Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Nov 11 2015
Besides festive family gatherings, there is another big reason to be excited for the holiday season: sweet seasonal treats! It can be easy to lose sight of the most important nutrition mantra (everything in moderation!) when we’re passing around the...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2015
If headlines on your Twitter feed are telling you to cook with lard instead of vegetable oil, please don’t listen. Here’s why. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend limiting saturated fat...
Blog entry | Nov 09 2015
Believe it or not, Flotsam and Jetsam are not just the names of Ursula the Sea Witch’s eel cronies in the beloved children’s movie The Little Mermaid. Flotsam and Jetsam are actually names given to sea junk. You might be quick to put seaweed into...
Blog entry | Nov 04 2015
It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means it’s time for some of my favorite fall foods including pumpkin pie! Not only is it a delicious treat, it packs a powerful nutritional punch of Vitamin A (in the form of...
Blog entry | Nov 04 2015
Every morning, Monday through Friday, after completing a yoga session, I make a green smoothie. It varies every day – sometimes I use apples and strawberries. Other days, it’s banana. If I’m feeling extremely adventurous, I'll cut up some beets and...
Blog entry | Nov 03 2015
While fats and carbohydrates often take center stage in media articles, the third dietary macronutrient, protein, has become somewhat of the forgotten child, often taking a backseat to their more "media-genic" siblings. While there has been...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2015
A peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of food related anaphylaxis. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the United States, it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in 30,000 emergency room visits, 2,000...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
We’ve talked about the issue with ‘single study syndrome’- promoting the results of a single study without including the context of the full body of science. We’ve talked about when headlines are grossly out-of-step with a study’s actual conclusions...
Press Release | Oct 27 2015
Survey Provides Insight on Millennials’ Attitudes Toward Health and Wellness (WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2015) — It’s no secret that Millennials are a unique part of the population defined by events and characteristics that set them apart from any...
Blog entry | Oct 23 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently released a report after conducting a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence that says there is “no indication that isoflavones at levels typically found in food supplements cause harm to...
Blog entry | Oct 23 2015
There may never be another time in your life where you receive a doctor’s order to consume 300 more calories per day! Your baby-to-be needs those extra calories. While pregnant, eating a healthy diet is crucial to making sure your baby is getting...
Blog entry | Oct 22 2015
It’s time to put the red light on the misperceptions on red meat. Red meat has tons of nutrition benefits and can be part of a healthful and balanced diet. Here are 3 science-based facts about why red meat can actually benefit your health:   1. Red...
Blog entry | Oct 22 2015
I have to admit, I’m not someone who regularly reaches for caffeine in the morning to get me going – but I certainly do use some to boost my training for endurance runs and triathlons. It definitely helps me focus better, swim/bike/run faster, and...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2015
Millennials are doing things differently, but are they on the right track? It’s not a surprise that Millennials are a diverse and distinct demographic that set them apart from any other generation and when viewed through the lens of health and...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2015
Do you find today’s headlines about diet and nutrition to be endlessly confusing? Are you tired of trying to separate the "bad" foods from the "good" foods? Do your eyes glaze over while reading blogs about gluten-free, raw, vegan diets, only to...

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