What's in Your Juice? The Nutritional Benefits of 100% Juice

Consumers often wonder about the nutritional value of 100% juices and other juices, such as cranberry juice, which are perceived as healthier alternatives to sugary beverages. But are their health claims worth their weight in fruit?

Myths vs Facts about 100% Juice

We know we should all be including more fruits and vegetables in our diet because there is strong evidence that doing so can reduce the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Dietitians often focus on educating consumers about eating the...

Foods That Appear Healthful, But Really Are Not

Food manufacturers often do an excellent job of marketing their products so that consumers believe they offer health benefits that are barely-there, or even non-existent. Are you falling for and eating these “health food impostors”?

The Biggest Loser Controversy

The Biggest Loser has been a source of controversy for some time now. After the first season, participants confessed to resorting to extreme dehydration to lose weight and the winner, Ryan Benson, told The New York Times that he was urinating blood. He also said that he...

Dukan Diet: Why You Should Avoid This Fad Diet

The Dukan diet is a high protein diet for weight loss, developed by a French medical doctor, Pierre Dukan. It was first introduced in 2000, and has gained popularity over recent years from celebrity endorsements, but there is no research-backed evidence that it is an...

The Pros and Cons of Herbalife Shakes

Nutritional shakes, including those marketed for weight loss, have been available for decades. For the most part, their goal is to be a nutritionally-complete, and low-calorie meal replacement. The Herbalife® company, founded in 1980, produces such a powdered shake mix as...

Coconut Oil: The Great Debate

People have avoided coconut oil for years because of its high saturated fat content (85% plus of calories), which is linked with high cholesterol and triglycerides. However, recent studies and articles have argued that not all saturated fat is created equal. The primary...

The Facts and Controversy Surrounding E-cigarettes and Vaping

Do e-cigarettes and vaping really help people to quit smoking? Are they better for your health than smoking traditional cigarettes? According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 2011 and 2012, the proportion of high school students who had tried e-cigarettes...

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