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Meet an Expert: Peggy Lemaux, PhD

3/2/2014

Peggy Lemaux, PhD, is a Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, at the University of California - Berkeley. To get to know Dr. Lemaux, Best Food Facts asked her a few questions.

A Makeover for the Nutrition Facts Label

2/27/2014

Just how realistic are the serving sizes on nutrition labels? Is there a difference between natural sugars and added sugars? What's the most important thing people should focus on when reading the Nutrition Facts Label? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking at changing the Nutrition Facts Label for the first time in more than 20 years. Just what do those changes mean? What will you see on the nutrition label?

BPA Revisited: Studies Downplay the Risk

2/27/2014

BPA, widely used to coat water bottles and metal food containers, has received a lot of attention the last several months as some expressed concern about possible ill health effects. The FDA’s long-held position, that the substance is safe at the low-levels at which humans are exposed to it, has been upheld by a new study appearing in the journal Toxicological Sciences.

 

Is There Any Truth to the Five-Second Rule?

2/20/2014

Have you heard of the five-second rule? That moment when you drop a tasty morsel of food on the ground, your heart sinks - you were looking forward to eating that! Is it safe to eat it if you're able to pick it up within five seconds?

We were curious if there was any truth to the five-second rule, so we reached out to Keith R. Schneider, PhD, Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida.

Eating Better: Get Creative with Cauliflower

2/19/2014

No longer relegated to the veggie tray, vitamin C-rich cauliflower is showing up on pizzas and adding a healthy halo to pastas and sauces.

Do Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good?

2/17/2014

When used correctly, antibiotics can be an important tool to keep animals healthy and create a safe food supply.

Meet an Expert: Keith R. Schneider, PhD

2/14/2014

Keith R. Schneider, PhD, is a Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida. To get to know Dr. Schneider, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.

Meet Lauren Grier from Climbing Grier Mountain

2/13/2014

We’ve been getting our fix of adventurous fare at Lauren Grier’s foodie paradise: Climbing Grier Mountain. On her blog, you’ll find creative meals alongside endearing adventures.

Trans Fat Take-Aways: the Trans Fats Webcast Highlights

2/13/2014

You weren't able to tune into our Trans Fats: Moving off the Menu webcast on Tuesday, February 12? No worries - we’ve got you covered with a doggy bag’s worth of highlights from our expert panel that included Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, CSSD; Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN; Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, LD; and Jenna Seymour, PhD.

 

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Food Poisoning

2/12/2014

Take our latest poll! Have you ever had food poisoning?

Is Processed Food Dangerous?

2/9/2014

Is it safe to eat processed food? Julie M. Jones, PhD, CNS, LN, CFS, FICC, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emerita, Foods and Nutrition, St. Catherine University, says to look beyond the processing and focus on the diet as a whole.

Tofu Packs a Healthy Punch

2/8/2014

A protein go-to for many, tofu is a nutritious food made from soybeans.

 

 

 

Azodicarbonamide - Is It Safe?

2/7/2014

The smell of freshly baked bread can evoke feelings of comfort and security. Whether at home, at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the smell of warm, baked bread can trigger growling stomachs and watering mouths. So when it was announced that this beloved food contained an ingredient called azodicarbonamide and that Subway planned to remove it from their sandwich bread, we wanted to know more about this ingredient and how it's used in bread baking.

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Best Treats for Your Sweet

2/6/2014

Take our latest poll! What's the best Valentine's Day treat?

Should You Eat Before or After Exercising?

2/5/2014

Exercise helps maintain physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Whether strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, or losing or maintaining weight, exercising is an important part of life.

So just how much exercise should you be getting per day? Should you eat before or after exercising? Best Food Facts put together this handy infographic with exercising facts.

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