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.
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.
It's one of America's favorite pastimes - barbecueing!
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!
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?
The newest member of the Best Food Facts team, Susan, brought us something unusual – an albino squash that grew in her garden! Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, helps to explain this mysterious veggie.
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?
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!
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.
Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.
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.
Oils are great for cooking, baking and dressing, but with so many options to choose from, what oil is the best for what? And are some oils healthier than others? This helpful infographic will assist you in making the best decision for your oil needs.
Thanks for making July a great month here at Best Food Facts! We noticed you showed a little bit of extra love for a few posts, too! If you haven't yet - check out the top Best Food Facts posts from July. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Originally posted November 15, 2010.
Organic foods have gained popularity due to the perception that organic foods are safe, wholesome and all around better for you. To find out if this is true, we reached out to Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.
A new study from researchers at the University of California-Riverside found a diet high in soybean oil caused increased weight gain and diabetes in mice. Since soybean oil is found in many foods that we consume every day, we wanted to know what implications the study findings may have on our health (and waist lines!).