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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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

Is Tea Healthy?

1/18/2014

Good reasons to schedule a tea break.

Meet Kristin Hong from The Fresh Find

1/9/2014

We’ve been keeping it fresh with frequent stops at Kristin Hong’s health-conscious blog, The Fresh Find. The blog started as Kristin’s “little secret,” and we couldn’t be happier she decided to share it with the world.

Cheerios Gives GMOs the Old Heave-Ho

1/9/2014

General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, recently announced it was making the iconic cereal brand GMO-free. Naturally, an announcement like this creates questions in the minds of consumers, and Best Food Facts is here to help consumers understand just what this change means to their families. 

Safe at the Plate

1/6/2014

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

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.

Understanding Nutrition Labels

12/21/2013

Grocery stores are full of food and information. It’s a bit like a library. Certainly you should read covers, but don't judge food ONLY based onf what you find there. Because information on food packages can be confusing, we enlisted registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil to help you focus on what matters most in this Eat Better for Life video.

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. 

Are Canned Fruits and Veggies Healthy?

12/18/2013

Missing some of your favorite juicy summer fruits? Or, maybe those crisp fall veggies? Enjoying the frozen, dehydrated or canned versions of these fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the wonderful taste and nutrients from your favorite out-of-season produce.

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.

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