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Allergic, Sensitive, or Intolerant?


Food sensitivities can take the form of food allergies or food intolerances. A food allergy is potentially life-threatening, while a food intolerance is unpleasant and inconvenient.

Meet Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE


Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, of the blog Sound Bites provides, " sound science, smart nutrition and good food" advice.

Eating Better: Spicing it Up with Turmeric


Turmeric, a root of the Curcuma longa plant and favorite spice in Indian and Thai recipes is prized for its health-boosting anti-inflammatory qualities and high antioxidant content.

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon? Which is Better?


Do you eat salmon? Is it safe to eat farmed salmon or should you only eat the wild-caught variety? Which is best for polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6? We reached out to Charles R. Santerre, PhD, Professor at Purdue University, to answer a few questions about salmon.

New Study: Diet Beverages Can Help People Lose Weight


Drinking diet beverages can help people lose weight. That’s one of the conclusions in a study appearing in the June issue of the Journal of The Obesity Society.

Avoid the Yuck Factor: Hand Washing Prevents Food Poisoning


Often misinterpreted as the stomach flu, food poisoning is actually caused by noroviruses. These viruses create inflammation in the stomach and large intestine, resulting in unfortunate vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.

A Photo Finish for Frozen Foods


In our foodie-focused culture, it’s hard to overlook the appeal of a well-dressed meal. So when it comes to frozen foods, we wondered why the food on the package doesn’t quite look like what we slide out of the microwave or oven.

Meet an Expert: Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM


Dr. Wondwossen A. Gebreyes is a professor and Director of Global Health Programs in the Veterinary Medicine College from The Ohio State University. His research interests include antimicrobial resistance, food safety and infectious disease molecular epidemiology.

To get to know Dr. Gebreyes a bit more, we asked him a few questions.

Meet Kelly Hughes Roberts from Farm Foodie Fitness


Meet Kelly Hughes Roberts of Farm Foodie Fitness, a one-stop source of information about organic gardening, food, nutrition, health and fitness.

Solving the Mystery of MSG


Monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, is a hot topic these days. This flavor enhancer combines sodium and glutamate or glutamic acid, which is an amino acid found naturally in the body and in higher protein foods.

Meet Lindsay Livingston from the Lean Green Bean


Lindsay Livingston is the Columbus-based registered dietitian behind the Lean Green Bean – an endearing health blog filled with nourishing recipes and workout ideas.

Is there Harm in Drinking Milk After the Expiration Date?


Do you ever think twice about throwing out milk that is only a day past its expiration date? If it looks and smells fine, can I still drink it? For this question we reached out to registered dietitian and author of the Sound Bites Blog, Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE about helping us understand these questions.

"On milk, the sell by date is often the date listed, so you should double check to find out whether your milk has a sell by date or an expiration date. If it is an expiration date, then here is my answer:

Could GMOs Be the Cause of an Allergic Reaction?


Recently Best Food Facts received a consumer question about whether GMOs could be responsible for an allergic reaction of rash and hives after eating a salad with fruits and veggies.

To answer this, we reached out to Denneal Jamison-McClung, Associate Director – Biotechnology program at University of California-Davis.

Meet an Expert: Jude Capper, PhD


Jude Capper, PhD, is an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Bozeman, MT; and holds adjunct professor and affiliate positions at Washington State University and Montana State University, respectively. To get to know Dr. Capper, Best Food Facts asked her to answer a few questions!

Navigating the Scientific Breadcrumb Trail: Deciphering Food Research


Feeling bamboozled by sensational nutrition studies? Best Food Facts breaks down the scientific research process so you can make informed nutrition choices.

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