“If you want people to choose healthier foods, emphasize the positive.” – Cornell University Study Cornell University recently published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics indicating that healthy eating education and policies are most effective when framed in positive terms. In other words, “dos” work better than “don’ts.” The researchers — David R. Just, […]
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We keep hearing about positive cinnamon health benefits. This is good news, BUT… You should know a few things before you increase your intake.
Cilantro. People love it or they hate it. Vehemently. But it’s not their fault. Genetics cause some people to think cilantro tastes like soap. Nerd alert!
More good news on the benefits of whole grains in our diets… According to a large, long-term study: Eat more whole grains, live longer.
A new study conducted by Consumers Union found that the median cost of GMO labeling would be $2.30 per person per year or about $0.06 cents day. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, recently released the findings of a study of the real costs of GMO labeling. The study came […]
Have you ever wondered: What exactly are the coconut water benefits for your health? Well, you’re not alone and the question has been popping up a lot lately. Experts such as Marion Nestle (FoodPolitics) and Michael Moss (New York Times) have both taken a “tough look” at health claims on coconut water in the past few weeks.
A new study looked at common chemicals used in the food industry and found 175 harmful chemicals in food packaging that could be leaching into our food.
A recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. A recent study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk death from cardiovascular disease. The new study is significant because previous studies have linked higher intake of added sugar […]
Want more transparency into your food supply? Take Food & Water Watch’s Foodopoly quiz to see what you know. Then read its new report — Grocery Goliaths.
I did a lot of research on my journey to eat more whole grains. And then I found one stupendous web page that teaches you all you need to know. Read on.
The headline of a Washington Post blog post screamed global food crisis: “This terrifying chart shows we’re not growing enough food to feed the world.” The Global Food Crisis Is Here! OMG! I clicked through right away. I was (somewhat) relieved to see a reasonable post about a recent study in the journal PLOS ONE finding that crop yields haven’t […]
I don’t want to besmirch POM Wonderful, the makers of POM Pomegranate juice. I really don’t. But, the truth is that they are making it very hard. However, a few months ago they were found guilty of making exaggerated (aka. false) advertising claims. Now its seems that POM has been attempting to buy off UCLA […]
JAMA Internal Medicine published a study yesterday linking vegetarian diets to longer life. Among over 70,000 study participants, vegetarian habits reportedly reduced mortality risk by 12% overall, with even more dramatic risk reduction (28%) reported for vegan men. Plant-eaters, rejoice! … and meat-eaters, let’s talk about tempeh.