Tag: sugar

Low-Fat Foods: Good or Bad?

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 31, 2011

Low fat is out and healthy fat is in. Does that mean the era of low fat cookies is over? Not necessarily. Find out which fats are now recommended and how low fat foods can fit into a healthy diet.

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: Trouble For Meat Lovers, Weight Loss Apps and Take Back Your Lunch Break

by in Food News, July 23, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Slashing sugar helps make you healthier, enjoying lunch away from your desk and does the “5 second” rule for germs really exist?

Weekly Bits: Holiday Baking

by in Reader Tips & Comments, December 5, 2009

Between holiday parties and cookie swaps, December is definitely the month for baking. Before you heat up the oven, check out this week’s list of reader comments for tips on trimming the sugar and fat in cookies and other baked goodies.

Baking With Sugar Alternatives

by in Healthy Tips, December 1, 2009

Sugar helps make baked goodies puffy, golden brown and moist, but plain granulated sugar isn’t your only option. Whether you’re looking to cut calories, use less processed ingredients or simply change up the flavor, here are some options.

Reading List: Alli Linked to Liver Failure, New Sugar Guidelines & Becoming a Locavore

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, August 28, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: the danger in taking supplements, American’s drowning in sugar, and the popular weight loss pill Alli is linked to liver failure.