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Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
“Healthy” is a nearly ubiquitous word. But is there any consensus on what the term means when it is applied to food? One quick web search for “what is a healthy food” generates over 567,000,000...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
The great thing about working at the IFIC Foundation is that my coworkers are reality show addicts just like myself. And when your only outlet for discussing what happened on last night’s guilty...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2016
We all know how important fruits and vegetables are in a healthy diet. With micronutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruits and vegetables are vital components to a well-...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2016
If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent posts from IFIC Foundation staff trialing various diets and eating styles, then you may be interested in this one as well. I came across this diet many years ago—...
Blog entry | Aug 09 2016
Let me start by saying that I am not a dietitian, nor am I a scientist, so none of what I am about to tell you should necessarily be taken as “advice.” According to my own reading of the available...
Blog entry | Aug 04 2016
In the world of Instagram food photography, Buzzfeed recipes, and do-it-yourself gourmet cooking, there are endless opportunities to try some really incredible food.  Trying out steak tartare on...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
I was happy to be assigned the Flexible Diet for our office diet challenge. What can be so hard about something that begins with “flexible”? I got the easiest one…or so I thought until I started...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2016
We’re all about breaking down scientific findings, especially when the research focuses on nutrition. Most of the time, we are providing important perspective to particularly popular studies, working...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
Buh bye eggs benny. So long sushi. RIP Thursday happy hour. This was the beginning of my eulogy to food once I found out I was pregnant. Of course there was excitement, but that excitement was also...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2016
Have you ever watched "Degrassi: The Next Generation"? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. I remember an episode where Emma does a science project on how food, specifically “healthy” foods,...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Earth’s most popular medium of life has recently experienced exponential growth in options at the grocery store. Sparkling, tonic, seltzer … there are likely a dozen more versions of H2O, but how do...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Here we go again. Another day, another headline touting questionable science. This time, findings in a study published in Cell Metabolism suggest that consuming sucralose might increase appetite.  ...
Blog entry | Jul 11 2016
My take on Try It Tuesday involved cutting all dairy from my diet for the week. Initially, I thought this diet would be a piece of (dairy-free) cake, especially compared to what some of my fellow...
Blog entry | Jul 05 2016
I got mixed reactions from friends when I told them I was going vegan. Some were supportive: “Oh, you can make so many great vegan meals!” Some were aghast at the idea: “Why would you do that?!?!”...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2016
Managing our social media accounts, I engage with many of our followers in discussions about nutrition and agriculture. While most of the time we are in agreement, sometimes we aren’t. That’s...
Blog entry | Jun 28 2016
"Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it." This phrase would rattle around in my head every time I had a negative thought about juice cleanses, or cautioned a friend against them. Sure, I could point to...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2016
Want to know how to pique someone’s interest if you are talking about food or nutrition? Mention the word “antioxidant.” Seriously, it has some special power or something. Family and friends, ranging...
Blog entry | Jun 21 2016
I have a riddle: What’s only 1 mm in length, created a cult indoor garden classic, and can be added to a variety of foods and drinks for a nutritional lift? If you guessed chi-chi-chi-chia seeds,...
Blog entry | Jun 16 2016
It’s officially National Splurge Day, or as Parks and Recreation fans may know it: “Treat Yo Self 2016”. Splurge Day reminds me of an article I saw recently. The author, Gretchen Rubin, proposed that...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2016
Our favorite morning beverage and afternoon pick-me-up was evaluated for how it impacts the risk of cancer in people. Well, good news! Coffee is no longer deemed as a possible carcinogen and recent...
Blog entry | Jun 13 2016
Nitrites. Fear the word! I am betting at some point in the endless ritual of perusing the internet, you have stumbled across the topic of nitrites/nitrates in food. You might recall a headline like...
Blog entry | Jun 09 2016
This past weekend, I had a girl’s night with some of my friends. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, and what better way to catch up than over dinner and drinks … of course, I had to pick the place...
Blog entry | Jun 07 2016
Coffee is the most important part of my diet, immediately following all the essential nutrients. In the past year, I have upgraded to pour over in the mornings and cold brew on hot days. Beyond...
Blog entry | Jun 07 2016
At the time of this blog post, there are approximately 30 different teas in my kitchen. Green, black, Earl Grey, hibiscus, white, rooibos, orange and mango, Thai, blackberry, and many more. But...
Blog entry | Jun 02 2016
Science communication is at the heart of what we strive to do here. When new scientific results are oversold and/or sensationalized, it can leave us with all.the.feels. And it’s not like we are the...
Blog entry | May 23 2016
If you don’t know already, I am pretty diligent about washing my hands. It’s a great way to keep me, and others around me, from getting sick or putting the safety of the food I prepare at risk. (...
Blog entry | May 20 2016
Actress Emma Watson might be best known for playing “the brightest witch of her age,” Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter movies, but she has gotten some of her facts wrong about agriculture....
Blog entry | May 11 2016
Sunday nights are the only part of the week that matters for me during the next three months when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” airs. The time in between each new episode is simply for reviewing the last...
Blog entry | May 04 2016
In the past week, there has been a lot of media attention around a recent study of participants from The Biggest Loser.  Six years after their transformations, some losing 200+ pounds, all but one...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2016
With the constant chatter about sugars, there are probably at least a few things you’re unsure of and would like more information about.  If so, this infographic, "4 Things You May Be Wondering About...

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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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