Take It In

Dine out healthfully, it’s not an oxymoron

Dining out doesn’t have to mean filling out an extra pant or skirt size. Globally, two-thirds of people now seek healthy options on menus when eating in a restaurant. This…

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Excess sodium, a hidden culprit

Salt recently made the news when the U.S.’s National Restaurant Association (NRA) took on New York over the city Board of Health decision to require restaurant chains with 15 units…

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Trim calories, not taste, from festive holiday fare

’Tis the season to be over-eating during the holidays. However, there are some simple ways to trim your plate. One is to use a smaller plate for holiday meals. Second…

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It takes two to boost your nutrient absorption

It’s not always what you eat, but what you eat with it that can maximize your nutrient absorption from foods. Several studies show the many ways in which food-food combinations…

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Perfect solutions to imperfect produce are to blend, cut, mash

The phrase “it’s what’s inside that counts” certainly applies to fruits and vegetables. Yet, since we eat with our eyes, it’s the picture perfect produce that grower’s ship, retailers stock…

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Air bubbles, gut bacteria can be managed to curb intestinal gas

Barn burner. Cut the cheese. Thunder from down under. These are just a few of the 150 phrases to describe intestinal gas, according to Dan DiSorbo and Ben Applebaum, authors…

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What’s it mean? The truth about food labels

Is that popcorn you’re eating labelled “lite” because it has fewer calories or because it’s lighter in color or texture than its counterparts on the shelf? Actually, according to current…

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It’s not what you eat that piles on pounds – it’s what you drink

Around dinner time one night, a friend brags that he hasn’t eaten anything all day. He says it as if it were something to be proud of, like a badge…

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Try macro benefits to micro version of young vegetables

Tiny microgreens are a huge trend. In fact, almost half (48 percent) of the nearly 1,300 American Culinary Federation chefs questioned by the National Restaurant Association for its annual “What’s…

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The power of protein lies not in eating too much, but just the right amount

There is something about meat that has satisfied our cravings since caveman days. Today, these protein-rich foods are still at the center of our plates. In fact, locally sourced meats…

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