Diet & Health

Blog entry | Apr 21 2016
April is National Soyfoods Month and the perfect time recognize soy as no longer just a vegetarian or vegan delicacy. Soybeans and soy ingredients continue to grow in popularity and are a common item in the refrigerator and pantry of meat-eaters as...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2016
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. In case...
Blog entry | Apr 14 2016
It’s April, the month of rain showers and filing taxes. Though filing taxes may not be the most fun thing in the world, getting that tax refund sure is! While you wait for your tax refund to arrive in the mail, consider using it to splurge on these...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
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...
Blog entry | Apr 11 2016
The minute that bag of flour hits the countertop, you know you’re in for something delicious. Warm, homemade bread, cakes and pastries are the epitome of comfort food. A great way to experiment with your old favorites is by trying out some of the...
Blog entry | Apr 11 2016
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...
Blog entry | Apr 07 2016
The acai berry hails from South America and Central America and is locally known as the “fruit that cries.” The indigenous people of the Amazon have long used the acai berry for health-related reasons. Now, the acai berry has crept into the United...
Blog entry | Apr 06 2016
We're wrapping up Caffeine Awareness Month with one last post: How we get our buzz! Whether it's coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, or even espresso and lattes, caffeine isn't just a quick pick-me-up. It's our morning mainstay, a tasty treat and even...
Blog entry | Apr 05 2016
Diabetes is one of the “big four” non-communicable diseases, along with cancers, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory diseases.  In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide nearly one in 10 adults live with...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
The fermentation craze is still going strong!  We are officially obsessed with—gasp!—rotting food, and for good reason; fermented foods are tasty and good for the gut because they contain probiotics, a group of living cultures that help balance the...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
Is your bracket busted? Well, then take a shot at ours. We want to know "What are you doing more often to improve your diet?" Every few days we will update the bracket with your favorite method of improving your diet. Check back and keep voting to...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
We all know grains are good, but there is more to the grains story than that. Prepare to be wowed by the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Check out this infographic to learn more about what whole grains are, why they are good for you, and how...
Blog entry | Apr 01 2016
Just about anywhere you go these days, it seems like smoothies are more and more ubiquitous. The thick, colorful beverages are often a great way to get a hearty dose of nutrients on the go. But making a healthful smoothie doesn't mean you have to go...
Blog entry | Apr 01 2016
This week, FDA released their risk assessment on arsenic levels in rice products. Their main conclusion? "Consumers can certainly eat rice as part of a well-balanced diet." They also share that based on their scientific assessment, they think it...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2016
While thumbing through a number of articles and recent publications, as well as speaking with experts on the topic, I thought it would be a nice touch to share with you a few things I learned this month about the caffeine buzz. I had the opportunity...

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