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What Is the Best Way to Cook Rice?


We recently received a question from a reader asking about the best way to cook rice. In order to better understand what the best method might be, we reached out to experts Guy Crosby, PhD, and Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, for more information about this versatile grain and the different varieties.

Nutrition Advice on Processed Foods


Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, dishes out some sage advice on processed foods.

What are the Best Foods for Arthritis?


Have you ever wondered if a certain diet would help with arthritis? We reached out to Dr. Kristen Baker, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Sargent College at Boston University, about the best foods for people who have arthritis.

Unfortunately, Dr. Baker says there’s no “magic bullet” food that will improve arthritis. We are all individuals, and we each react differently to foods. However, Dr. Baker provided some guidance on several foods to try. 

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Stirring up a Healthy Balance: Tweens


Treating your children to a healthy lifestyle may be a tricky task to accomplish in a fast-paced environment, as it is today. We recently received a question about how to provide tweens with the components of a healthy life. We reached out to Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, for some insight.

Make a FRESH Start This Year!


Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, shares tips on how to make a FRESH start to improve your health in 2015!

Eating Better: Yogurt


Yogurt, Greek yogurt especially, has been on the watch list of many foodies for the past few years and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. Good news for yogurt aficionados - a recent study adds lowered risk of diabetes to the list of health benefits of yogurt!

Meet an Expert: Fadi Aramouni, Ph.D.


Dr. Fadi Aramouni is a professor of food science at Kansas State University. Dr. Aramouni enjoys spending time with his family and is in the process of writing a book about the people of Kansas! Dr. Aramouni loves the state and type of people who live in it. Read on to learn more about Dr. Aramouni!


New Year's Hangover? Let Us Help!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Oh, sorry. Did we just say that too loudly? Feeling a little sensitive to sound and light? Perhaps feeling a little unpleasant in general? If you spent last night celebrating the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 by imbibing on a few libations here and there, then you, my friend, are most likely suffering from a hangover.

Top Posts of 2014


As the year winds down, we'd like to thank all of our readers for taking time to ask questions about food. We appreciate being a trusted source of reliable information! We'd also like to thank all the food system experts we work with for providing their thoughts and expertise throughout the year.

Food Trends - What to Expect in 2015


Local. Vegan. Gluten-free. Umami. Oh, and pumpkin - anything and everything pumpkin. What food trends did you notice this year? These are just five of the top buzzwords/phrases that we found throughout the food industry in 2014. What does the future hold for these 2014 trends and what should we expect to be hot in 2015?

ABCs of Food: N is for Nuts


Do you go nutty for nuts? Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. To learn more about nuts, we reached out to Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Egg Myths: 7 Common Myths Finally Cracked


Are organic eggs and brown eggs safe from Salmonella? Can you pasteurize fresh eggs in the microwave? Best Food Facts cracks these and other common egg myths.

How It's Made: Candy Canes


It's candy cane season! And with National Candy Cane Day on December 26, we wanted to know what goes into making a candy cane - how does it get its shape, and how are those stripes created?

Happy National Egg Nog Day!


Did you know? December 24 is National Egg Nog Day! So raise a glass and toast to this delicious seasonal beverage!

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