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Is It OK to Eat Gliadin?

4/14/2014

Celiac? Gliadin? Gluten? These terms can get confusing, especially for those with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. Best Food Facts reached out to Pam Cureton, RD, LDN, a Dietitian with the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, about the term gliadin.

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?

Tofu Packs a Healthy Punch

2/8/2014

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

 

 

 

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.

Is Tea Healthy?

1/18/2014

Good reasons to schedule a tea break.

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Making Changes

1/11/2014

Take our latest poll! What new food choices do you plan to incorporate into your diet?

Safe at the Plate

1/6/2014

Make 2014 a year of resolving to keeping your food safe, healthy and delicious.

Know More, Eat More

1/3/2014

Registered Dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil shares the benefits of knowing more about food.

Is Coconut Oil Good for Me?

1/2/2014

Coconuts are all the rage! Coconut water, coconut milk and coconut oils are continually touted for their health and nutrition benefits and versatility for baking and cooking. But is coconut oil really good for us? 

Waistline Survival Tips and Tricks

12/23/2013

During this time of year, every day seems to feel like a holiday - especially considering the food options that appear in our homes, offices and schools. Check out how registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil keeps holiday eating healthy and fun.

SLIM Holiday Strategies

12/19/2013

Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil knows that holiday eating means maximizing traditions and enjoying food with friends and family. While holiday time, with its large platters of food favorites, might not seem like the best time to consider healthy eating, Carolyn shows you some SLIM strategies such as setting a time frame for consumption and appropriate portion sizes. For example, "I'll enjoy fried chicken only once a month." Or the holiday version, “I’ll enjoy a big buffet tonight, but I’ll have a bowl of soup for lunch.” You can find these SLIM strategies and more deliciousness in Carolyn’s new book, The Slim Down South Cookbook. 

Is Aspartame Safe to Consume?

12/17/2013

Experts say a new study confirms aspartame is safe in food and beverages – but how is the newest research different from previous studies?  

What's the Difference Between Cow's Milk and Non-Dairy Milk?

12/16/2013

Whole or fat free. Lactose-free. Almond, soy or rice. There are many reasons why someone would choose one type of milk over another. Blogger Kristin Hong, www.thefreshfind.com asked, what is the difference between dairy milk, soy milk, almond milk, hemp milk and rice milk?

To answer the question, we reached out to Dr. Dennis Savaiano, Interim Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University.

Is Champagne Good for Your Health?

12/15/2013

The holiday season is in full swing and if you’re lucky, you may find a champagne toast accompanying the festivities. Happily, that bubbly could also be a beneficial toast to your health.

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Should I Count Calories?

12/14/2013

Recently, Best Food Facts received a reader question asking, "What is the best way to count calories?" To answer this question, we reached out to Dariush Mozaffarian, MD DrPH, Co-Director, Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.

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