Category Archives: Food / Groceries

A Glass of Red Wine May Help You Burn Fat

So many of us are looking to lose weight this year. We’ve purchased the gym memberships, the new gym clothes and running shoes. But beware, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic told the Huffington … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Super Bowl Commercial Lets Customers Pay with Lovin Instead of Money

In recent years, McDonald’s has struggled to stay relevant and profitable as consumer tastes have changed and “fundamental shifts” have occurred in the restaurant business. In response to these challenges, this week, McDonald’s forced former CEO Don Thompson to resign … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones May Have a Major Impact on US Food Supply and Lower Prices

We are all quite accustomed to hearing about drones in the context of military and police activities. Drones or technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a type of aircraft without a human pilot and have indeed been traditionally deployed for … Continue reading

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Study Says Pregnant Women Eating Ocean Fish Can Be More Beneficial than Harmful

For years, women have been told to avoid eating ocean fish during pregnancy over fears of mercury contamination. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on Jan. 21 has provided evidence that the benefits … Continue reading

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Study Says Kids Eating Pizza Is One Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity

In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama started her Let’s Move! Campaign to combat child obesity. As discussed in the October 7, 2014, issue of The New York Times Magazine, the average weight of American children has been increasing since the … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak Linked to California Bidart Bros. Apple Supplier

Listeriosis, a bacterial infection often caused by ingesting food contaminated by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, is a serious condition with a mortality rate of approximately 20 percent. Its two most common clinical manifestations are sepsis and meningitis, and the disease … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy Alcohol at Costco without a Membership?

This is a question that comes up from time to time when talking about Costco. There has been more than one occasion when people have asked me, “Can I buy alcohol at Costco without a membership?” The answer to this … Continue reading

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The Best 2015 Diet is the DASH Diet for the Fifth Straight Year

With the beginning of the New Year, one of the top resolutions on many people’s lists is losing weight and getting healthier. For those who are looking for the healthiest diet out there (as opposed to the one which will … Continue reading

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Is Costco Worth It?

There are a lot of people who ask the question, “Is a Costco membership is worth the price?” As you might expect, the answer depends tremendously on your particular situation and how you spend your money. For some people, it’s … Continue reading

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SMAP May Revolutionize Farming and Save Consumers Money

It’s not surprising that NASA has found a way to create technology previously unheard of. The robotic rovers Opportunity and Spirit were created to traverse Mars, while other sophisticated equipment and materials were previously developed in order to send astronauts … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Pins Hopes on “Lovin” Ad Campaign to Raise Declining Sales

McDonald’s corporation investors are among those who desperately hope this year proves quite different from the last. Throughout 2014, McDonald’s reported sharp, monthly declines, but in November it “posted its steepest monthly decline in U.S. same-store sales in more than … Continue reading

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Eggs Will Cost More as New Chicken Cage Law Goes into Effect New Year’s Day

There are many things you are likely looking forward to and prepare for in the New Year. Higher egg prices, however, is something you might not have anticipated. But if this news proves bothersome (the price of meat has already … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Skip Breakfast: It Doesn’t Make a Difference to Weight Loss

For years, everyone from nutritionists and schoolteachers, to parents and doctors have praised the value of a good breakfast for overall nutrition, weight loss and a happier life. This belief has driven free breakfast programs in schools for kids who … Continue reading

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Low Glycemic Diet Not Important Unless You’re Diabetic

It has been out there for years – the glycemic index. We’ve been told the glycemic index is important, but how important is it in reality? We’re told we should keep an eye on it because it affects the blood … Continue reading

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Compound Makes You Feel Full So You Eat Less

With the recent studies from Nestle on a weight loss “miracle drink,” it should come as no surprise that other studies have been in the works. The most recent one comes from the UK. This study may have found a … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Truffle Becomes Most Expensive Selling for $61,250

No matter how much you paid for your last meal, even if you thought it was outrageously expensive, you can console yourself in knowing it wasn’t as much as it could have been. If you aren’t convinced, just ask yourself, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Mediterranean Diet Could Slow Aging

Health scientists are always trying to explore how the Mediterranean diet may or may not aid our health. A new study published on December 2nd from Harvard Medical School has shown the Mediterranean diet can contribute to longevity. This after … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules Including Movie Popcorn

Do most people know how many calories they consume? It’s estimated Americans consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, but most people don’t know how many calories are in the food they eat at restaurants. That’s about to change. The US … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do Americans Eat on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a great time of year – friends, family and food…and calories. While we all tend to eat a little more during the holiday season, have you ever wondered exactly how many calories you may be eating as you … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner Printable Shopping List

If you haven’t already finished your Thanksgiving shopping, waiting for great deals might be high on your list. With all the possible choices and places to shop, it may be confusing and difficult to decide where to find the best … Continue reading

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