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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.

If I Can’t Pronounce An Ingredient, Is It Bad?

2/4/2014

Chemicals like carrageenan, maltodextrin, azodicarbonamide and xylitol are not unfamiliar to our food ingredients list. But if we can't pronounce them, should we really be eating them?

 

Is Food Laced with Harmful Chemicals?

2/3/2014

It's true - your food contains chemicals. Julie M. Jones, PhD, CNS, LN, CFS, FICC, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emerita, Foods and Nutrition, St. Catherine University, says, "Food is made of chemicals." But not all chemicals are bad, explains Dr. Jones.

Meet an Expert: Alice Henneman, MS, RD

2/2/2014

Alice Henneman, MS, RD, is an Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To get to know Alice, Best Food Facts asked her a few questions.

Troubled about Trans Fats?

1/27/2014

Join the Best Food Facts Trans Fats: Moving off the Label webcast Feb. 11, from 2-3 p.m. Central/3-4 p.m. Eastern to get the scoop on all things trans fats.

Four Ways to Crack the Nutrition Code

1/26/2014

Confused about ingredient lists and the Nutrition Facts panel? Let registered dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil help you crack the nutrition code.

Connect the Dots to Keep Meat and Eggs Safe

1/25/2014

Simple steps ensure meat and eggs are safe from the farm to our plates.

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Grocery Shopping

1/24/2014

Take our latest poll! When shopping for groceries, what is the leading factor you consider?

Cola’s Making Headlines

1/23/2014

Confused about FDA’s plans to take a closer look at 4-methylimidazole, better known as 4-MEI? This chemical compound gives your most beloved foods and drinks (i.e. cola, breads, coffee, etc.) that caramel coloring.

Meet an Expert: Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD

1/22/2014

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. To get to know Connie, Best Food Facts asked her to answer a few questions.

Hit the Deep Freeze for Vitamins and Nutrition

1/21/2014

The convenience of frozen frutis and vegetables is great, but the nutritional value is even better.

Is Tea Healthy?

1/18/2014

Good reasons to schedule a tea break.

Are There More Hormones in Whole Milk?

1/14/2014

We have so many choices in our grocery store's dairy case - whole milk, heavy whipping cream, 2% cheese, fat-free skim yogurt. But are there more steroid hormones in the full-fat versions of dairy products? If so, are high-fat dairy products, like whole milk and whipping cream, more likely to have more steroids than those dairy products with less fat, like fat free/skim milk?  

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