Monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, is a hot topic these days. This flavor enhancer combines sodium and glutamate or glutamic acid, which is an amino acid found naturally in the body and in higher protein foods.
Do you ever think twice about throwing out milk that is only a day past its expiration date? If it looks and smells fine, can I still drink it? For this question we reached out to registered dietitian and author of the Sound Bites Blog, Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE about helping us understand these questions.
"On milk, the sell by date is often the date listed, so you should double check to find out whether your milk has a sell by date or an expiration date. If it is an expiration date, then here is my answer:
Recently Best Food Facts received a consumer question about whether GMOs could be responsible for an allergic reaction of rash and hives after eating a salad with fruits and veggies.
To answer this, we reached out to Denneal Jamison-McClung, Associate Director – Biotechnology program at University of California-Davis.
Feeling bamboozled by sensational nutrition studies? Best Food Facts breaks down the scientific research process so you can make informed nutrition choices.
We've gotten the question several times, "What is a GMO?" While we've enlisted plenty of experts who've provided insights on what they are, whether they're dangerous, why they're not labeled, how they impact the environment, why they're banned in some countries, and whether they cause allergies, we've not actually shown a picture of what they look like. Now, we've got pictures!
Have you seen Pinterest posts about storing lettuce in a jar to keep it fresh? One post claims lettuce in a jar will never go brown! Will storing lettuce in a jar really extend its shelf life? Is it safe?
Use sound science and nutrition basics to navigate the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 recommendations. Ready resources to fact-based information make it easier to choose wise food decisions
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.
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.
Whether navigating the meat case at your local grocery store or preparing dinner at home, we all want safe meat. Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil gets answers to her questions about meat related to labeling claims like “natural,” “antibiotic free,” or “hormone free,” as well as insights on organic meat and how to keep all meat safe when preparing at home.
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Whether you’re fueling your body for the day ahead or an intense workout, protein is an important part of a balanced diet.
Whether you’re training for a race or just looking to keep up with the demands of daily life, protein is an important part of a balanced diet.
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.
We’ve been fulfilling our audio appetite with some foodie podcasts. Here’s the skinny on two podcasts that have us coming back for seconds.