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Is Red Wine Exercise in a Glass?


You've seen the headlines - Red wine is healthy! Red wine is good for you! But what does that mean? How is it healthy? Well, now we may have the answer as a recently published research study shows that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, may enhance exercise training and performance.

Meet Melanie from Melanie Makes


Meet Melanie, the gal behind Melanie Makes – a food blog filled with everyday eats, delicious desserts and everything in between. 

Why Is the United States the Only Country to Allow Hormones in Food Animal Production?


Do you buy milk labeled rBST-free? Are you worried about hormones in milk? We recently posted Are There Growth Hormones in Milk? and Hormones in Milk: Are They Causing Early Puberty in Girls?, but a recent consumer question about why hormones are used in food animal production had us reaching back out to Dr. Ann Macrina, Research/Teaching Associate at Penn State University.

Is the Mushroom a Vegetable?


Mushrooms have been a part of the human diet for many, many years but one question always remains: is the mushroom a vegetable? You've probably heard before that mushrooms are fungi, but does that mean it's not a vegetable? Or is it both? To clear this up, we reached out to Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety, and Cooking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

March into National Nutrition Month


March is National Nutrition Month, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, shares ways you can bite into a healthy lifestyle!

18 Minutes Can Make All the Difference. Here's Why.


Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, explains why you should put family meal time back on the menu.

Curiosity Fuels the Future of Food


Fear of food is not healthy, and as people's interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary fear about what to eat and what not to eat. We reached out to Robyn Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Director of The Food Lab at the University of Texas, to gain insight on re-channeling our interest in food to curiosity that can help lead to new ideas we can all chew on.

Meet an Expert: Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD, LD


Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD, LD, is an Extension Program Specialist, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. To get to know Danielle, we asked her a few questions.

Bulletproof Coffee Explained


Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you've probably heard of Bulletproof coffee. What is it? A coffee drink made up of coffee, butter, and medium-chain triglyceride oil, Bulletproof coffee is meant to replace breakfast. Created by Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof coffee cult has grown fast and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Meet Ali from Gimme Some Oven


Our mouths have been doing a lot of watering lately, and we can’t help but assume it’s the result of frequent stops at Gimme Some Oven - the oh-so-scrumptious blog by Ali. 

Are Our Kids Overdosing on Salt?


New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates roughly seven in 10 toddler meals contain excess levels of sodium, and most snacks, breakfast pastries and cereal bars for infants and toddlers have extra sugars. What's a parent to do?

What's on the Menu Now for a Healthier Diet?


The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its recommendations for Americans. Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, breaks down the recommendations and what they mean for the American diet.

Should You Eat Fat Free?


Is fat-free always the best choice? Karman Meyer, RD, of KarmanNutrition.com says not always!

Calorie Myths Busted


Does diluting a sweetened beverage take away the calories? Patricia Murray, RD, of St. Ann's Bay Hospital busts this myth along with whether toasting bread takes away calories.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes


Do diabetics need to sacrifice and adhere to a strict diet? We asked Arielle "Dani" Lebovitz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDE, of Robins Air Force Base for her advice.

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