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Aspartame

Aspartame

Aspartame  is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today.  It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal.  It is in more than 6,000 consumer foods... Continue Reading

Farmed Fish

Farmed Fish

We all have heard that eating fish is a healthy option.  However, that is not completely true.  The important factor is where your fish comes from.  There is big difference... Continue Reading

Table Salt

Table Salt

Even if you don’t shake salt on your food there is a good chance you are eating too much of it.  Most of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed... Continue Reading

Popcorn

Popcorn

Popcorn has been around for thousands of years.  During the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5-10 cents a bag, and it became popular.  While other businesses failed, the... Continue Reading

Canola Oil

Canola oil is widely promoted as the “healthiest salad and cooking oil available to consumers.” However, this information is rather flawed, as canola oil and similar highly processed cooking oils have... Continue Reading

Granola

Granola

  If you had a big bowl of granola for breakfast this morning you might be congratulating yourself for a solid nutrition choice.  Unfortunately, granola has received a reputation that... Continue Reading

Diet Soda

Diet Soda

The word “diet” is a word that is very deceiving and often used for marketing purposes.  You might think diet soda is more health-conscious because it has 140 less calories,... Continue Reading

Salad Dressings

Salad Dressings

Often times you have a salad while trying to watch your figure.  What if you are watching what goes into your salad, using “light,” “low-fat” or “fat-free” dressings and the... Continue Reading

Yogurt

Yogurt

Due to decades of smart marketing we have been conditioned to believe that all yogurts are healthy.  We are often misled by labels of “100 calories,” “Low Fat,” and many... Continue Reading