Diet & Health

Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
This is the second part of a Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson on protein. Click here to check out part one! 8. When should Americans consume protein? As noted earlier, Americans should consume protein throughout the day in spaced out intervals, for...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
Another day, another new diet trend. This time, it’s called the “military diet.” Like many of the diets that have come before it, this three-day diet promises big weight-loss results. We dug into the details to determine whether this diet should be...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2016
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.” Hailing from Asia, ghee is...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2016
When it comes to cooking oils, you already know about olive, coconut and canola oil. In fact, many Food Insight posts discuss the nutritional benefits or misconceptions about those oils. But there are so many more cooking oils than just those three...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
This week, the British Journal of Nutrition released two new meta-analyses that looked at milk and meat products, sparking headlines like The Guardian’s ‘Organic meat and milk could offer health benefits, study suggests’ and The Express’s ‘Why...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
Chlorella: It’s not what led to the demise of your family in the Oregon Trail videogame. (That would be "cholera.") Chlorella is actually one of those “superfoods” you keep hearing so much about. Specifically, it is a green, unicellular microalgae...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2016
Protein is a big focus in media headlines and on food labels. But in the foodie and fitness communities, myths are swirling around about protein use and consumption. Luckily, we are able to bust some of these myths with Dr. Jared Dickinson,...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2016
When you think of presidents and food, you might remember some modern-day highlights like Bill Clinton’s vegan meal plan or Ronald Regan’s jelly bean obsession. But presidential cuisine has a rich history. Let’s turn back the clock to bring you...
Blog entry | Feb 10 2016
“I want to make eating healthy and preparing meals as difficult and complicated as possible” … said no one ever. Packaged foods provide a convenient and time-efficient way to eat balanced, nutritious foods without the hassle. Many packaged foods are...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
A new fad diet has hit social media, promising a transformation from couch potato to “Spud Fit.” An Australian man has vowed to eat nothing but potatoes for 365 days in an attempt to lose weight and improve his relationship with food. He calls his...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
Oscar season is here, and there are some buzz-worthy “noms” this year. Let’s take a look at our nominees: (Mush)Room Although they may not be the best-dressed on the red carpet, don’t underestimate these fungi. They will surprise you with their...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
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...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. Here are four easy, quick, and healthful options that are just as...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
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...

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