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Word of the Week: Edamame

4/6/2016

Edamame can be enjoyed as a nutritious snack loaded with protein, fiber and micronutrients.

Celebrate Soyfoods!

4/5/2016

April is National Soyfoods Month, and this month Best Food Facts will explore different types of soyfoods including ways to incorporate them into your diet.

Meet an Expert: Jen Haugen, RDN, LDN

4/1/2016

Jen Haugen, RDN, LD, is a food and nutrition expert and media resource. We wanted to get to know Jen a bit better, so we asked her a few questions! 

Snack Attack!

3/31/2016

It’s that time between breakfast and lunch where the all familiar gurgling of your stomach starts…it’s snack time. Often times, snack foods are synonymous with unhealthy junk food, but there are lots of great choices you can make to help tide you over between meals. We talked to Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to learn more. 

Word of the Week: Genetically Modified

3/30/2016

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have been debated for quite some time. What does genetically modified mean?

The Spice of Life

3/28/2016

An announcement from a major spice company led to some questions from blogger Krista from The Farmer's Wifee. The company announced it was labeling organic and non-GMO spices and flavorings. Does this announcement mean that spices are changing?

Are Antioxidants a Cure-All?

3/25/2016

We hear so much lately about “super foods,” and often antioxidants are associated with these types of foods. So what exactly are antioxidants and do we need them to stay healthy? Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs breaks down the science and benefits associated with antioxidants.

Word of the Week: Antioxidants

3/23/2016

We hear a lot about health benefits associated with antioxidants. What are antioxidants and where can they be found?

Feel Good About Fruit

3/21/2016

Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and people who eat fruit (and vegetables) as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are important sources of many nutrients. We asked our resident registered dietitian, Sarah Downs, to answer some questions about fruit.

Word of the Week: Daily Intake Values

3/16/2016

Daily Intake Values are listed on food packages, but what do those values mean and why should we pay attention to them?

Luck of the Irish

3/16/2016

While St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Irish heritage, let's be honest -- it's also a time to indulge in some tasty meals! We've gathered up some of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes from some of our food blogger friends. It's your lucky day!

No More Tears - How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

3/14/2016

Do you or someone you know cry when cutting onions? Ever wonder why? We asked an expert to help explain why this happens and how it can be prevented.

The "Pis" Have It!

3/14/2016

It's Pi Day, the day when mathematicians celebrate that infinite 3.14 number. So what does that number represent? It's "the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter." Here at Best Food Facts, we're not mathematicians but we do know what else is shaped like a circle -- pie!

Eat Your Veggies!

3/11/2016

We all know we need more fruits and veggies in our diets, but the task can seem somewhat daunting at first. What’s a serving size? Which colors do I need to eat? Does this count as a vegetable? What about juice? What’s the best way to prepare veggies? Isn’t it going to be expensive? How can I make vegetables taste good? These are all valid questions that our resident RD, Sarah Downs, is here to answer.

Word of the Week: Registered Dietitian

3/9/2016

What is a registered dietitian? In honor of National Registered Dietitians' Day, we explore how this profession helps keep the nation healthy!

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