Those food companies. They just can’t help designing labels that trick shoppers who don’t know the rules of the ingredient game.
See if you can guess the main (first) ingredient—don’t count Read More
Fermented foods “have phenomenal benefits in your overall wellness,” gushes Dr. Mercola. “7 must-eat fermented foods for a healthy gut,” promises EatingWell online.
Humans have enjoyed fermented foods—from wine, beer, and Read More
Buying bread should be simple: Look for 100% whole grain without too much salt. But how do you know if it’s whole grain—or just made with a little whole grain? Read More
When it comes to nutrient-packed fruits, oranges are in the top 10 (along with guavas, watermelons, kiwis, papayas, grapefruits, kumquats, cantaloupes, lychees, and strawberries).
And around this time of year, oranges Read More
How many calories in that mug of beer, glass of wine, or shot glass? It can be a guessing game.
Labels for most beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages aren’t required Read More
Canned beans are the ultimate fast food. You can open a can and toss them into a salad, soup, or stew in 60 seconds flat. Still, they can have two Read More
Cereal makers are competing for your breakfast bowl. They’ll promise their cereals are made with “whole grain” or “fruit & yogurt.” Or that they’re “heart healthy” and will “nourish” you.
A lot Read More
Hummus has conquered the dip aisle. It’s now a staple in one out of four homes. Annual sales top $725 million, up from just $5 million in the mid-1990s, according Read More
Hummus owns the dip aisle and is now a staple in one out of four homes.
But new competition is hitting store shelves. A slew of creamy, savory dips made with Read More
Lucky enough to be born between the early 1980s and 2000? Whether or not you want to think of yourself as a “millennial,” food marketers have their eyes on you.
Roughly Read More
Most filters will make your water taste better. The best way to tell whether they also get rid of the contaminants you’re concerned about is to check their certification with Read More
“The best bread in the universe,” says the website for Dave’s Killer Bread.
The universe is pretty big, but if we confine ourselves to the best packaged whole-grain bread we’ve ever Read More
Nuts and seeds are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats and other nutrients. But nuts are not all created equal. A cashew isn’t a pistachio. A macadamia isn’t an almond. And some Read More
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