Nutrition Insight

Not Doing This Household Chore Could Sabotage Your Weight-Loss Goals

We’ve all gone to bed with dirty dishes in our sinks. It just happens from time to time. But if your kitchen is chronically messy–think: dirty dishes, old newspapers, stacks of bills–you could be doing some real damage to your weight-loss goals. Research conducted by the brilliant folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows that a cluttered kitchen […]

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Your M&M’s Are About to Get a Color Makeover

Today, Mars Incorporated joined the lineup of other food brands in pledging its commitment to phase out all artificial colors over the next five years. Yep, your M&M’s will now be cleverly coated in a rainbow of natural colors. The domino effect started last year when Kraft Foods Group Inc.’s promised to take the artificial colors out of everyone’s beloved blue […]

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Feeling Drawn to Chocolate Cake? Nature, Not Your Sweet Tooth, May Be to Blame

Why is it that when both a piece of chocolate cake and an apple are placed in front of us we almost always go for the cake? And, when and if we actually pick up the apple, we’re still secretly wishing it was the cake? Honestly ask yourself if you know anyone who genuinely prefers the apple over the cake. If you know […]

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Eating More Healthy Fats Could Save Almost 1 Million Lives Each Year

A new study out this week found that eating more healthy fats could prevent almost a million deaths from heart disease worldwide each year. These healthy fats are found in plants, fish, nuts, seeds, and other foods. The number of deaths resulting from an insufficient consumption of these healthy fats is roughly three times greater than the number of deaths attributed to consuming excess amounts of saturated fats, […]

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Study: Restaurant Meals Are Just as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Meals

  It’s not just fast food chains that are getting the bad rap when it comes to excessive calorie counts. A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that 92% of restaurants, both chain and local, have more calories per meal than recommended for the average person. A whopping 1,205 calories, actually. […]

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Yes, You Can Eat Fish While You’re Pregnant! (Seriously)

There’s good news for pregnant women who love fish! A recent study in Spain shows that consuming three portions of fish each week may be highly beneficial to the baby’s neuropsychological development. The study evaluated almost 2,000 mother-child pairs ranging from the first trimester in pregnancy to a five-year-old child and showed improved brain function in children whose mothers ate fish […]

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Campbell Soup Stirs the Big Food Pot: Announces GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Company is beginning the year with a bang, announcing this morning that it will begin disclosing the presence of genetically-engineered ingredients in all of its products. Not just soup, folks.  In addition to being the world’s largest soup maker, The Campbell Soup Company also includes brands like Pepperidge Farm, Plum Organics, Prego, and V8 under its umbrella, making it […]

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The Perfect Food Day if You Follow the New USDA Nutrition Guidelines

Today, the USDA and HHS released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the most part, their recommendations are exactly what we’ve been preaching for some time: more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, fewer animal products. They made news with two recommendations: a sugar cap and a lift on the cholesterol limit (Yay! Eggs are good for you again!). […]

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What the Government’s New Dietary Advice Means for Your Plate

Today, the USDA and HSS released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In addition to providing a personal point of reference for your own plates, the guidelines are important because they help shape federal nutrition and food programs for a variety of programs nationwide (including the National School Lunch program which feeds 30 million children every school day). The guidelines are […]

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Power Foods for Diabetics: Citrus

Living with diabetes is no easy feat—the careful planning, constant monitoring, and dietary limits can be daunting for anyone, whether you were diagnosed yesterday or years ago. Power Foods for Diabetes is a cookbook that’s totally here to help you solve your dietary dilemmas. The stars of the show? Twenty “power foods” recommended by the American Diabetes Association that aim […]

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