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What's Healthier? Pork Bacon or Turkey Bacon?

1/28/2015

Bacon, bacon, bacon! Everybody loves bacon! These days, you can find bacon everywhere, it seems. It's not just a breakfast food anymore!

Recently, a reader asked about center-cut bacon. To find out about all things bacon, we reached out to Janeal Yancey, PhD, Meat Science, Animal Science Department, Divison of Agriculture, University of Arkansas.

Meet Krista from Joyful Healthy Eats

1/27/2015

We’ve been getting an extra helping of joy with stops by one of our favorite food blogs, Joyful Healthy Eats, by Krista, one of our favorite bloggers. 

Super Bowl Recipe Huddle

1/23/2015

For us here at Best Food Facts, the Super Bowl is all about the party food. Luckily for us (and you!) we have amazing food blogger friends who are willing to share their recipes for delicious and easy-to-share game day favorites. We are sorry in advance for the hunger this post may induce. Go sports!

Can You Get Ebola from Food?

1/21/2015

We've all heard that Ebola can be spread via bodily fluids, but what about food? Is there a possibility that Ebola could be spread by food?

To answer this question, we reached out to Carl Winter, PhD, Director, FoodSafe Program, Extension Food Toxicologist, University of California; and Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FACN, FIFT, FIAFST, Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy, International Center for Regulatory Science.

ABCs of Food: V is for Vitamins

1/20/2015

Do you take vitamins or do you get all the vitamins you need from the food you eat? Either way, vitamins are an important part of your diet! To learn more about vitamins, we reached out to Dr. Joanne Slavin, Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

Meet an Expert: Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D.

1/19/2015

Dr. Julie Garden Robinson is a Professor and Extension Specialist at North Dakota State University, with expertise in Nutrition and Food Safety. Along with Dr. Robinson’s dense expertise, she is also a musician! Dr. Robinson’s passion lies between helping people stay healthy and addressing misinformation about food, nutrition and health. Read below to learn more about our Best Food Facts Expert, Dr. Robinson!

 

Why Doesn't Your Body Digest Corn?

1/16/2015

Why doesn't your body digest corn?

Satisfying Soup!

1/15/2015

It's winter, and what better time of year to enjoy a homemade bowl of soup? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares a good-for-you chicken soup recipe that's sure to keep you warm!

Of Mice and Men...And Sugar

1/15/2015

A new study scheduled for publication in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nutrition claims that fructose is more toxic than table sugar when fed to mice in doses proportional to human consumption. We wanted to know more about what that may mean for human health, so we enlisted the help of Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor; Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, Chair and Professor of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University; and Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, Director of University Nutrition at Washington University.

Is Eating At Home Healthier Than Dining Out?

1/14/2015

Do you prefer heading out to your favorite (or perhaps nearest) restaurant for meals rather than cooking at home? If so, you're not alone. We get it! Dining out, whether heading through a drive-thru or sitting down at your favorite restaurant, is often more convenient and sometimes even more delicious than cooking your own food at home. Even those who love to cook need a break from the kitchen every now and then - but is dining out versus eating at home a healthy and nutritious option? Doesn't it seem that eating at home is the healthier option? This is a question we recently received from a reader and set out to find the answer!

What Is the Best Way to Cook Rice?

1/13/2015

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

1/12/2015

Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, dishes out some sage advice on processed foods.

What are the Best Foods for Arthritis?

1/9/2015

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. 

Meet Nikki from Seeded at the Table

1/8/2015

Stirring up a Healthy Balance: Tweens

1/7/2015

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.

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