Category Archives: food labels

cornfield200Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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vending-machines200A new Harvard University study may hold the key to reducing the consumption of high-calorie beverages. The study looked at sales of high-calorie beverages (those with more than 150 calories per container and lower-calorie alternative beverages (those with less than 150 calories per container) in vending machines at a large financial company. High-calorie beverages in the study included soda, lemonade, some fruit juices and whole chocolate milk.

The Harvard study had two parts. In the first part, researchers raised the price of high-calorie beverages by just one cent per ounce (a pretty small change) while keeping the price of lower-calorie Read the rest

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Whether you think genetically-engineered foods (GMOs) are ok to eat or something to be avoided, you do have a right to know if you’re feeding them to your family! And, that’s what California voters will decide next Tuesday.

California’s Prop 37 requires that food manufacturers label GMO foods. Not surprisingly, large food manufacturers like Monsanto, Dupont, PepsiCo, DOW, Kraft Foods and Kelloggs have lined up against the proposition. At the same time, many organic and natural food manufacturers are supporting it.

This issue can be confusing, and it’s not as black and white as people on both sides … Read the rest

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Would you like to eat healthier, but don’t know where to start?

Are you overwhelmed by all the nutrition and diet information out there?

If you answered yes to these questions, then our new eBook, The P.O.W.E.R. of Healthy Eating, is a must read. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to improve their health – and the health of their family.

Each day, you make hundreds of choices about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. The key to great health is really understanding your options and making the right choices. Eating healthy does not … Read the rest

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We often discuss the importance of reading food labels in this blog. Healthy eating really starts with knowing what it is you’re putting in your mouth. Women’s Health Magazine sites a new study from Johns Hopkins University that provides an interesting take on labels.

They are proposing that junk food packages also include the amount of exercise it will take to burn off the number of calories in one serving of the food. They believe that the ingredients and nutrition facts should still be there too, but they found that providing the amount of exercise was a big deterrent to … Read the rest

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