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June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

March 21, 2014

Changing Diets 

Cooked bacon drains on a plate

New Fat Findings Foster Flap

New research has thrown long-held health recommendations over fate consumption into doubt, but some experts are worried consumers will get the wrong message.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

December 12, 2013

Got Milk? 

milk bottles on door step

Organic Milk Higher In ‘Heart Healthy’ Fatty Acids

A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.

January 10, 2013

Nature And Nurture 

A brown mouse looking cutely suspicious

Genes Play Key Role In Mouse Obesity

A new study suggests that alongside diet, exercise and environment, genetics may be a significant factor in whether or not we become obese.

September 2, 2012

Herbivorous And Loving It 

sharon palmer

Enter the Era of Plant-Based Eating

So long Atkins! A diet full of flora is the new craze.

June 24, 2012

 

hoop-house-salad

Hold the Dressing? Not So Fast

A new study says our bodies don’t readily absorb nutrients from veggies, like beta-carotene and lycopene, without a little fat.

April 18, 2012

Bacon's True Cost 

bacon

Bacon Lovers: The Other Side Of The Story

Studies show all that processed meat isn't terribly good for you, or for the environment. Do you eat it anyway?

April 17, 2012

Sweet and Salty 

sundae

Bacon Sundae: Horror Or Hurray?

The newest product of the bacon craze comes from Burger King, but it has nothing to do with burgers.

February 29, 2012

What Would You Do-oo-oo? 

ice cream

Warning: That Cone Could Be Habit-Forming

A new study looks into the brain activity behind ice cream cravings.

February 10, 2012

Happier Hearts 

deep fryer

Less Trans Fats In Foods Means Less In The Body

The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.

January 18, 2012

Celebrity Cook 

doughnut burger

Deen Announces Diabetes, Stands By Cooking

What does it mean when a cook known for her generosity with butter announces she has been living with type 2 diabetes for three years?

December 14, 2011

Revenue Loss 

granola bar

Junk Food Ban Gone Too Far? Seattle Schools Think So

Students are buying Seattle school's healthy vending options, leading to a significant loss in funds that support school activities like clubs and sports.

October 3, 2011

Saturated Fats 

butter

Denmark First Country To Legalize ‘Fat Tax’

Denmark began enforcing a tax increase on foods with 2.3 percent of more saturated fat, like butter, much to the Danes' chagrin.

September 20, 2011

Healthy Kids Meals 

olive garden

Chains Overhaul Kid’s Choices With Help From Michelle Obama

Soon parents will have healthier options on Red Lobster and Olive Garden menus -- for their children and themselves.

May 25, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Ronald McDonald Sitting On A Bench

Send In The Clown: Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

A group of health professionals is pressuring McDonald's to stop marketing towards children by using their iconic clown.

March 10, 2011

For Your Health 

Woman In Red With Fingers In Shape Of Heart

Fat: Not As Bad As We Thought

Research is increasingly showing that carbohydrates - not fats - are lead contributors to heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

February 24, 2011

DIY Lard 

Crackling Lard

How To Render Lard The Right Way

Our fat-obsessed culture worries about heart disease and high cholesterol, but the benefits of home-rendered lard are hard to dispute.

October 21, 2010

Food Pyramid 

2005 MyPyramid - Rejected?

The Food Guide Pyramid: Let’s Try That Again

Not only is the food pyramid confusing, but studies conducted since 1992 have shown it may be grossly flawed in the amounts of carbs and fats it recommends.

December 7, 2009

Nutritional Facts 

Popcorn

Movie Popcorn: More Fattening Than Three Quarter Pounders!?

A new study reveals that popcorn is possibly the worst snack movies goers can consume when hitting up the theaters.

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