Category Archives: Food / Groceries

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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Kids Are Tweeting #ThanksMichelleObama Showing Their School Lunch Pictures

In a world where we, as Americans, are constantly engaged in the struggle to decrease obesity and to try to get kids to eat healthier, it would seem that the First Lady is well within her means to effect that … Continue reading

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Nestle Says It Wants to Create Liquid Exercise in a Bottle

Raise your hand if you want all the benefits of exercise without actually having to exercise. Well, it won’t work exactly like that, but Nestle says it’s close to a break-through that can somewhat grant this wish. Now don’t start … Continue reading

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The Way We Grow Crops May Be a Major Cause of Global Warming

While the science is clear that climate change is real and humans are part of the cause, how exactly are we causing it? Most of the focus has been on the amount of fossil fuels we burn, but a new … Continue reading

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A Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Necessarily a Healthy Diet

If you don’t need to be on a gluten free diet, are there health benefits to a gluten free diet? Researchers assert that only seven percent of the population need to be on a gluten free diet for some health … Continue reading

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