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Is there a more discussed topic in food these days than sugar? While sugars can be found naturally in some foods and beverages, they can also be added as ingredients in others. With a revised Nutrition Facts label that will include "added sugars" coming by 2018, now is the perfect time to brush up...
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This year at the BlogHer Food conference, Food Insight sponsored an event to introduce mindful eating and flavorful cooking to food bloggers. For food blogger Rachee Fagg (@sayitrahshay), mindful eating is now a tool that is helping her change her relationship with food. Check out her blog posts on...
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These days, Millennials get all the attention. But let’s not forget about Boomers. They make up a large portion of the U.S. population and have money to spend on consumer goods, especially on food. But what are Boomers looking for when it comes to nutrition? Read our latest article for Food Dive on...
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With lots of milk options out there, remember that soy milk is a candidate that can work for you. It is a complete protein that helps with weight management and muscle growth; it contains calcium for bones and skeletal health; and it has unsaturated fats that support a healthy heart. Need another...
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National Moldy Cheese Day is celebrated each year on October 9th, a day for all cheese lovers to come together and celebrate delicious moldy cheeses such as Brie, blue, Roquefort, and Camembert. These cheeses are delicious, but what about the moldy American slices in the back of my fridge? So why...
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Want a candidate that everyone can get behind? Chicken is the answer for this election season. Not only is chicken an easy centerpiece for any meal, there are so many different ways to prepare it. Whether roasted on its own, as part of a sandwich or salad, or used as the main protein in a recipe,...
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“Stranger Things” was one of this year’s unexpected hits. The show is indeed full of strange things: the Upside-Down, telekinetic powers, government experiments and creepy monsters. But here at Food Insight, we noticed something a little stranger: Eleven’s diet. But can Eleven’s eclectic choices of...
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You can't find a "one-size-fits-all" nutrition plan.  We all have different ideas on how to stick to a healthful routine. So this Halloween, all of us at Food Insight wanted to share with you our favorite tricks for maintaining a healthy eating pattern, and on the other hand, our favorite treats...
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(Washington, D.C.)—Tamika Sims, PhD, has been named Director of Food Technology Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation. Sims was previously Director of Human Health Policy for CropLife America, where she helped analyze the impact of regulatory...
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Whole grain crackers deserve to be elected as the healthy hero of snack time. Eat whole grain crackers on their own or pair with dips, spreads or proteins like meat and cheese to make easy and delicious snacks. This candidate also happens to come with health benefits like fiber for digestive health...
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I have a ritual every morning I get to work: Turn on my computer, heat up my breakfast while my computer boots up (this morning it was potatoes, boiled eggs, and some coffee), check work emails, then check my personal email. My personal email is full of various unimportant things: an email from my...
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Another day, another dollar, and another headline touting misleading claims about new research. This time, a new study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology is connecting drinking two or more servings of sweetened beverages a day with an increased risk of latent autoimmune diabetes (...
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Just in time for fall, one of our favorite candidates, cocoa, has stepped up to the platform. Whether it’s a small piece of dark chocolate, a cup of hot cocoa as a satisfying treat, or using cocoa in oatmeal, yogurt, or recipes, pick this versatile ingredient for a ton of health benefits. Vote...
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As you stroll through the grocery store, you are bombarded by numerous health claims on food labels and packaging. Some boast of their natural ingredients, while others highlight their high nutrient content. But does this align with what you are looking for? Do these words and phrases actually help...

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