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5 Food Additives To Avoid

by in Grocery Shopping, August 3, 2010

artificial sweetner

Our food is laden with additives, many times in order to preserve it. But some of the disadvantages of these substances outweigh the benefits. Here are the top 5 that made our list — we’ll let you decide if they’re worth it.

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Label Decoder: Olestra

by in Grocery Shopping, July 23, 2010

potato chips

When I was in graduate school, some of my fellow dietetic students tracked down one of the first stores where the nonfat fried chips were being sold. The employee that answered the phone explained how he’d downed an entire package and had a horrible stomach ache (though he was a bit more descriptive of his symptoms). From that day on, I knew chips fried in Olestra weren’t all they were cracked up to be.

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Taste Test: Baked Potato Chips

by in Taste Test, July 20, 2010
The Baked Chip Taste-Test Contenders
The Baked Chip Taste-Test Contenders

Looking for a lighter crunchy option for a weekend picnic or lunch at the office? We polled our Facebook fans, then tested five of their favorite brands of baked potato chips.

Find out which chip crunched the competition »

Label Decoder: Pectin

by in Grocery Shopping, July 1, 2010


You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.

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Taste Test: Nonfat Greek Yogurt

by in Taste Test, June 22, 2010
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?

When we did our vanilla yogurt taste test a few weeks back, everyone asked about Greek yogurt. We shopped for the brands our Facebook fans asked for — find out how they stacked up. Plus: Our favorite ways (sweet and savory) to use this creamy treat.

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Taste Test: Light Beer

by in Taste Test, June 15, 2010
The Contenders in Our Light Beer Taste Test
The Contenders in Our Light Beer Taste Test

Cold beer just tastes better during the hot, steamy summertime. Light beers get a bad wrap on the flavor front, so we tested five popular brands (including the most requested ones from our Facebook fans) to see which brew tasted best. It was a hard job, but someone had to do it! Check out how your favorite brand measured up.

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5 Supermarket Shopping Secrets, Revealed

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, June 2, 2010

grocery basket

With so many choices (and temptations!), shopping at the supermarket can make your head spin. We’ll give you the inside scoop and  get you on your way to becoming a smarter shopper.

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Taste Test: Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, May 12, 2010

vanilla yogurt

Quick, easy, portable and healthy — yogurt is an all-around favorite snack. But with supermarket shelves stacked with the stuff, shopping for yogurt can get confusing. After some tasting and label reading, check out what we found.

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Taste Test: Veggie Burgers

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, April 19, 2010


For a quick meatless meal, veggie burgers are a convenient choice. Since there are only a handful of popular brands out there, we turned to our Facebook fans to tell us their preferred flavors — then we tasted and ranked them. See how they stacked up.

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Taste Test: Canned Chicken Noodle Soup

by in Taste Test, March 18, 2010

Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
I stopped eating canned soups years ago because, really, who needed all that sodium? Nowadays, there are many low-sodium varieties and they can be handy when you need a fast fix. We tested some of the most popular chicken noodle soups — see how they ranked.

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