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Blog entry | Oct 10 2018
Imagine this: You’re browsing the internet and you come across an article saying that chocolate, your favorite sweet treat, is actually good for you. Is this information just another case of junk...
Blog entry | Sep 26 2018
In 2017, the American consumer averaged 1.5 grocery shopping trips per week.  While most of us focus a lot on the taste and price of our food, we might also stop to think for a moment about how the...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2018
A new study published in The Lancet is hot off the presses, and the results may surprise you: Higher intake of total dairy (more than two servings of dairy per day) was associated with lower risk...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2018
Food preservation has been part of just about every culture throughout history. Prior to today’s technology, ancient societies froze meat and seafood in icy climates or dried foods in tropical ones....
Blog entry | Aug 23 2018
Plants are finally on-trend. It seems as though everywhere you turn, more and more people are opting for plant-based foods. Research shows that plant-based diets have several benefits, but there’s...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2018
A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook scrolling through my timeline, and a particular post caught my eye. It was a picture of steak with the caption, “Trying the carnivore diet”. A bunch of thoughts ran...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2018
When you think of the word “probiotics”, what comes to mind? A cup of yogurt or a bottle of dietary supplement capsules probably rises to the top, but over the last few years the presence of...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2018
Have you noticed updated Nutrition Facts labels in stores yet? If you have, then you’ve seen that they contain added sugars information. For many of our favorite foods and drinks, the new way sugars...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2018
The emails hit the inboxes of 23andMe members earlier this year. While their customers had grown accustomed to periodic updates about their health-risk indicators and genetic traits, this particular...
Blog entry | Jul 31 2018
Most people are familiar with aloe vera in its topical form, where it’s used to soothe sunburn, eczema or acne. But recently, it’s ventured outside of the “vacation necessities” drugstore aisle: Aloe...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2018
Welcome to Gut Check, our running series where we explore how the food we eat is connected to our gut microbiome. We recently took a look at how low-calorie sweeteners impact the microbes living in...
Blog entry | Jun 19 2018
Lectin is a naturally occurring protein found in beans, legumes, whole grains and even some vegetables. Recently, lectin spent some time in the spotlight after a being discussed in a popular book...
Blog entry | Jun 14 2018
One-third of people are dieting—counting, measuring and potentially overthinking their food choices. But what if I told you there were other options—alternatives that didn’t require you to spend...
Blog entry | May 31 2018
A new study from Finland is adding fuel to the food tribe debate, and protein enthusiasts may not like the headlines this study is generating. Given the popularity of diets skewing higher in protein...
Blog entry | May 29 2018
There are enough contradictory headlines about dietary fats to make your head spin, so it’s time to set the record straight about the different types of fat and the food sources we should be...
Blog entry | May 22 2018
Sworn off eggs because you heard they were bad for your heart? Turns out, eggs have a complicated history with heart health. Because cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death...
Blog entry | May 11 2018
We’re back with another installation of Sound Science, the forum where we spotlight quality research studies and scientific conclusions that may have flown under your radar. This time, we’re looking...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2018
I have a love-hate relationship with the internet. On the one hand, it’s a great place to learn how to fix a hem, Scrabble-certified words with Z and X, and the capital of Malta. Unless you know...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2018
Health Coaches have become an increasingly popular way in recent years to seek out nutrition guidance and advice. IFIC Foundation’s data shows them as highly trusted, yet science communicators know...
Blog entry | Apr 09 2018
Have you heard the hype about eating organic fruits and vegetables as opposed to conventionally grown ones? Well, if you have not, you’re one of the lucky ones. If it’s not an odd social media post,...
Blog entry | Apr 06 2018
If there’s one universal truth in food, it’s that pasta is delicious. Whether it’s homemade or from a box, whole grain or gluten-free, rigatoni or bucatini, we can’t deny how good it feels to dig...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2018
This is the third installment of a new video series in partnership with Osmosis, a group that focuses on health science education, highlighting the basics of several nutrition topics. Click here to...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2018
Fad diets are everywhere, and it seems like they’ve been around forever. Some come with a very strict list of what you can eat, and some are more lax. Some of them seem somewhat realistic, while...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2018
If you’ve checked social media lately, you may have noticed the surge in “clean” diets. Almost always accompanying an aesthetically pleasing food creation, this type of article lets you know with...
Blog entry | Mar 13 2018
Confucius said, “Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.” When you understand a bit about the science of taste, you may join the few who appreciate it. In fact, the science of taste is...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2018
This is the second installment of a new video series in partnership with Osmosis, a group that focuses on health science education, highlighting the basics of several nutrition topics. Click here to...
Blog entry | Feb 26 2018
Sugar can seem simple, but the science is pretty complicated. While many of us are familiar with sugar (aka sucrose), which is found in foods as diverse as sugar cubes, salad dressing, fruits and...
Blog entry | Feb 21 2018
Low-carb? Low-fat? Personalized to your DNA? There’s a lot of hype about which diet, if any, is best for your long-term health. New research from JAMA may suggest that neither a low-carb nor a low-...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2018
In today’s food-centric culture, the phrase “processed foods” gets thrown around a lot. Typically the term carries a negative undertone and sometimes for good reasons. For example, research has shown...
Blog entry | Feb 15 2018
Registered dietitians and nutrition scientists have a somewhat complicated history of being a bit … well ... critical of the food you may (or may not) be eating. Sometimes it goes too far, and the...

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Imagine you actually had a resource that broke down the sensationalism about food, agriculture, and nutrition into real, science-based information.

  • Join the tens of thousands of mythbusters out there fighting against bad information on food
  • Get no-nonsense, easy-to-understand nutrition and safety insights
  • Read Q&As with experts explaining the latest studies, debates, and news stories
  • Be empowered to make your own decisions about your diet
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