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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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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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Is high-fructose corn syrup bad from you?      

Does using a microwave oven harm your food?     

Can anyone benefit from a gluten-free diet?

We talk a lot about being informed, and understanding what you’re eating. But that doesn’t mean that eating healthfully should be complicated, nor should you “stress out” over what’s being served. Still, you want to serve your family healthy meals when you can, and it’s hard with so many nutrition “myths” floating around out there.

We’ve all heard them – high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, eating carbohydrates will make you fat, or using a microwave … Read the rest

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It appears that now it is a challenge to even advocate for “recommended” sugar levels in foods! The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to identify a safe level for added sugars in beverages.

That seems like a “no-brainer” to me. Why wouldn’t you want to know what sugar level is safe? High-fructose corn syrup and other added sugars are “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA. The problem is that many groups believe that, although these sugars are generally safe, they are not safe when … Read the rest

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Let’s face it – today’s fast food is just not that good for you. Sure, all the major chains have salads, broiled chicken, and other somewhat healthy items on their menus, but the majority of their food is loaded with fat, sugar and calories. But, there soon man be a healthy alternative!

A group of former McDonald’s executives has started a new company called Lyfe Kitchen. Their mission is to bring all that they’ve learned about fast food efficiency to healthy food. Their goal is to open 1,000 franchised locations throughout the country within the next few years.

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