Kamilah Guiden's blog

Fishing for Seafood, Landing a Protein Bonanza

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 age, but the current RDA is to prevent protein deficiency instead of to support optimal health. Additionally, the IOM has established an Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range for protein to be between 10 to 35 percent of calories.

Crazy Cleanses: 3 Cleanses We Just Had to Laugh At

If you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, one of the worst things you can do is a cleanse. With a lack of variety, balance, and moderation in the diet, as well as hyper-focus on one food or food group, cleanses will always come up short. Here at FACTS, cleanses often come up in our “debunk” pile. Most of the time, we try to tackle a bunch all at once, but when we read about these three cleanses, we couldn't stop laughing.

Sugar Surprise! Why It’s Important To Read Labels

There’s been some recent hoopla about beverages. Some coffee shops have come under fire for “hiding” sugar in their lattes, teas and hot chocolates. Of course, if you read nutrition labels, you already knew what you were drinking … you read labels, right?  Well if you don’t, you should start. 

3 Uncommon Oils You May Not Have Heard Of

When it comes to cooking oils, you already know about olive, coconut and canola oil. In fact, many Food Insight posts discuss the nutritional benefits or misconceptions about those oils. But there are so many more cooking oils than just those three. Grape seed, walnut and avocado are three heart-healthy oils that can be used in place of the typical trio of oils found in the average kitchen.

Four Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options

Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. Here are four easy, quick, and healthful options that are just as delicious.

Bill Gates: GMOs Will End Starvation in Africa

This week, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how food biotechnology can help those in Africa. During the interview, they explained how biotech foods help make crops more resistant to pests, drought, and flooding, and also increase yields. This allows farmers to feed themselves and their families and sell their produce, which ultimately will lift up the economy by allowing to them to compete in a global market.  

Going Cuckoo for Cacao

I’m not really one for chocolate (I know, crazy), but every so often I get an intense craving for a chocolate milkshake. Of course, I’m also lactose-intolerant … and lactose-free or dairy-free milkshakes are a bit difficult for me to find. So what’s a girl to do? Make them herself. In a blender, I mix almond or lactose-free milk (a good source of protein), a banana (rich in potassium, fiber, and a burst of a vitamins and minerals), vanilla extract, some honey, and of course, some chocolate.

Setting the Egg-spectation

I love eggs.

I eat them almost every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I eat them on their own, with some cheese, on a Caesar salad, in soup, or on a sweet potato. I like them boiled, fried, sunny side up, over easy, poached, or benedicted. Any way, any time, any meal- I love eggs.  

Eggs in a carton

Using the Principles of Yoga To Eat Mindfully

This is the season for New Year’s Resolutions and at the top of so many people’s list is something related to health. Whether it’s eat more fruits and veggies, run a 5K, or sign-up for an aerobics class, health-based New Year’s Resolutions are officially in full swing. A common resolution is to “eat better” and with so many diets and health foods, sometimes it difficult to figure out where to start. My suggestion, start with mindful eating or eating with intention and purpose.

The 5 Best Food Insight Blogs of 2015

We're almost at the year's end, but we went back and found our favorite Food Insight blog posts of 2015.