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Fall in Love with Grapefruit!

2/2/2016

February may be best known for Valentine's Day, chocolates, roses and hearts, but did you know that February is also National Grapefruit Month?

Word of the Week: Probiotics/Prebiotics

1/20/2016

We hear a lot about probiotics and their benefits to human health. But what exactly are probiotics? And what are prebiotics?

Diet Showdown - Cleansing!

1/15/2016

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.

2015: The Year in Review

12/31/2015

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…

Holiday Gifts for a Healthy Lifestyle

12/9/2015

Originally posted December 3, 2014.

Do you need some gift ideas? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Sarah Downs, MBA, RDN, share some gift ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

Pass the Cheese Please!

11/13/2015

We have already discussed the history of cheese, but what about the nutrition of cheese? We talked with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs about the nutritional benefits of cheese and tips on how to choose the best variety for you. 

Word of the Week: Microbiome

10/14/2015

There has been a lot of recent research on the microbiome and its role in the diet. What the heck is a microbiome?

An Introduction to the Different Types of Grain

9/30/2015

September is National Whole Grains month, so we thought it would be appropriate to wrap it up with a roundup of 10 of the hottest grains we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. We also included an awesome recipe for each grain so you have no reason to not try ‘em out!

Sprouted Grains: The Next "It" Food?

9/28/2015

You may have been seeing signs or hearing rumblings of sprouted grains - on television, on food packaging, from friends or online. What's the big deal, and what are sprouted grains, anyway?

Meet Rachel from Rachel Cooks!

9/16/2015

What are Rachel's from Rachel Cooks three favorite words? Easy. Healthy. Delicious.

It Only Takes One Hour

9/8/2015

A recent study shows that lack of physical activity is the biggest predictor of childhood obesity. So what can parents do to help their kids reduce this risk?

Yes, Healthy Foods Can be Affordable!

8/28/2015

Think healthy foods can't be affordable? Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, says that with a little planning and strategy, your family can enjoy healthy foods...affordably!

The ABCs of Packing School Lunch

8/24/2015

It's back to school time! As parents across the country rejoice, they also realize that their kids are still going to need to eat every day. And if they're going to eat something that's actually (gasp!) good for them, a little pre-planning and creativity is in order.

The Skinny on Fat

8/21/2015

Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.

 

Kale Yeah!

8/19/2015

Is it a superfood? Is it toxic? Recently, there's been a lot of news surrounding the health benefits and safety of kale. We talked with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to answer some questions about this cruciferous vegetable. 

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