Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Fast forward to 2015. The title of the latest DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans) reflect that they cover 5 years, not just one. That was a welcome change, as was the recommendation about coffee—you may be glad to know the DGAC concluded that moderate consumption can be part of a healthy diet. Low-calorie sweeteners, especially aspartame,[…]

The Top Foods Contributing To Salt In Our Diet

April 10, 2017  By: Mike Francis To those who live for hamburgers and hot dogs: You’re not going to like this list. Same with you, bagel biters and pepperoni people. But it’s knowledge you should have.  You’re eating a lot of salt. And it’s coming from an assortment of foods that are very common in the[…]

Popcorn: Is It A Good Snack

POPCORN HAS the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you’ll find in one sourdough pretzel. Perhaps that explains the huge increase in demand for bagged pop­corn. According to market research firm Mintel, 54 percent of Americans surveyed in 2016[…]

The Protein Snack You Need After a Workout — Only 47 Calories

When you need a quick post-workout snack, something with protein and carbs, look no further. Made with only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these protein balls couldn’t be easier to whip up. At 47 calories per ball, a three-piece serving is 141 calories and offers 8.1 grams of protein and 24[…]