When it comes to organic foods, we often tend to hear most about the benefits they may provide to our personal health. But it is important to understand other reasons why it is important to support organic agriculture – reasons that go beyond our plates.
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It is no secret that the food industry is a master of deceptive marketing. Its liberty with the term “natural” (largely due to the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to come up with a strict definition) has been covered extensively, as have countless examples of “healthwashing” that try to pass off highly processed and minimally nutritious offerings as wholesome. This time, I want to bring your attention to the many ways in which Big Food likes to concoct a false […]
A few weeks ago, Andy Bellatti created Dietitians for Professional Integrity, advocating for greater financial transparency as well as ethical, socially responsible, and relevant corporate sponsorships within the Academy. Here’s why.
There is no doubt eating unprocessed does wonders for our health. Ingredients, however, are not the only things we should focus on in our quest to eat better. An overhaul of our food choices also requires that we consider their environmental and human impact.
Some oils are very healthy, others not so much — and for different reasons. How do you know what’s really important when choosing a cooking oil? And how do you keep track of them all? Why, with this Cooking Oil Comparison Chart, of course!
Stevia is a perennial shrub with sweet-tasting leaves that has been consumed by native populations in Paraguay for centuries. In that sense, true Stevia has a lot in common with honey or maple syrup – it is a minimally processed sweetener.