I was having lunch with a friend last week and she told me she was avoiding MSG, so I went home and looked for info on MSG from credible sources, like the FDA. That’s when I learned some surprising, and sometimes overlooked, facts about MSG.
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From the scientific studies to the variety of tastes, this infographic breaks down the essentials about low-calorie sweeteners, especially for those with diabetes or trying to lose weight!
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We all know quinoa is laden with sugar precursors (...carbs). But it's a bit of a mystery as to what it does to your body. Now, thanks to FACTS Followers, we have the answer to that question. The brains behind the FACTS Network have revealed exactly what a refreshing cup of Quinoa does to your...
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With temperatures sitting above 90, I am reaching for my water bottle after my morning running and not stopping until I crash into bed. I am a big fan of plain, delicious water. But recently, I have been spicing things up a bit. Sparkling water or dropping some fresh fruit, herbs, or citrus into my...
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Looking for a protein-packed breakfast or a filling afternoon mini-meal? Check out these ideas to add protein to your favorite whole grain snacks.  Take a look back through our series at Protein Power Couples Infographic - Part 1 for more information on proteins sources that can stand alone or need...
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To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing campaign posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at our second candidate- tuna fish - to check out its vitamins, protein, and Omega-3s! Tuna: Elect the Perfect Protein Catch [INFOGRAPHIC] from Food Insight   Check out...
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I was having lunch with a friend last week and she told me she was avoiding MSG.  When I asked her why, she mentioned that she had read about it on the Internet. That was a big red flag. Obviously, not all information on the web is accurate or science-based.  I’m always trying to stay current with...
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Check out this infographic on the latest study showing that low-calorie sweetened beverages help dieters keep weight off. Sensible Sips for Weight Management [INFOGRAPHIC] from Food Insight
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“How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie” is a headline that should be setting off significant mental warning alarms. In fact, in War on Science Part 1, nutrition experts flagged this exact kind of language as indicative of a questionable ‘weight loss quick fix.’...
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When your mom asked you to clean your plate as a kid, she had good reason. John Oliver explained why on his most recent segment of “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver highlighted the issue of food waste in America - and rightfully so. According to FutureFood2050, 33 - 50 percent of food produced for human...
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Energy balance is important for all ages.  That is why we created the new Energy Balance Guide for late teens and adults in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.  This guide provides practical advice, steps to get started, and myth-busting guidelines for late teens through...
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(Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to its proposal to revise the iconic Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The proposal now includes a %DV for added sugars. Turns out, there’s more news to this story. Today, the FDA made public their consumer...
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This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s)  of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 1408371. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards Created by Registered Dietitians and a...
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If you've dug into the first infographic in our series, you've already got the basics about protein pairing. Luckily, there's no need for stress- you don't need to pair these incomplete proteins at every meal! Consuming diverse protein foods through the day will give you everything you need. But if...
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July may be “National Ice Cream Month,” but in my house, every month is Ice Cream Month! It is my family’s all-time favorite treat. I think it must be genetic. It is our “go-to” dessert every chance we get. Concerns about adding extra sugar and fat to the diet keep some people from enjoying their...
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Has there ever been a taste that you enjoyed, but couldn’t quite explain? Perhaps you are noticing what has been coined as the fifth taste, “umami”; a taste attributed to foods containing glutamate, an amino acid that is one of the building blocks of protein. Think about a bowl of hot pasta with...

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