculture and food … Read more

All You Need To Know About Sodium

a spoon full of salt

Sodium is an essential mineral required in our diet. It maintains many essential functions in the body. In this article, we will discuss everything about sodium, its health effects, and a low-sodium diet. Salt and Sodium Salt is a mixture of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. It is mainly of two types: sea salt and … 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 significantly higher contents … Read more

Will Ketchup Still be a Vegetable?

Tomato ketchup in a small bowl next to raw tomatoes

In 2011, the USDA tried to implement its final rules on nutrition standards for school lunches. Most of their proposals for implementation has provoked more than the usual level of fuss. The most controversial was the limits on the amount of starchy vegetables like potatoes allowed in lunches and required more green vegetables. The other … Read more