by Toby Amidor in Food News, Grocery Shopping, March 25, 2011
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, March 24, 2011
With all the salt talk going on, we sometimes forget that the type of salt we use matters. In 1924 the government fortified salt with the mineral iodine for our health and well-being. Today, iodized salt is being examined by the Japanese to possibly help protect against thyroid cancer as a result of recent radiation exposure. Here’s what you need to know about iodized salt.
Frequently-asked questions: Iodized salt
by Toby Amidor in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 7, 2011
- Outside ShopRite's Dietitian booth, pictured: ShopRite Community Affairs VP Tom Urtz, the author, Corporate Dietitian Natalie Menza and Retail Dietitian Stacey Jackson.
Wondering which crackers are better for you? Or what to eat for a healthy heart? At many supermarkets across the country, there’s an in-store dietitian to answer your questions and help you compare food labels. As more grocery stores around the country jump on the trend of hiring an in-house nutrition expert, I spoke to the dietitians at ShopRite supermarket in White Plains, New York about what they do and what you should ask your market’s dietitian.
Dietitians: Coming to a supermarket near you »
by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, March 2, 2011
Want the inside scoop on label reading? We spoke to registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix, author of the new label-decoding book Read It Before You Eat It. Check out her responses to Healthy Eats’ reader questions, and find out the biggest mistakes shoppers make.
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by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, January 19, 2011
Whether it’s because of allergies or other personal or dietary reasons, many folks choose to avoid cow’s milk. For a while, soy was the only option at many stores – not anymore! We tested 5 types of milk alternatives for taste and nutrition.
See how milk alternatives compare »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011
- Which pretzel crunched the competition? See our taste test results.
Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.
Get the pretzel taste-test results »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, January 7, 2011
We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.
What to stock and what to skip »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, October 28, 2010
Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels, things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. We’ve rounded up the top 10 food label boobie traps.
10 food label tricks »
by Dana Angelo White in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
- Which Chocolate Won Out?
In the spirit of Halloween, we polled our Facebook fans and taste tested your favorite brands of dark chocolate. Read up on the nutrition facts and learn if your favorite dark chocolate is really a treat or just tricky marketing.
Find out which chocolate won out »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, September 14, 2010
- Photo courtesy NuVal LLC
Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.
Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »
- Waffle Brand Face-Off: Which Will Reign Supreme?
For a quick breakfast, many folks turn to frozen options, like waffles. We checked out 5 popular brands to see how healthy they really are.
Get the waffle taste-test results »