Diet & Health

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, which sounds easy, but was actually really hard...
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 everything I value in life, it gives me a reason to...
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 despite the plethora of teas, I am in the market for...
Blog entry | Jun 06 2016
Food is one of the best parts of traveling. But between the cost of plane tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals, even the most budget-savvy traveler can end up strapped for cash when it's time for a meal. But you don’t have to shell out the...
Blog entry | Jun 03 2016
This summer, we are excited to launch a new Food Insight series called the “Weekend Chew.” Each Friday, we will take the time to show you a simple way to make your weekend eats a little more special. According to the 2016 Food and Health Survey, 33...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
For years, the debate over the safety of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms or GMOS) has come down to one statement: the science isn’t there. Yesterday, the science was delivered. According to a report published...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
We are on the edge of something big, yet microscopic. Emerging research about the microbiome is hitting media outlets from large newspapers to small blogs. Consumers are eager to learn more and to harness the health benefits of this field....
Blog entry | May 31 2016
I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of hearing what not to eat; I want to hear what foods I can eat!  Certain food components are being forbidden, banned, and outlawed in news headlines on the regular. All this talk about what I need to avoid...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
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...
Blog entry | May 27 2016
I can’t express how much I love salad. It is perfect for every meal (well, maybe not breakfast), but many relegate the magnificent salad to a side dish. To make a salad a meal, all you need are carbohydrates (such as whole grain croutons), healthy...
Blog entry | May 24 2016
Why couldn’t the skeleton laugh? He broke his funny bone! Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had no body to go with him! I could tell skeleton jokes all day, but osteoporosis is no joke.  Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects more...
Blog entry | May 18 2016
May 19 is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day. A chronic and lifelong illness, IBD includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and it affects 1.6 million Americans, including myself. Nutrition plays an important role for those with IBD;...
Blog entry | May 17 2016
As I headed off to college in pursuit of my passion for culinary arts, I began to focus not only on eating when I was hungry, but exactly what I was eating when I was hungry.  Creating balanced meals of whole grains, protein, fruits, vegetables, and...
Blog entry | May 12 2016
May 13 is International Hummus Day, my new favorite holiday! National Peanut Butter Day (January 24th) and National Caramel Popcorn Day (April 6th) are close seconds, but boy, do I love hummus! Hummus, a bean dip or spread made from chickpeas,...
Blog entry | May 12 2016
Another day, another study on low-calorie sweeteners. This latest study looked at associations between women who reported drinking beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners while pregnant and the body mass index of their eventual child. With...

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