Food is good. Even when it’s really, really bad for us. Usually, especially then. And if you’re trying to stick to the recommended 2,000 calorie diet, particularly at this time of year, you’ll want to think twice before you eat some of these restaurant meals that contain a startling number of calories.
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The Environmental Working Group has rated more than 80,000 products in its new Food Scores app to help you buy the best foods for your body. Check it out.
Who couldn’t stand to lose a few pounds? What if you had a free weight loss app to help you? And using that app also benefitted your local food bank?
The American Farm Bureau Federation recently announced that you can throw a July 4th picnic for less than $6 per person. Not withstanding the food justice problem (the foods on the list are of the lowest quality), I’m thinking this isn’t a very healthy picnic that we are having. The American Farm Bureau Federation (the same […]
Check out this vintage ad claiming that a daily bottle of Coke can help with weight loss!
We live with information overload, but a few online sites dedicated to understanding nutritional value have proven their worth. Get to know Fooducate.
Calories cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, and yet they are vital to life. Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics takes a look at how our understanding of calories has developed over the years and how people today understand them.
The fast food industry is taking on PETA’s attempts to demonize them, and has unleashed a series of documents regarding some unethical behaviors of the nonprofit. A few months ago if you Googled PETA, you probably would’ve been greeted with images of supermodels in cages wearing nothing but body paint, or some controversial billboards shaming overweight children. Now, a PETA search turns up some pretty damning stuff.
Not that long ago, I wrote about the dubious “natural” labeling (aka. greenwash) on Skinnygirl cocktails and how they contain E211, an additive linked to aging and cancer. So I was completely unsurprised to find more mis-truth in advertising surrounding their new line of wine.
You decide to skip those cookies and go for some holiday beverages this season. Sadly, that leads to an inability to snap the button on your pants come January. This is the world of calorie-laden beverages, and here are a few that should be on top of the naughty list.
Have you seen any of the videos from New York’s new anti-soda campaign?
The city is trying to fight obesity by raising awareness about the dangers of sugary drinks through a series of videos and ads around the city.
Agricultural giant Cargill announced that it’s developed a chocolate that has 30% fewer calories than conventional chocolate, but is it healthy?
A recent study discovered that the calories listed by many popular chain restaurants in the United States and in frozen processed meals sold in the grocery stores are understated by 10% to 18%. The study calls into question the accuracy of the calorie amounts that are listed on packages or displayed by fast food chain […]