Edamame can be enjoyed as a nutritious snack loaded with protein, fiber and micronutrients.
It’s that time between breakfast and lunch where the all familiar gurgling of your stomach starts…it’s snack time. Often times, snack foods are synonymous with unhealthy junk food, but there are lots of great choices you can make to help tide you over between meals. We talked to Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to learn more.
We hear so much lately about “super foods,” and often antioxidants are associated with these types of foods. So what exactly are antioxidants and do we need them to stay healthy? Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs breaks down the science and benefits associated with antioxidants.
We hear a lot about health benefits associated with antioxidants. What are antioxidants and where can they be found?
Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and people who eat fruit (and vegetables) as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are important sources of many nutrients. We asked our resident registered dietitian, Sarah Downs, to answer some questions about fruit.
Daily Intake Values are listed on food packages, but what do those values mean and why should we pay attention to them?
What is a registered dietitian? In honor of National Registered Dietitians' Day, we explore how this profession helps keep the nation healthy!
Meal planning is a great tool that can not only save time and money but can also prevent unnecessary stress about deciding what to eat for each meal. A little planning can go a long way and can help to prevent poor food choices. Creating weekly menus, prepping ingredients and keeping an organized pantry are just a few ways you can master meal planning. Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs shares with us her top tips for meal planning.
March is National Nutrition Month and is a great time to savor the flavors that healthy foods have to offer.
A recent news story has grated some cheese lovers. That Parmesan cheese you're sprinkling on your favorite pasta dishes may not be what it appears, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency found wood pulp in some Parmesan cheese, but how concerned should consumers be? Is wood pulp commonly used in foods?
Originally posted February 2, 2015.
Chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone? With Valentine's Day approaching, there's one thing we just can't get off our minds: chocolate! This decadent treat makes an appearance at most major (and even minor) holidays, but it's on February 14 when it truly shines. In honor of this sweet day, we wanted to treat you with some facts that just might have you reaching for another piece of chocolate (everything in moderation, right?).
February may be best known for Valentine's Day, chocolates, roses and hearts, but did you know that February is also National Grapefruit Month?
We hear a lot about probiotics and their benefits to human health. But what exactly are probiotics? And what are prebiotics?
Sometimes called a cleansing diet, the rise of the “detox” diet continues as we start the New Year. Detoxes and cleanses have become very popular the past few years and many claim they can provide positive impacts to your health. But the truth is that many detoxes and cleanses aren’t right for everyone. We talked with registered dietitian Sarah Downs to find out more about this diet trend.
Is it just us, or was 2015 the year of food knowledge? From how to properly clean produce to using leftover produce to hormones and antibiotics in animal protein to the cost of food, consumers wanted to know everything about what they were eating. Let’s take a look back at Best Food Facts' hottest food stories of 2015…