CBD in Food: Worth the Risk?

If you attended the National Restaurant Association Show back in May (2019), you can attest that CBD has started to take over the food supply. Booth after booth promoted products that were infused with CBD…

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Summertime Clean Eating

Did you know that one in every three Americans is following a specific diet? While low-calorie, low-fat and other traditional restrictive ways of eating will never go away, more lifestyle-focused diets like paleo, keto, and…

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Pick Your Poison: Anti-Caking Agents

With graduation season quickly approaching and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on things you’ve learned from your mother – or even from her mother and her mother’s mother.…

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Pick Your Poison: Preservatives and Additives

Easter is on its way and more than the Easter Bunny might be hopping in for a visit. It’s a time for family, friends, and food. You’ve got your Sunday clothes on, perhaps a nice…

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Pick Your Poison: Artificial Colors

March is here, spring is near, and on the 17th some of us may imbibe in a green beer . . . or two. We’ve all heard of the health risks and even benefits of…

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Pick Your Poison: Natural and Artificial Flavors

As many of the major American holidays have passed, new year's resolutions are occupying our minds rather than visions of sugarplums – or are they? February is here and that means Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Unsaturated Fat

The fat-free craze in America started in the late 1980s when the scientific community started to correlate high-fat diets with heart disease and premature death. Rather than focusing on certain types of fats over others,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Saturated Fat

Is coconut oil the cure for all that ails us? Is the Paleo diet, focused on higher-fat ingredients coming largely from animal sources, the healthiest way to eat? Should full-fat dairy be re-introduced to the…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Sugar

Over the last decade, the major nutrients of concern in most dietary recommendations have shifted to include sugar. Although a large body of evidence relating long-term sugar consumption to health disparities is lacking, sugar has…

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