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Fast Take: Should You Be Passing on Protein?

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 and lower in carbohydrates, you may find these results surprising.

Newsbite: Addressing Sweet-Sounding Myths about Sugar

When you think about trying to eat healthier, sugary foods and drinks probably don’t top your list of things to eat more of. It’s understandable - we hear a lot about sugar and what we hear isn’t always so sweet. But is what we hear about sugar true? A recent Healthline article confronts some of the biggest myths about sugar. Let’s take a closer look at a few of them.

Sound Science: A High-Level View of Low-Calorie Sweeteners

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 at low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs).

We like sweet foods—there’s just no denying it. In part, it's because we’re born with a preference for sweet taste. Although the desire fades for many as we age, to some degree we all have a sweet tooth.

4 Ways to Subtract Added Sugars from your Diet

Food is often central to our gatherings and conversations with friends and family. And it usually doesn’t take long before the conversation turns to what people are trying to eat less of. Enter sugar. Whether it’s naturally occurring from fruit or the kind that’s added to your favorite beverage or yogurt, everyone seems to have an opinion about sugar.

Nutrition 101 Video Series: Understanding Carbs and Sugars

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 watch the first video in the series, “Fundamentals of Fats”.

Go Further with Food: 3 New Nutrition Facts

The Nutrition Facts label is getting a makeover — its first in nearly a quarter-century.  Most products will be using the updated label by Jan. 1, 2020, and some already are. There are many important updates to the Nutrition Facts label. Here are three new additions and why they matter.

Go Further with Food: Get to Know the New Nutrition Facts Label

This third article in our “Go Further with Food” series enhances our understanding of the new Nutrition Facts label.The first article in the series focused on food waste, and the second turned its attention from throwing out less food to throwing more nutrient-dense food in your diet.

Go Further with Food: Nutrient Density

The first article in our “Go Further with Food” series focused on food waste. Now we turn our attention from throwing out less food to throwing in more nutrient-dense food to further our health.

4 Reasons to Fall in Love with Yogurt

As we try to incorporate healthier habits into our busy lives, it helps to be more mindful of our food choices. But that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on taste. Our favorite foods can pack a nutrient punch and knock you out with flavor too! Think delicious AND nutritious. Many tasty foods are known to support good health. Turns out, yogurt is one of those foods. Plus, yogurt is a great heart-healthy option for almost any time of day! Here are four reasons we heart yogurt.

Nutrition 101 Video Series: Fundamentals of Fats

This is the first 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.