True-to-life, science-based nutrition information that helps people enjoy eating for good health!

Monthly Archives: February 2015

27 02, 2015

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

By |2015-02-27T17:48:54-04:00February 27th, 2015|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in "Chapter 6" of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Luckily, the Dietary Guidelines [...]

25 02, 2015

How Bad Headlines Can Hide Good News

By |2015-02-25T14:57:57-04:00February 25th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Sensational headlines rule the press, always have. Many journalists sprint to their keyboards with the latest science report or medical press release, without speaking to any experts about it, or even reading the full reports. And other times, there's just a bad headline that goes viral, sometimes misleading [...]

17 02, 2015

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

By |2015-02-17T17:29:17-04:00February 17th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The upcoming US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (currently under review for release of the 2015 version) are eliminating the guideline to limit dietary cholesterol. Interestingly, most dietitians have never focused on this guideline, so this is not news to us. Photo courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition [...]