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5 min read | August 2, 2017

Is Sugar Ever Good for You?

Much of today’s dietary advice encourages you to “avoid sugar” or “eat fewer sweets.” But should you completely eliminate sugar from your diet? Here’s a breakdown of what... Read More
4 min read | July 31, 2017

Foods You Should Eat Together

Most of the time, we plan meals around flavors that go well together. While this approach appeals to our taste buds, science may have some additional guidance on pairing... Read More
4 min read | August 24, 2016

How Your Environment Shapes Your Food Choices

Eating healthy isn’t just about knowing the right foods to eat. For the most part, we know it’s important to eat more veggies and whole grains, and fewer desserts and... Read More
3 min read | April 7, 2016

Diabetes: A Call to Action for World Health Day 2016

More than likely, you know someone who has diabetes or is at risk for diabetes. Nearly 30 million Americans have this chronic disease. Another 86 million Americans are... Read More
2 min read | February 1, 2016

American Heart Month: It's Time to Thank Your Heart

Take your hands and clasp them together by interlocking your fingers. Your heart, the hardest working muscle in your body, is about this size. While most people know the... Read More
3 min read | October 21, 2015

​Green Your Diet on Food Day

This Saturday marks the fifth annual Food Day, a movement to celebrate good food. Traditionally, Food Day centers on a theme that is of critical importance to sustainable... Read More

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