Blog entry | Apr 20 2016
We get it. Some of those ingredients listed on the package can be hard to pronounce. But rest assured, as these ingredients are all considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their functionality in food. Let’s take a closer look to understand their role in our favorite foods....
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 you missed it, the winner is "eating more fruits and...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2016
Contributing to the rise of misinformation, junk science is defined as untested or unproven when presented as scientific fact. It could be the result of a poorly designed study published in a predatory science journal, or a journalist cherry-picking data and overstepping results in a well-designed study...
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 food items: Vanilla Beans Vanilla beans are produced...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2016
From April 2–6, 2016 some big things were happening. You might think I’m talking about the NCAA college basketball tournament, but nope. NCAA basketball is pretty important to me (next year, Heels!), but I was actually attending the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting in San Diego. EB is a...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2016
I don’t know what it is about me and my dates, but I’ve noticed a pattern of poor hygiene and food safety practices. One time I found out my date didn’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; his logic was that if he didn’t touch anything, it wasn’t necessary. Another date took the time to make me a...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of pseudoscience, misinformation, and questionable methodology. Here...
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 can be extremely disheartening to see and hear how this...
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 new ingredients popping up on store shelves. All-purpose...
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 of interest of interest it's gaining, actually refers to...
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 States where it has claimed “superfood” status. Because...
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 a daily ritual.  I have two lattes each morning (one...

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