Ingredients & Nutrients

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 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
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 | Mar 30 2016
In the competition for supposedly scientific headlines that are so, so wrong, we have some doozies this week: “Being a vegetarian could kill you, science warns” “Vegetarian diet 'raises risk of heart disease and cancer'” “Being a long term...
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...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Happy National Peanut Month! As someone who absolutely loves peanuts for both their flavor and health benefits, I am extremely excited about the idea of celebrating this delicious treat (and justifying the spoonfuls of peanut butter I ingest daily...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
The latest problematic study, rooted in spurious correlation and statistical manipulation, has sparked a round of headlines that connect couples’ caffeine consumption to miscarriages. It’s an incredibly painful topic, and reporting on it deserves...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
Protein is one of three macronutrients that are vital to a healthful diet. The current Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8g/kg/day (0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight) for adults over 18 years of...

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