Diet & Health

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, can positively impact your body and cognitive...
Press Release | Jul 18 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The ideal presidential candidate is not the only thing Americans have a hard time agreeing on. An ideological rift exists on certain food issues too. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and...
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.  This is important because low-calorie sweeteners (...
Blog entry | Jul 13 2016
Get your Pokéballs (and your smartphones) and gear up: Pokémon is back and it’s stronger than ever. Creeping up to popularity levels of apps like Tinder and Twitter, Pokémon Go is bringing out the inner Ash Ketchum of Pokémon lovers all over the...
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 Food Insighters tried out (ugh, hi, juice cleanse)....
Blog entry | Jul 11 2016
Summer is here, and it's time to hit the beach! But before you slather on the sunscreen, what are some easy, healthy snacks that complement this perfect beach weather?  Here are some simple, portable snacks to help keep you cool and energized for a...
Blog entry | Jul 08 2016
This year is the Year of the Pulse, and what better way to celebrate than with some roasted lentils! Lentils are a legume, and even further categorized as a pulse, or a legume that only includes the dry seed. Besides lentils, other types of pulses...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2016
Summertime is here, and that means wedding season is in full swing! If you’re a bride or groom in the midst of the planning process, you are probably anticipating all of the things you’ll do together as a married couple. But have you thought about...
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?!?!” But no matter what, I was determined to stick to my...
Blog entry | Jul 01 2016
This weekend we celebrate America. It’s the Fourth of July. You will most likely don an ensemble of red, white and blue. It’s only fitting. What is the perfect accessory? Some Fourth of July ice pops. Ice pops are a refreshing, tasty treat that make...
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 perfectly OK, and oftentimes I am able to engage with...
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 a bevy of scientific reasons why cleanses were...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2016
What’s not to love about jerky? It is a portable snack that is full of protein and goes great with some veggies or nuts. I used to think getting some jerky required a trip to the store, but to my surprise, it’s actually really easy to make. You just...
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 from my teenage sister to my best friend from...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2016
If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s the constant source of fresh fruits and vegetables. Growing up, my mother would take my brother and me to a local farm, where we would pick as many fruits as we could. I would stand in the fields...

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