Diet & Health

Blog entry | Mar 15 2016
Ever wondered about the different types of carbohydrates and how these carbohydrates can contribute to overall health? Confused about the differences between whole grains and enriched refined grains? Then this article is for you! Get the basics on...
Blog entry | Mar 14 2016
Move over, quinoa, there is a new trendy grain in town and it goes by the name teff. This cereal has been cultivated for thousands of years and is grown by millions of farmers, and with the expanding market for gluten-free foods, teff is gaining...
Blog entry | Mar 09 2016
This week, a new single-study is taking over the airwaves. Everywhere from the Today Show to Glamour magazine is featuring headlines touting serious panic, saying that carbs like white bread, potatoes, and rice ‘give you lung cancer’ or ‘are the new...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Most Americans, including myself, grew up hearing the tall tales of fictional characters like the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, his blue ox Babe, and Pecos Bill, who “tamed the Wild West.” And of course, there’s Johnny Appleseed, that mythical man...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
March 8 is International Women’s Day. To commemorate this important day,  we pulled together our favorite posts that celebrate women. Explore how women are changing the face of agriculture, standing up for science, and being mindful of the unique...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2016
If you’ve opened up a webpage any time in the past 20 years, you’re likely aware of all the controversies surrounding our foods. In an age where everything is "harmful" to our bodies and causes weight gain, how can we possibly stay healthy? Rumors...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
When it comes to healthy eating, there are a lot of misconceptions—from how much protein to consume, to the belief that fats necessarily make you fat, and even confusion over food preparation and safety. At Food Insight, we challenge ourselves to...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2016
If you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, one of the worst things you can do is a cleanse. With a lack of variety, balance, and moderation in the diet, as well as hyper-focus on one food or food group, cleanses will always come up short. Here...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2016
Super Tuesday brings a lot of excitement in the political world. It’s not just a Tuesday, it’s a massive-exercise-in-democracy Super Tuesday. “Super” definitely adds flair to a word. It’s not just a man, it’s a faster-than-a-speeding-bullet Superman...
Blog entry | Feb 29 2016
There’s been some recent hoopla about beverages. Some coffee shops have come under fire for “hiding” sugar in their lattes, teas and hot chocolates. Of course, if you read nutrition labels, you already knew what you were drinking … you read labels,...
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...

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