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Tofu Packs a Healthy Punch


A protein go-to for many, tofu is a nutritious food made from soybeans.




Azodicarbonamide - Is It Safe?


The smell of freshly baked bread can evoke feelings of comfort and security. Whether at home, at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the smell of warm, baked bread can trigger growling stomachs and watering mouths. So when it was announced that this beloved food contained an ingredient called azodicarbonamide and that Subway planned to remove it from their sandwich bread, we wanted to know more about this ingredient and how it's used in bread baking.

If I Can’t Pronounce An Ingredient, Is It Bad?


Additives like carrageenan, maltodextrin, azodicarbonamide and xylitol are not unfamiliar to our food ingredients list. But if we can't pronounce them, should we really be eating them?


Is Food Laced with Harmful Chemicals?


It's true - your food contains chemicals. Julie M. Jones, PhD, CNS, LN, CFS, FICC, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emerita, Foods and Nutrition, St. Catherine University, says, "Food is made of chemicals." But not all chemicals are bad, explains Dr. Jones.

Troubled about Trans Fats?


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


Confused about ingredient lists and the Nutrition Facts panel? Let registered dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil help you crack the nutrition code.

Cola’s Making Headlines


Confused about FDA’s plans to take a closer look at 4-methylimidazole, better known as 4-MEI? This chemical compound gives your most beloved foods and drinks (i.e. cola, breads, coffee, etc.) that caramel coloring.

Is Tea Healthy?


Good reasons to schedule a tea break.

Cheerios Gives GMOs the Old Heave-Ho


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


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

Know More, Eat More


Registered Dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil shares the benefits of knowing more about food.

Is Coconut Oil Good for Me?


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? 

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Holiday Cookies


Take our latest poll! What is the best way to eat holiday cookies?

Understanding Nutrition Labels


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.

Is Aspartame Safe to Consume?


Experts say a new study confirms aspartame is safe in food and beverages – but how is the newest research different from previous studies?  

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