Is the sugar industry lying to us? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:55 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS(NOTE: podcast by Donna P Feldman MS RDN) This has been a bad year for the sugar industry. Last September, the New York Times released an article blaming the the Sugar Association for paying off researchers in the 1960’s […]

Someone sure likes coffee creamer

Adventures in food absurdity We were about to head for the grocery check out, when I realized I’d forgotten tofu.  We walked over to the tofu display of our enormous major grocery store located in what is probably the most health-obsessed county in the USA.  My better half, who doesn’t do much grocery shopping, marveled […]

Sugar hysteria week

Whew, it’s been a rough week for sugar. Over the past few days, a digital tidal wave of sugar-phobic news swept through the internet.  Here are just a few of the key pieces: WHO says the world is eating too much sugar. Everyone advised to “slash” sugar intake to just 6-12 teaspoons per day.  Why? […]

Special K® hijacks health halo

Special K® cereal may be the original diet food.  It was created by the Kellogg Company in the 1950’s, and is described as “the first high-protein breakfast cereal ever offered to consumers.”  At the time, 6 grams of (plant) protein per bowl of cereal probably sounded impressive, but Special K® was marketed as a diet food.  Interestingly, […]

Breakfast on the Go

Breakfast dilemmas: Consumer surveys claim few people skip breakfast Mornings are rushed. Many people eat breakfast while commuting or at their desks. What to do? Find a breakfast that is portable and not messy, while also tasting good. One Solution? Breakfast on the Go. Well, that’s what Diamond Foods would like you to think.  Breakfast […]

Product review: almond milk

Soy milk is so last year.  According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, almond milk accounts for 55% of alternative milk sales.  Soy milk is fading; sales of soy milk are predicted to fall over 10% this year alone. Soy milk was at least close to cow’s milk in nutrition.  What about almond milk?  It’s […]

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