The 12 Lattes of December

Just when I thought lattes couldn’t get any weirder…. Starbucks is now selling Chestnut Praline Lattes.  Pumpkin Spice lattes are so yesterday.  Coffee shops are falling all over themselves to entice customers with new taste sensations.  Now you can choose from peppermint, gingerbread, cinnamon, sugar cookie, eggnog, brown sugar shortbread and chestnut.  The chestnut one […]

Healthify your PSL

“But pumpkin spice lattes have soooo many calories…” and other Starbucks statements It’s officially PSL season! For those of you who don’t know what that means, it’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Time to bust out your fall boots and sweaters and frolic around in the leaves! I grew up watching my parents each drink about […]

Stop counting calories!

Calories are getting in the way of eating a healthy diet We’re so obsessed with calorie counting that plenty of people now believe “low calorie” means healthy.  By that line of reasoning, diet soft drinks, fake fat salad dressings and low calorie Cool Whip are healthy.  You could create an entire diet of fake foods, engineered […]

Craft beer and bar food calories

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Craft-Beer-and-bar-food.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:07 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHigher alcohol beers are packing calories. The Walk Talk Nutrition RD team visits a microbrewery.   Sometimes being a nutrition professional is hard work.  High alcohol craft beer can be high calorie, and we felt like someone just had to […]

10 nutrition trends for 2015

My predictions for the food, diet and nutrition trends that will make headlines in 2015: Fad diets will continue to be a source of comic relief or endless annoyance to nutrition experts everywhere. Sensationalism, magical thinking and “sciency” explanations are all it takes to sell diet books and products. If you doubt me, consider these […]

Death knell for artificial sweeteners?

Probably not, but new study raises new doubts I’m no fan of artificial sweeteners, but my objection is more philosophical than metabolic.  I think they teach a terrible lesson: that everything you eat or drink should be super-sweet, but without any caloric consequences.  Super saturated sweet tastes dull your taste buds to the subtle natural […]

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