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Has there ever been a taste that you enjoyed, but couldn’t quite explain? Perhaps you are noticing what has been coined as the fifth taste, “umami”; a taste attributed to foods containing glutamate, an amino acid that is one of the building blocks of protein. Think about a bowl of hot pasta with...
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Round bellies, jiggling thighs, world-class athletes. Sounds out of place? You may have seen the seventh edition of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. If you haven’t, check it out. It is a unique issue that spotlights a variety of athletes’ bodies without their uniforms. Each athlete, at the top of...
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Science is about focused, objective analysis, independent questions, and nuanced answers. So when science steps out of the lab and into the public dialogue, it can be heartbreaking when it morphs into the opposite: a disorderly swarm of bias, groupthink, and black-and-white assumptions. In science...
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You’ve probably heard that protein is good for you but there’s more to the protein story than that. For young women, it’s important to make sure you are getting enough protein from all the different sources in the right amounts and many of us may be missing the mark. Let’s face it- our daily lives...
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I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble matching their supply of pork with customer demand because of their marketing promises about "integrity...
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One of the largest food recalls in recent history is currently underway.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Barber Foods has recalled approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with...
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When I was 43 years old, I started running as a midlife “experiment.” I ran seven 5K races that summer. That led to a few 10Ks and a 15K over the next couple of years. Finally, I completed a sprint triathlon right before my 46th birthday.  Despite all of that, I don’t really feel like an athlete. I...
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We hear about fad diets everywhere. Morning shows, celebrity books, overly enthusiastic extended family members. Lately, it seems like we've been completely inundated with scientifically suspect weight-loss cures. But, believe it or not, these crazy fad diets are nothing new. Take a look at this...
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You finally did it! You’ve got a date scheduled. Look at you! What is your activity of choice? A summer picnic in the park. Now you just have to prepare and pack some delicious food. The only problem is… Never fear. We’ve got your back. Here are some tips to help you fix a nutritious (and...
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Thank you, Ariana Grande, stalwart guardian of the food supply, exposer of foods left … exposed. Your courageous actions highlighted an egregious food safety faux pas. If it weren't for your vigilante food safety justice, that doughnut shop may have continued to leave its doughnuts uncovered,...
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How much money you make could influence how you buy and think about food. See what the latest consumer research says for income differences in how we feel about processed foods, what we look for on food labels, what we'd do with a bigger budget, and what food we avoid.  The Pocketbook & the...
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Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our series, "Better Know a Nutrition Expert," we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've got the very best information in food safety and...
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You can balance diabetes and a sweet tooth. Find out how low-calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool:     Learn more: Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners War on Food Science: Part 3 – Low-Calorie Sweetener (from the FACTS Network) Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners by the Nation’s “Biggest Losers”
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(Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States National Day” at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015...
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Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true. If you’re like me, you tend to drink more beverages as the weather warms up. It makes sense as you spend more...

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