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News Bite: Low-Calorie Sweeteners: A Sweet Solution to Lowering Your Calorie Intake?

Imagine sitting down for breakfast at a diner on a lazy Sunday morning. Sounds relaxing, right? Sure, until you are faced with the decision of what kind of sweetener to put in your coffee, assuming you don’t take it black, that is. What do you choose: sugar, or one of the low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) on the table?

A Mindful Memorial Day

What do you think of when you hear the words “Memorial Day?” Do you think of barbecues, road trips and the excitement of summer? Does the holiday make you think of and remember all those who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces? Reflection and mindfulness are important parts of the holiday.

4 Things You May Be Wondering About Sugars [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 Sugars," is for you, covering common topics or everyday arguments you may have heard about sugars. Read on for more and feel free to share with others who may be wondering the same things!

Story or Science: Sugars

It can be extremely difficult to determine if the latest trending news story is reporting accurate or credible scientific information—seriously, who has time for that? Because so many stories in the media are about sugars these days, you’ve likely heard many polarizing opinions and complex arguments about this relatively “simple” (pun intended!) ingredient. This infographic, "Story or Science: Sugars", covers some of the information about sugars that you may have come across so that you can decide for yourself—is it good science or just a good story?

Fruits in All Forms

In honor of this year’s March Madness, Foodinsight decided to create our own bracket to find out what you are doing more often to improve your diet. Well, the votes are now in and the options have been whittled down from 30 down to just one.

What I Learned at the 2016 Experimental Biology Conference

From April 2–6, 2016 some big things were happening. You might think I’m talking about the NCAA college basketball tournament, but nope.

News Bite: Let’s 'Unsaturate' the Fat Talk

Let’s play a quick game. What is an essential macronutrient that has become both a target for us to banish from our bodies and is commonly used as an adjective to describe physical appearances and/or feelings? If you guessed fat, you are correct.

It can be extremely disheartening to see and hear how this essential macronutrient is feared or avoided. Recently, headlines and some science have elevated the interest surrounding saturated fat with many touting that tried and true recommendations regarding specific types of fat may need to be rethought.

News Bite: Microbiome Spotlight on Eat & Run

You may have played the fun ice-breaker game "3 truths and a lie," but have you ever played this game through a diet and nutrition lens? This article gets pretty “gutsy” by focusing on an expanding and burgeoning field that, despite the mega amount of interest of interest it's gaining, actually refers to tiny, microscopic bacterial communities known as the microbiome. If you are wondering what the heck the microbiome is, this article is also for you!

Fast Take: Couples, Caffeine, & Healthy Pregnancies

The latest problematic study, rooted in spurious correlation and statistical manipulation, has sparked a round of headlines that connect couples’ caffeine consumption to miscarriages. It’s an incredibly painful topic, and reporting on it deserves more scientific scrutiny than it’s gotten. Here’s where the problems lie:

 

Spotlight on Eat & Run: Current Carb Controversy

Ever wondered about the different types of carbohydrates and how these carbohydrates can contribute to overall health? Confused about the differences between whole grains and enriched refined grains? Then this article is for you! Get the basics on:

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