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Organic is healthier…but you can still get fat


We like to eat. We especially like indulgent foods – desserts, snacks and tasty treats.

We’d love to believe it’s okay to heap our plates with foods we perceive as “healthy".

In fact, studies have shown time and again that foods perceived as healthy or foods with a health aura drive us — if only subconsciously — to eat more. Foods with "low… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on May 10, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

Michelle Obama to food makers: Make healthier food, now


First Lady Michelle Obama gave some tough love to the food industry last week.

In her remarks at the Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting in Washington D.C. last week Mrs. Obama was tactful, diplomatic and generous with praise… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on March 22, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments

Misleading health claims finally under fire

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Is the health claim party coming to an end?

This past week, the Food and Drug Administration released 17 letters of warning to food manufacturers whose product claims don't adhere to federal labeling rules. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, also sent an… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on March 8, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Quick and Easy Food Label Tips

You know you should be reading food labels, but what’s the point if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Let me give you a few guidelines you can follow to make food labels work for you.

1. Select foods with less SODIUM than the following amounts per serving:

Frozen or packaged dinners – 500 mg

Microwave Popcorn – 350 mg

Desserts & Cookies – 250 mg

Cheese – 200 mg

Chips, Pretzels – 200 mg

Bread, Crackers, Rolls – 140… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on October 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Do you know the difference between an organic and a natural food?

The hottest label claims right now are "organic" and "natural". Do you know the difference?


Organic foods were produced under environmentally friendly conditions with no antibiotics, growth hormones, fertilizers with synthetic ingredients or sewage sledge, pesticides, bioengineering, or ionized radiation.

The label claim "100% Organic" is the highest standard a food can receive and is allowed on single ingredient foods (fruits, vegetables, meat,… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on March 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Are you still using Nutrition Labels?

Having been around since 1994, I have long touted the use of nutrition labels because I think they are one of the most valuable tools needed to determine what’s actually of value at the grocery store. As it was recently pointed out to me (via a discussion with Diana and Amy), the labels aren’t perfect and many people have trouble…


Added by Lisa Newton on August 17, 2008 at 4:51am — No Comments



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