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Label Decoder: High Maltose Corn Syrup

by in Label Decoder, August 13, 2009

You’ve probably seen high maltose corn syrup listed on food labels before, even if you don’t quite remember where. Did you know high maltose corn syrup is a close cousin to the infamous high fructose corn syrup? Numerous questions are probably swirling in your head right now. Luckily, we’ll tell you all about it. Read on to get the scoop (literally; it’s found in ice cream).

Shopping for Low-Sodium Foods

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 7, 2009

About one in three adults have high blood pressure. One step to improve or prevent high blood pressure is to lower your salt intake — especially from the biggest source, processed foods. These days many manufacturer’s offer “low-sodium” or “no salt-added” foods, but labels can be confusing. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Aisle by Aisle: What To Do at the Deli Counter

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 3, 2009

To help make for healthier supermarket trips, we’ve filled you in on dos and don’ts for breads, cereals, dairy, bakery and frozen foods. Now we’re exploring the best choices when you roll your cart up to the deli counter.

Katie's Healthy Bites: Upgrading Fridge Staples

by in Grocery Shopping, July 26, 2009

Our intern, Karen, shared a photo of what’s inside her refrigerator. Hoping to help her and her roommate eat healthier despite their budget and busy schedules, I gave her some suggestions for upgrades.

Aisle by Aisle: Sorting Through Frozen Food Options

by in Grocery Shopping, July 24, 2009

It seems like the freezer section gets bigger and bigger everyday. Can frozen foods be part of your healthy diet and which should you stay away from? Here’s our take on the some of the more popular products lining the freezer aisle.

Buyer Beware: "Healthy" Boosted Juice Drinks

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 21, 2009

Many bottled juice drinks on the market claim to have antioxidant, immunity-boosting or other health benefits. But are they really healthy or worth all the hype? Not necessarily.

5 Refreshingly Cheap White Wines

by in Grocery Shopping, July 18, 2009

White wines make great pairings with light summer dishes — fresh produce, grilled fish and more. Our friend from Snooth.com wine forums recommends five of his favorite whites that are light on the palate and your wallet.

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