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Is Wood Pulp Being Added to Your Food?

7/1/2014

Technically, the answer is “yes.” It’s called cellulose and it is the basic building block of the cell walls of all plants and is considered a complex carbohydrate. But "cellulose is cellulose” whether it comes from wood pulp or celery. So should you be concerned?

Meet Adriana Martin from Adriana’s Best Recipes

6/24/2014

Come explore the delicious dishes inspired by Latina blogger Adriana Martin’s Mexican homeland.

Eating Better: Beautiful Beets

6/19/2014

Choose this purple powerhouse for its nutritional qualities and infusion of globetrotting flavor.

Eating Better: Spicing it Up with Turmeric

6/11/2014

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.

A Photo Finish for Frozen Foods

6/4/2014

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.

Eating Better: Rediscovering the Chia Seed

5/7/2014

Explore the chia seed’s journey from food of the Aztec gods to Chia Pets to nutrient-packed whole food containing omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium.

Building a New Food History: How Food Choices Can Influence Generations

4/29/2014

Did you know that moms are the primary change agent when it comes to creating healthy eating habits that can be passed on to the next generation? Learn how you and your family can create a new food history.

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.

Eating Better: Lamb, tasty and protein packed

4/10/2014

Lamb is an excellent source of protein, with 23 grams of protein per three-ounce serving and a powerhouse of other important nutrients including three B vitamins (B-12, niacin and riboflavin) and minerals (selenium, zinc and iron.)

Eating Better: Unearthing Quinoa

4/9/2014

Dubbed an ancient grain, quinoa is really not a grain at all. The quinoa seed is a complete protein that’s related to beets, chard and spinach. Try it in seed, flake or flour form.

Eating Better: Savvy About Salt

4/3/2014

Wonder what’s causing the uproar about an ingredient as basic as salt? Find out what registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil has to say about sodium reduction at home, in restaurants and in packaged foods at the store.

Meet Sheila Johnson from Eat 2 Gather

3/26/2014

Sheila Johnson, the mastermind behind the blog Eat 2gather, has a passion for food that reaches far beyond cooking and eating.

Balancing What We Like With What We Need

3/12/2014

It’s no longer necessary to choose food solely on a nutritional content; instead find a happy medium, eating foods that are good for you and taste good, too.

Advice for Bread Buyers

3/9/2014

Confused about bread? Gluten-free dieting has become increasingly popular and much has been made recently about certain bread ingredients. We went to a pair of registered dietitians for some common sense advice. Jen Haugen blogs as the “Down to Earth Dietitian” and Anne Cundiff is a personal nutrition trainer and an in-store dietitian with Hy-Vee.

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Seeing Green

3/5/2014

Take our latest poll! Which foods do you put green food coloring in for St. Patrick's Day?

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