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Blog entry | Aug 15 2017
About a week ago, I ordered my first jar of a casein protein supplement. Throughout five years of resistance training, I have consumed protein supplements maybe twice. So this purchase was kind of a...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2017
I am a big fan of documentaries- they are usually a good mix of entertainment and education (#nerdalert). But the latest documentary I watched, What the Health, missed the mark on both fronts for me...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2017
For the first time, in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) included a recommendation to limit added sugars in the diet to less than 10% of total calories. According to the DGA’s...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
The Whole30 is EVERYWHERE. The Whole30 book is even a New York Times “Food and Diet” bestseller. Essentially, the Whole30 is a 30 day eating plan. Completing a “Whole30” involves eating from a very...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2017
Intermittent fasting, or restricting calorie intake to a certain number of hours per day, has become pretty popular lately. A version of intermittent fasting called the 5:2 diet entails restricting...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2017
If your curiosity about low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) is growing, you’re not alone. We get a lot of questions about them: “Will they help me lose weight? Are they safe? Should I avoid them?”, to cite...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2017
Mac and cheese: a childhood favorite for many and a go-to comfort food. Unfortunately, this classic dish is under attack because of a common packaging compound. A new report found the presence of...
Blog entry | Jul 12 2017
Holy coffee, Batman! Guess what’s been the highlight of nutrition news this week? Yup, it’s coffee. And don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of this beverage, but is it really going to make me live...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2017
Heart disease affects many people in the U.S., with almost half of Americans having at least one of three risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking) for heart disease. A 2013 study...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2017
Since 2011, I’ve lived in Minnesota, part of the “goiter belt,” a term for parts of the U.S. (including the Great Lakes region and Appalachia) where soil levels of iodine are naturally low and iodine...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2017
Each time a nutrition study descends upon the internet I cringe internally. I have to brace myself as I click through the various news outlets covering it, knowing that I may encounter sensational...
Blog entry | Jun 08 2017
What are the REAL facts about conventional and organic foods? - ProProfs » Quiz from ProProfs
Blog entry | Jun 05 2017
Slime is typically linked to snails, Ghost Busters, and Nickelodeon pranks. It probably is not something you want to eat or even think is in your hamburger, even if it is pink instead of the usual...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2017
You know that first day of school feeling, when you walk into a large, new room and suddenly don’t know where to sit? Unsure if it’s safe to dive into a center aisle, you choose to sit along...
Blog entry | May 24 2017
From banana flour to quinoa flour, it can be hard to keep up with all these new, trendy flours. Sorting out the potential cooking, baking and health benefits they all offer can be overwhelming. But...
Blog entry | May 23 2017
In case you weren’t paying attention, some juicy news circulated recently. Courtesy of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), there are new recommendations on fruit juice consumption for...
Blog entry | May 22 2017
There have been a few articles written in recent days discussing lectins (proteins found in plants and animals), how they are damaging to your health, and why you should avoid them. *Insert eye roll...
Blog entry | May 11 2017
Java enthusiasts rejoice! While you may have been skipping out on that third mug of coffee for fear of having heart palpitations, the latest research actually shows no connection between caffeine...
Blog entry | May 08 2017
The late great Yogi Berra had a way with words. My personal favorite Yogism, “It’s deja vu all over again,” never made more sense than today. Once again, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed I was low on honey, and figured I would buy some more before running out and having nothing to sweeten my green smoothies and tea. I went online and perused what was...
Blog entry | Apr 07 2017
Nutrition advice often feels like it’s coming in from all angles during pregnancy. Everyone from your doctor to your great-aunt has an opinion on what you should, or shouldn’t, be eating. With all...
Blog entry | Apr 05 2017
If you’re a sports fan like me, then you were glued to the couch watching the Final Four and National Championship game this past week. March Madness is one of the greatest spectacles in sport. It...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2017
We’re rounding out National Nutrition Month, with a new Sound Science analysis. In fact, this Sound Science piece includes a double feature. Recently published in the American Journal of Clinical...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Ever heard someone say they don’t consume sugar? Not that they don’t consume added sugars, but that they don’t eat any sugars? I have, and to be honest, it really makes no sense. Considering that...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Fearing all fish? Cutting all coffee? Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be tough. But don’t despair! You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods or follow some crazy strict diet to...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2017
A couple months ago, we wrote a post about added sugars. Like most of our sugars posts, it garnered quite a bit of discussion on social media. One comment really stood out to me: “How are we supposed...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
Hardly a month goes by without a new nutrition research study capturing headlines. March is #NationalNutritionMonth, so, of course, another nutrition study (Micha et al.) is in the spotlight. It’s...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2017
From the unseasonably warm weather, to the Washington Wizards actually having a chance at the championship, to that dollar I found the other day, March has been full of surprises. But even more of a...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2017
As an avid green smoothie connoisseur, I’m quite familiar with spinach and kale. I love how they taste, and the added benefit of fiber, vitamins A and C, and iron make it perfect for more than just a...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2017
A recent video on BuzzFeed compared the relative sugar content in various fruits, the not-so-subtle implication being that "sugar = bad." Such a message is not only over-simplified—focusing, as so...

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  • Join the tens of thousands of mythbusters out there fighting against bad information on food
  • Get no-nonsense, easy-to-understand nutrition and safety insights
  • Read Q&As with experts explaining the latest studies, debates, and news stories
  • Be empowered to make your own decisions about your diet
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