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Potassium

Want to hear a joke about potassium? K! I can feel the eye-rolling all the way from Colorado (for those of you without a chemistry background, the symbol for potassium on the Periodic Table of Elements is “K,” easily lending itself to corny jokes). Potassium is an element that serves several very important roles in […]

nutrition spotlight cholesterol

For years, leading professionals in the food industry have deemed cholesterol as a nutrient of concern due to studies linking it to negative health effects. Many editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have urged the population to limit the intake of cholesterol in an effort to reduce the risk of heart disease, congested arteries, […]

Trimming the Fat

By Claire Willis, Director of Culinary Nutritionists  In June, the Food and Drug Administration banned artificial trans fat from foods by no longer classifying them as “generally recognized as safe.” This is a term given to ingredients that have been pre-approved by the FDA and can be used quite freely in food production. Once the ban officially […]