Megan Meyer's blog

Ghee, Your Food Tastes Terrific

Ladies and gents, there’s a new fat in town. Although it seems like coconut oil is still all the rage these days, there has been some movement on who’s the phattest fat. Meet "ghee." aka the Sanskrit word for “sprinkled.”

Food Fad: Cutting the Cord on Corn

Just when you thought fruits and vegetables were safe from the food fad coverage, we read some recent articles by self-proclaimed nutrition expert Gwyneth Paltrow. Just in time for the New Year and resolutions that are tied to it, she has a new take on what a healthy diet means.

Packaged Food Series: Time Saving

You may think that in order to eat healthfully you need to have expert chef skills and/or have the time everyday to make meals from scratch that are picture-perfect and worthy to be posted on social media. This is not the only option: Packaged foods provide a great alternative to still eat a nutritious, balanced meal without spending your precious free time in the kitchen. Many packaged food options are ready-to-eat or can be prepared in 15 minutes or less using the microwave or oven.

Packaged Food Series: Nutrition Enhancements

According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village be?

Food Fad: Bone Broth

This time of year anything with the word "broth" has my interest. This past week’s weather has been particularly brutal, with daytime temps barely rising above freezing. We thought the weather aligned perfectly for with this week’s food fad edition: bone broth. Bone broth rose in popularity in 2015 and doesn’t seem like it’s fading anytime soon.

Why the craze?

Fingertips on the Pulse: 2016, the Year of the Pulse

Year of the pulse? No, we aren’t talking about feeling your heartbeat. Instead, we're talking about food. Pulses are attracting attention this year with the United Nations (UN) declaring 2016 the UN International Year of Pulses. You might be wondering, what’s a pulse? Why are pulses receiving so much attention? Well, we’ve got you covered with some pulse pointers.

So what exactly is a pulse?

Fast Take: The Latest Iteration of Sugar Panic

This week, headlines were terrifying.

The 10 Best Partnered Blog Posts of 2015

This year IFIC partnered with a variety of health and wellness focused sites, like AzumioThe MuseLifehackRuntastic, and MyFitnessPal, to author more than 25 articles.

Festive with Flavonoids: Benefits for Total Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

With the holidays in full swing around here, I am always looking for ways to “health-ify” my diet as more indulgent foods seem to creep on to my plate. Turns out that a class of antioxidants called 'flavonoids' are just what I am looking for. Flavonoids are a group of bioactive compounds that have been shown to promote cardiovascular, cognitive, and total health. Want to reap the benefits of flavonoids? Fruit such as grapes, pears, citrus, berries, and cherries are full of flavonoids.