Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Nov 29 2016
Everyone loves pizza. In fact, a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that on any given day, 13 percent of Americans over the age of two consumed pizza.  That number dramatically increases for children and younger adults. However,...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
Loving Those Leftovers "Leftovers are almost my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I love the opportunity to get creative. My family has a real knack for creating unexpected delicacies out of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The real...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
You have probably heard that calcium plays a key role in keeping your bones strong. But did you know that in order to maximize your calcium absorption and function you also need vitamin D? Yup, it’s true! Most of the calcium you eat in food is in...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2016
“We shouldn’t be consuming chemicals, only things found in nature.” I’m sure all of us have heard this phrase or some variation before. Believing that we should avoid food and food ingredients with “deadly chemicals” is a noble pursuit, but often...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
Here at FoodInsight.org, we love blogging and sharing educational materials about all things food, nutrition and agriculture. If you are curious to learn even more about the food you eat, check out these seven food bloggers and websites for some...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
This vitamin powerhouse is the perfect pick. In addition to the vitamin C in orange juice, fortified options offer calcium and vitamin D as well! Fortified orange juice can be paired with oats to help with iron absorption, or it's a great addition...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
This year at the BlogHer Food conference, Food Insight sponsored an event to introduce mindful eating and flavorful cooking to food bloggers. For food blogger Rachee Fagg (@sayitrahshay), mindful eating is now a tool that is helping her change her...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
With lots of milk options out there, remember that soy milk is a candidate that can work for you. It is a complete protein that helps with weight management and muscle growth; it contains calcium for bones and skeletal health; and it has unsaturated...
Blog entry | Oct 28 2016
Want a candidate that everyone can get behind? Chicken is the answer for this election season. Not only is chicken an easy centerpiece for any meal, there are so many different ways to prepare it. Whether roasted on its own, as part of a sandwich or...
Blog entry | Oct 25 2016
Whole grain crackers deserve to be elected as the healthy hero of snack time. Eat whole grain crackers on their own or pair with dips, spreads or proteins like meat and cheese to make easy and delicious snacks. This candidate also happens to come...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2016
Just in time for fall, one of our favorite candidates, cocoa, has stepped up to the platform. Whether it’s a small piece of dark chocolate, a cup of hot cocoa as a satisfying treat, or using cocoa in oatmeal, yogurt, or recipes, pick this versatile...
Blog entry | Oct 17 2016
This week’s candidate packs a whole lot of punch. Whole grain cereal is a great way to start your morning because it helps you get your recommended daily 48g of whole grains. With a variety of options in the market, there are so many ways to spoon...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2016
Few topics in nutrition have received more attention in recent years than sugars and added sugars. The role of sugars in food, how much sugar we should eat, and the impact of sugars on health are important questions that nutrition experts have...
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Article | Oct 04 2016
Recipes Pickled Radishes Island Coconut and Sweet Potato Stew Chickpea and Roasted Eggplant Fetteh "Spiked" Nutrition: Oat Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce (VIDEO/RECIPE CARD) "Spiked" Nutrition: Pasta with Salmon Meatballs (...
Blog entry | Sep 29 2016
Tea has been around for at least 5,000 years, and since the practice of dropping leaves and other parts of plants into hot water probably wasn't exclusive to tea, it's likely tisanes have been around for at least as long. What Are Tisanes? Tisanes (...

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