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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, May 8, 2014

In this week’s news: Tofu firms up its fan base; Butter Image Rehab 2014 continues; and a soda giant refreshes its ingredient list. Tofu, Always Blending In, Takes a Mainstream Approach Given tofu’s admirable protein content, lack of cholesterol and relatively high amount of calcium, you’d think health reasons might be its biggest selling points.Read more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, May 1, 2014

In this week’s news: Peas get ready for their 15 minutes of fame; statins aren’t a get-out-jail-free card; and food shaming is counter-productive (enjoy your cookie, already!). On the “Pulse” of the Food World Ever wonder how they cram so much protein into a Larabar? Sure, the nuts help, but the real power player turnsRead more

Annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Produce Lists Released

by in Food News, April 29, 2014

Given the premium often charged for organic fruits and vegetables, many shoppers have asked themselves if that pricier bunch of kale or pint of tomatoes is really worth it. For those who want reduce their exposure to pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest version of the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides inRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 24, 2014

In this week’s news: Mondays are the new January 1; “sad desk lunch” is no way to live; and salt gets a sprinkling of controversy. T.G.I. … Monday? New Year’s Day is notorious for being the time for all kinds of resolutions we know we’ll break (or simply ignore). Now, a new study in theRead more

Chefs’ Latest Vegetable Obsession? The Easter Bunny Would Approve.

by in Trends, April 18, 2014

They simmer in stocks, accentuate pot roast and stand in as a crunchy, good-for-you snack between meals. But in the hands of deft chefs, taken-for-granted carrots are fast becoming the highlight of the dinner table. “Carrots have a nice bright flavor, sweet, with the slightest bit of bitterness and astringency,” says Rob Marzinsky, executive chefRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 17, 2014

In this week’s news: Mondays get even more meatless; the world learns what happens when a household bans sugar (hint: a book deal); and coupon-clipping takes a healthier turn. Hitting the Beach — and the Tofu Why book Canyon Ranch when you can visit Grandma in Boca? Earlier this week, the Florida city announced thatRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 10, 2014

In this week’s news: Bean buffs have reason to rejoice; “plant-based protein” shapes up to be the other white meat; and vitamin D is back in the spotlight (make that the sunlight). Bring On the Three-Bean Salad Just one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils appears to reduce “bad” cholesterol, a review ofRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 3, 2014

In this week’s news: Vegetables save lives (seven-a-day is the new five-a-day); baseball stadiums cater to the Whole Foods set; and scientists keep putting monkeys on wacky diets. For a Longer Life, Pass the Salad Tongs Given all the nutrition studies out there, you might think researchers have tested every hypothetical in the book. TurnsRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Google lets us compare apples to oranges (nutrition-wise); “real food” wins the latest diet smackdown; and Bittman says butter is back. Virtual Food Fights Google’s new-ish nutrition comparison tool got a soak in the spotlight this week. The idea’s rather nifty: Type “compare” followed by, oh, “bacon and kale,” and letRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 20, 2014

In this week’s news: Doctors embrace the food-as-medicine concept; chocolate is awesome for a whole new reason; and saturated fat (slowly) comes back into the fold. Get Me a Spatula, Stat! Last weekend,the Napa Valley branch of the Culinary Institute of America hosted hundreds of physicians for a medical meeting involving kitchen aprons, not labRead more

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