Since the dawn of the 1950s, the war on sugar has left more confused than enlightened as the FDA approved the use of saccharin as the first artificial sweetener. After 65 years of evolving science, one might think a clear answer would emerge. But even the recent New York Times article has the pot stirring with … Continue reading Sugar or artificial sweetener? Pick your poison
Understanding dietary fats and their role in our diet can be intimidating. It can seem that one day we’re told that fats are good for you, then the following day, they aren’t. What are the real facts about fats in your diet? To start, fats are simply one nutrient that provides calories in our daily … Continue reading What’s the “skinny” on fats in your diet?
A little sugar never hurt anyone, right? Research is suggesting otherwise as added sugar accumulating in the American diet at an alarming rate. More studies are finding that added sugar is being linked to chronic diseases, diabetes and obesity; there is a major cause for concern. What is sugar? Sugar can be natural or processed, … Continue reading Sugar: The Not So Sweet Truth
This time of year warmer weather brings our taste buds a variety of in-season produce to liven up our plates. As we all look to squeeze more out of our budgets, one of the best kept secrets for fresh produce at reasonable prices is your local farmer’s market. Unsure where your nearest farmer’s market is? Try … Continue reading Smart Shopping at the Farmer’s Market