Posts filed under: Facts vs Junk

News Flash: POTATOES ARE OK AGAIN!

The poor potato has been playing defense for years now.  I speak of “white potatoes”, the poor stepchild of sweet...

“Clean Eating” and “Clean Labels” — What’s The Deal?

“Clean food is healthier.” “Only eat foods with ingredients you can pronounce.” “Only buy foods with clean labels.”  Sound confusing...

So What ARE “Heirloom” Fruits & Vegetables?

COVID-19 has skyrocketed the interest in home gardening, especially growing their own fruits and vegetables.  Demand for seeds has more...

Diet Or Exercise: What Matters More For Weight Loss?

“Exercise doesn’t matter. You just have to eat less”  “Diet doesn’t matter much, as long as you exercise.” A new...

Resolutions? OUT! Habits Are The New Black

New Year’s resolutions?  Ho-hum.  According to a new study, most New Year’s resolutions, at least those related to eating and...

Feeding Your Immune System Takes Guts! How’s Yours?

One nutrition trend that peaked everyone’s interest in 2020 was “immune-boosting foods”. Understandable, too, with COVID-19 keeping the entire world...

Know MSG & You’ll Never “No MSG”!

NOTE: I’ve partnered with The Glutamate Association for many years, but this post is strictly my own – all based...

Post-Halloween! Where to Cut Back on Sugar – And Where NOT To!

Every diet, whether faddish or sensible, recommends cutting back on sugar.  Even if your weight is fine, sugar reduction is...

A REALLY Plant-Based Meal — With Beef!

When people tell me “I don’t eat meat, I’m plant-based,” the implication is that plant-based diets can’t include meat, poultry,...

More Than Ever, We Need “Polypills” & “Activity Snacks”

Even “BC” (before COVID), much of the world was pretty sedentary, and our new “pandemic lifestyles” haven’t helped. Now a...