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Featured Articles

Blog entry | Jan 23 2017
"More." It’s an interesting word. Generally speaking, it has a great connotation. More money? Yes, please. More time? That sounds terrific, thank you. When it comes to food issues, however, more...
Blog entry | Jan 18 2017
Aging in humans is often accompanied by chronic, low-grade inflammation. This inflammation poses a risk for the elderly as most age-related diseases start due to inflammation. Scientists aren’t sure...
Blog entry | Jan 12 2017
It only took two weeks into 2017 to have splashy, click bait headlines from a new study, generating a swirl of confusion about food.  Even more troubling is the complete disregard of the important...
Blog entry | Jan 11 2017
New Year, new superfood! And this year, we’re discussing the super green food spirulina. What’s spirulina, you ask? It’s a blue-green algae that grows in the ocean and has been used as a nutritional...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2017
January is usually filled with optimism. But this year, not so much. No, I’m not talking about politics, but I am talking about a new perspective recently published online in PLoS Medicine in which...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2017
In case you didn’t hear, it’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you need to lose weight, eat less, work out more and become a “new you.” The New Year always brings countless...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2016
Ever hear that natural sugars are better for you? Or that they have vitamins and minerals, so they’re healthier? There’s a lot of misinformation about natural sugars, but at their very core, they are...
Blog entry | Dec 27 2016
The other night I was watching "Seinfeld." This isn’t really any different than any other night because I watch "Seinfeld" most nights; it is, after all, one of my favorite shows. But this episode...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2016
This year, the FACTS network had a lot of health advice to debunk and poor studies to evaluate. While we had over 50 blog posts on common misconceptions about food, nutrition, and agriculture, these...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2016
“Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get salmonella,” is something my mom consistently told me growing up, and I’m sure you have probably heard that too at one point or another. Most people are...
Blog entry | Dec 13 2016
Here at the IFIC Foundation, we like to bust myths and give it to you straight. Well, I’m here today to tell you something that might be shocking to some of our younger viewers...Santa Claus isn’t...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
If you pride yourself on being on top of the latest cooking trends, you’ve probably heard of aquafaba. For everyone else, you’re probably wondering if this is an ingredient or some brand of hand...
Blog entry | Dec 08 2016
Modern food production uses various technologies to ensure that our food supply yields safe and environmentally friendly foods. "Genetically engineered" foods, also known as "genetically modified"...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2016
This week, self-proclaimed consumer product “experts” released a report that examined the residue presence of glyphosate, an herbicide that is widely used by growers (as it is the main ingredient in...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2016
“We shouldn’t be consuming chemicals, only things found in nature.” I’m sure all of us have heard this phrase or some variation before. Believing that we should avoid food and food ingredients with “...
Blog entry | Nov 08 2016
Avocado buns, banana soft serve, cauliflower pizza crust. The ABCs, if you will, of healthy foods being transformed to satisfy our cravings for not so healthy foods. I mean, I have tried the “B’ and...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
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...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
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....
Blog entry | Oct 27 2016
“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...
Blog entry | Oct 25 2016
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...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2016
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...
Blog entry | Oct 11 2016
When it comes to pesticides, there is a lot of debate in the media about what is true and what is false. Once and for all, let's debunk some of the most common myths about pesticides. Pesticides:...
Blog entry | Oct 11 2016
Imagine you consistently meal-prep, set aside an hour each day to workout, and regularly get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Sounds great, right? You’ve been doing this for about four weeks,...
Blog entry | Oct 04 2016
Food Safety may not be at the forefront of your priorities right now, but one bad experience could suddenly change your mind. Why should we care? Because rotten food from foodborne pathogens can make...
Blog entry | Sep 27 2016
Legend has it that in the 16th century, intrepid Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León traveled to what is now considered Florida to find the mythical Fountain of Youth, which contained waters that...
Blog entry | Sep 20 2016
It seems like everyday life is moving faster and faster. We need to do more, travel farther and sleep less. So in this hectic life we live, when can we eat? While we’re commuting? At our desk while...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2016
For this "Try It Tuesday," I decided to experiment with my fluid intake. I love being active, but I often find myself feeling tired or suffering from a dull headache in the middle of the day....
Blog entry | Sep 07 2016
We've all been there. You've just finished up your fourth plate of cobbler at the family picnic, and you wish you could travel back in time (DeLorean? Time Turner? Tardis?) to prevent the impending...
Blog entry | Sep 06 2016
It's been a long time since I’ve kept a food journal. While training to be a registered dietitian, food journaling and dietary assessments are two things I became quite familiar with. But it was...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2016
We all lead busy lives. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to check in with ourselves, especially during mealtimes. Eating slowly with minimal distractions is a good place to start. This makes it...

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  • Join more than 50,000 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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