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3 min read | November 16, 2016

How Much Salt Is too Much of a Good Thing?

Salt in our meals — when are we overdoing it, or should we avoid it entirely? — continues to be a source of controversy. The debate usually plays out like this: Too much... Read More
3 min read | September 27, 2016

How to Choose Better Bread

All bread products are not created equal. Some bread products provide few beneficial nutrients, while others can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. Choose a better, more... Read More
2 min read | March 17, 2014

Calcium-Rich Plant Foods

You’ve probably heard or seen the ad, “Milk. It does a body good.” Well, it’s true — that is, low-fat or non-fat dairy is a great source of calcium, which is then stored in... Read More
5 min read | March 4, 2014

Cholesterol – The Good, the Bad and the Animal

Did you know that every cell in your body has cholesterol in its outer layer? Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood that’s vital to normal body function. More... Read More
4 min read | February 11, 2014

Salt – An Appetite Turned Addiction?

In How much salt is too much of a good thing, we reviewed why we need salt, the role it plays in our body, and where you’ll find it in your diet. What we didn’t cover is why... Read More
3 min read | January 31, 2014

Paleo-Friendly Foods for Your Super Bowl Party

Are you or any of your friends into Paleo? Well, if you’re throwing a Super Bowl party, check out these Paleo-friendly dishes. They should help fuel you and your guests... Read More
4 min read | January 24, 2014

Are Preservatives in Food Bad for You?

Natural food products are susceptible to decay and rot if left for too long after their peak ripeness. Preservatives, which are naturally occurring or synthetically produced... Read More
3 min read | January 23, 2014

The Skinny on Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are types of fats that are essential for good health. Since our bodies can’t make these fatty acids, we have to get them through our food. ... Read More
3 min read | January 17, 2014

Pros and Cons of Meal Replacements

Ever think meal replacement drinks might be a whole lot easier than making a meal?  It’s true that meal replacements save time and make cutting calories much easier.... Read More

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