Food makes up the largest portion of solid waste found in US landfills. In a recent study researches focused on the nutritional value of food we routinely throw away. Americans are not getting enough fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, C, D, and E while at the same time throwing away tons of good food … Read More

As the world’s population gets heavier there is concern about the burden this will have on health care costs as well as the wellbeing and the quality of life for those who weigh too much. Some research results have suggested a heavy but healthy scenario known as the obesity paradox. This idea suggests that it … Read More

Processed foods high in calories, sugar, sodium and saturated fat are often blamed for why Americans are overweight and at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recently published a review of the top selling processed foods between 2009 and 2015. What they found is encouraging. They … Read More

Food likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Food trends begin and evolve – some stick around and others fizzle out. Food trend specialists categorize what is trending into four distinct stages – discovery, introduction, adoption and if a trend lasts, mainstream. What do these trend experts predict for 2018? In the discovery stage, we are … Read More

No, that isn’t a typo. Veggans are those who follow a vegan diet, free of all animal products, but they have decided to eat eggs. The trend seems to have started in England but has jumped across the pond with more vegans becoming veggan. Some add eggs because they simply like them, others are looking for an excellent … Read More

Not too long ago, indulgence and low carb were the hottest trends to hit supermarket shelves. Now, all those labels touting net carbs are gone, and few indulgent choices are urging you to live for the moment. Watch words on labels today are: less sugar, high fiber, fortified with, and most important, convenient. Manufacturers are … Read More

There are energy bars, power bars, protein bars, diet bars, meal replacement bars – Expensive? Delicious? Nutritious? Good for you? (Oct. 2003) Good nutrition coated in chocolate — who could resist? Not many of us. Just look at all the nutrition bars in the drugstore, supermarket, health food store, gym or vending machines. Low carb, … Read More