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Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Arielle "Dani" Lebovitz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDE, of Robins Air Force Base says that diabetics don't need to spend extra money on special foods or even totally abstain from food they love. They can still eat what they love and enjoy - in moderation!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Are you drinking enough water? Stacey Loftus RD, LD, of Hy-Vee stores recommends that you drink half of your weight in ounces every day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz. of water! Stay hydrated!

How Much Exercise is Needed to Burn Calories?

How much exercise is needed to burn calories? We asked Linda Rankin, RD, of Idaho State University to break it down for us.

Stuck in a Food Rut? Check out These Food Trends!

12/11/2014

Are you stuck in a food rut, resorting to the same foods and recipes over and over again? Here are some new ideas using some of the latest food trends from Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD!

Healthy Food Trends

Are you stuck in a food rut, resorting to the same foods and recipes over and over again? Here are some new ideas using some of the latest food trends from Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor!

The Chemistry Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup

12/2/2014

Are you wondering what the differences are between high fructose corn syrup and sugar? Is agave nectar really better for you? What about honey? We took a dive into the chemistry behind HFCS with Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, and Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Do you need some gift ideas? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares some gift ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

The Chemistry Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup

Are you wondering what the differences are between high fructose corn syrup and sugar? Is agave nectar really better for you? What about honey? We took a dive into the chemistry behind HFCS with Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, and Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

How to Make your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy

11/11/2014

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few substitutions, it can be a meal your health will thank you for!

Whose Research Can You Trust?

Studies abound on nutrition and can oftentimes be contradictory. So how do you know when study results can be trusted? Best Food Facts nutrition adviser Carolyn O'Neil went straight to an expert for insight.

J is for Jellies and Jam

Do you know the difference between jelly and jam? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and nutrition advisor for Best Food Facts, went in search of the answer from a canning expert!

Science of Canning

Are you on the preservation bandwagon? Warmer days and flourishing gardens are the perfect pairings for canning methods so you can enjoy the abundance of the season’s freshest produce all year round. Also, try frozen and dehydrated options for great fresh anytime options.

Exploring GMOs

7/11/2014

A complex and controversial, Healthcare Triage explores the topic of GMOs. In this video, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, the Direct of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research in Indianapolis, Indiana, and his team at Healthcare Triage, breakdown the thoughts, theories, and studies behind GMOs.

Tools of Canning

"Pop" can have many meanings. In some areas of the United States, it's a fizzy, sweet carbonated drink. On the radio, "pop" refers to music that's currently popular. But in canning and preserving, the "pop" sound is the best way to determine if a canned food item has perfectly sealed. By simply pushing down on the top of a canning lid post-hot water bath, it's easy to determine if a container is hermetically sealed, meaning that nothing can pass the barrier of the seal.

New Study: Diet Beverages Can Help People Lose Weight

6/4/2014

Drinking diet beverages can help people lose weight. That’s one of the conclusions in a study appearing in the June issue of the Journal of The Obesity Society.

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