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Real Food Profile: Cranberries

Real Food Profile: Cranberries

Love them or hate them, cranberries can offer an abundance of health benefits due to their unique nutritional profile. Learn how to reap the rewards while avoiding the pitfalls of serving this tart fruit.
Real Food Profile: Peanut Butter

Real Food Profile: Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is a nutritious staple in the American diet, but you might be surprised to know that different types vary in nutritional quality.
Ignore Nutrition Headlines, Except This One

Ignore Nutrition Headlines, Except This One

In reality, most nutrition science is blurred, contains no controls, and does not follow the experimental method, much less being double-blind or even randomized.
Which Foods to Buy Organic

Which Foods to Buy Organic

If you’re looking to incorporate more organic foods in your diet, a good place to start is with the “dirty dozen,” a list released annually by the Environmental Working Group, which ranks the pesticide contamination of 46 popular fruits and vegetables.
Are Alternative Sugars Healthy and Safe?

Are Alternative Sugars Healthy and Safe?

Good question. The majority of clinical studies performed thus far report no significant effects or beneficial effects of artificial sweeteners on body weight and glycemic control.
Are Health Claims Reliable for Food Selection?

Are Health Claims Reliable for Food Selection?

All health claims are supposed to be based on what is deemed “substantial” evidence, but even when there is such evidence it doesn’t necessarily mean that a given food is a healthy choice for an individual.
Should You Avoid Saturated Fat?

Should You Avoid Saturated Fat?

Two comprehensive studies concluded that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat or high-fibercarbohydrates is likely to reduce the risk of heart disease.
How Important Are Calories?

How Important Are Calories?

Different people derive different amounts of calories from the same food, determined by individual factors. One such factor is the gut microbiome, which varies widely.
Food Labels — What Should You Look at First?

Food Labels — What Should You Look at First?

When evaluating a product at the grocery store, ignore the pretty packaging and any claims on the front of the package. Instead, flip the package over to inspect the nutrition facts label, and look at the ingredients.