The 10 Favorite Food Insight Blogs of 2017

In 2017, the IFIC Foundation provided cream of the crop insight into all things food. As the year comes to a close, we look back on some of our most popular posts of the year.

1. A Nutrition Showdown: Canned Green Beans vs. Fresh Green Beans

It’s the showdown of the year. When it comes to canned green beans, they have the same nutritional benefits of fresh. Even better, they save time and money.

2. 2017 Food and Health Survey: “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values”

In the 12th edition of the Food and Health Survey, we discuss significant issues such as consumer confusion, food production, sustainability, and food safety.

3. What Is Titanium Dioxide?

Our post on titanium dioxide explains the what and why to this common food colorant. Spoiler alert: it is safe for consumption.

4. Mindful Eating Checklist: How to Master Mindful Eating

Mindful eating focuses on building a healthy relationship with all foods. Practice mindful eating by eating slowly and noting the different sensory aspects.

5. Vitamins and Minerals Fact Sheets

Get a rundown of the most common vitamins, from A to Zinc.

6. What Is Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K)?

You probably haven’t heart of this no-calorie sweetener. Learn what it is in this blog post (it even comes with a colorful infographic).

7. Try It Tuesday: The “Buddha Diet” and Intermittent Fasting

The Buddha Diet, a type of intermittent fasting, is a time-restricted diet that focuses on when you eat. Active and social butterflies beware! It may not be for those who exercise frequently or have a full calendar of happy hours and fourth meals.

8. Fresh vs. Frozen Foods: Let’s Talk About Corn

The frozen corn won this showdown! When compared with fresh, from preparation time to cost to longevity, frozen corn was the obvious winner.

9. What You Need to Know About Farmers Markets and Food Safety

Farmers’ markets are a summer staple, but make sure you practice the same safe food handling with farmer’s market produce as you would from a grocery store. 

10. 2017 Food and Health Survey: A Focus on 50+

When it comes to their diets, boomers have a different outlook on health than their millennial counterparts.

We look forward to sharing more information on nutrition, health, and food safety with you in 2018!

This blog post was written by Kamilah Guiden and Morgan Manghera, communications intern and graduate student at George Washington University.