Posts filed under: What Does the Research Say?

CAN COCOA & CHOCOLATE HELP METABOLIC SYNDROME?

 Cocoa flavanols – those phenom compounds in cocoa that seem to have great health benefits, such as improving blood flow...

IT’S HOT OUT THERE! ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH WATER?

It’s summer, the hottest time of year, and everywhere you turn you’re hearing about the importance of drinking enough water...

BEEF EARNS ITS PLACE AT THE WEIGHT LOSS TABLE

A solid clinical study by a well-respected team, just published in the July issue of Obesity Science and Practice, showed...

FRUITS & VEGGIES & PESTICIDES, OH MY!

As a kid I waited impatiently for summer. The main reason? The huge variety of fruits.  People think I love...

PROCESSING THOUGHTS ABOUT “PROCESSED FOOD”

You can’t hear any conversation about food these days without hearing about “processed foods”.  Nutrition experts, medical experts, and those...

CHOCOLATE ON VALENTINE’S DAY? NO, EVERY DAY!

A National Confectioners Association survey recently revealed that 94% of Americans reported wanting chocolate on Valentine’s Day.  I didn’t participate...

IS BUTTER BACK? NO, BUT FULL-FAT DAIRY IS!

Do you shy away from drinking milk and yogurt because you don’t like the low-fat/fat-free stuff but also avoid cheese...

ARE YOU & YOUR KIDS “BACKLOADING” PROTEIN?

You’ve heard about protein, you know it’s important for building muscle, and you know meat, poultry and fish have a...

Searching for Consensus on “Healthy” Foods

Whenever I read an article that starts out, “Nutritionists say…” or “Nutritionists believe…” I have to wince a bit.  Get...