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The Nutrition of English Muffins

There is nothing better for breakfast in the morning than good old English muffins, but how healthy are these items for you? Here's the truth behind ...

Low Calorie Substitutions for High Calorie Cravings: Eat This, Not That!

We've all been there. You know what I'm talking about -- those days when the only appetizing meal is the Double Double from In-n-Out or the ...

The Nutrition of Egg Salad

Summer season is here in full force. You know what that means? BBQ's galore! I love a good BBQ just as much as the next person, ...

The Nutrition of Peanut Butter

Did you know that it takes roughly 520 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter? Or that the peanut industry contributes over $4 billion dollars each ...

The Nutrition of Whole Wheat Pasta

For the average person, a healthy diet should be 45-65% carbohydrates. For many people, pasta is a carbohydrate favorite. As with all carbohydrates in your diet, ...

Liquid Sweeteners: A Comparison

With so many different "natural" sweetening agents available today, it's easy to get confused about where each one comes from, its nutritional content, and culinary ways ...

Vegetarian Substitutes for Fish

While vegetarians have a variety of options to choose from to replace chicken, pork and beef, finding an alternative for fish that has a palatable taste ...

How To Gain Weight For The Naturally Thin

While many Americans are trying to shed pounds, some people who are naturally thin strive to gain weight. Though weight gain may seem like an easy ...

Common Vegan Diet Deficiencies & Prevention Tips

According to a Harris Interactive study, about 8 million people in the United States identify themselves as following a vegan diet: a diet that is based on ...

Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk

Whether you choose cow or goat milk is often a matter of preference, because these two milks are similar in nutrition content and both may provide ...

Food Safety: How Long Can You Leave Food in the Fridge?

The amount of time you can leave food in the fridge depends on the food -- and the food's expiration date. Some foods can be left ...

Food Myths Debunked: You Should Always Remove Chicken Skin Before Eating

While removing the skin of your chicken before eating it may have some advantages, it isn't always necessary. Eating chicken skin does add extra calories to ...

Food Myths Debunked: All Saturated Fats Raise Blood Cholesterol

Saturated fats, they have been seen as the number one culprit for raising blood cholesterol for so long that few have dared to question this theory.

Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad Carbohydrates: How to Tell the Difference

Various low carbohydrates diets have been popular since the 1970s, yet medical facilities like the Mayo Clinic state that certain carbohydrates are essential to a healthy ...

Food Myths Debunked: If You Eat After 8 P.M. You Will Gain Weight

Eating after 8 p.m. doesn't mean you'll gain weight. Your total calorie intake and expenditure matter most when it comes to healthy weight management. However, limiting ...

Frozen Fish Sticks: Are They a Smart Snack Choice?

Pros and cons exist for choosing frozen fish sticks as a snack. Fish and seafood do contain a variety of essential nutrients. However, many types of ...

Food Myths Debunked: Honey Is Better Than White Sugar Because It Is Natural

It's no secret that white sugar is a food you should consume sparingly, but is honey a healthier sweet option? Honey may be less refined and ...

Healthy Breakfast: Bacon vs. Sausage

While bacon and sausage are both a source of protein (a key component of any healthy breakfast), these two foods are generally not considered healthy. However, ...

Food Myths Debunked: Adding Salt to Boiling Water Adds Sodium to the Food

There are very few ingredients in your pantry that will serve the myriad of functions that salt fulfills. Typically, we use salt to enhance the flavors ...

Food Myths: Added Sugar Is Always Bad for You

Sugar has a bad reputation in the dieting world because an excess of sucrose can lead to many health problems, including diabetes, dental decay and hyperglycemia.

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