Tag: fiber

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, January 7, 2011

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. Curious about the top 10 food label boobie traps?

Reading List: Red Meat Gets The Green Light, Chemicals in Canned Foods and Fast Food Facts

by in Food News, May 21, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: BPA found in canned food, individualized nutrition info on your food receipt and don’t be afraid to eat a burger

Ask HE: How Much Fiber Do You Really Need?

by in Ask the Experts, February 3, 2010

It seems like everyone is talking about fiber lately. Marketers are touting their fiber-rich food products and some manufacturers are even adding more fiber in. You probably know fiber is “good for you” — well, here’s the 101 on how much you need in your diet.

Reading List: Fighting the Flu, Defining Orthorexia & High Blood Pressure News

by in Food News, October 16, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Lawsuits against Cheerios claim to lower cholesterol, living in a healthier neighborhood can lower your risk of diabetes, and a new study shows eating whole grains keeps blood pressure in check.

Reading List: Organic Debate Continues, Heart-Healthy Chocolate and Tap Water Safety

by in Food News, September 18, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: a study finds that organic foods are the healthier choice, new fiber-fortified products are on the market, and more good news for chocolate fans and the sweet’s heart-healthy benefits.