It seems like everything you eat these days is bad for you. First, eggs are part of a balanced breakfast. Then, they are filled with cholesterol, back away slowly. Next, you're allowed to eat the whites for lean protein but make sure you take out the yolks , that was where all that nasty cholesterol was hiding. Whew. And it goes like this for so many foods. Luckily our understanding of how different foods affect the body grows daily.... Read More
In the old days, peanut butter was made by simply grinding peanuts and perhaps adding a dash of salt. The only problem with this approach is that the natural oils in the fresh ground peanuts separated and formed a pool of peanut oil on top that had to be stirred before first use.
When hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated (trans-fatty) oils became more widely used by the food industry, manufacturers began adding these... Read More
If you think that certain phrases on the labels of foods mean they're healthy choices, think again. Get down with the lingo before buying something that looks like it's a boon to your health. Don't think it's all good if you see the words "all natural" - after all, saturated fat is "natural;" that doesn't mean it's good for you. Many "all-natural" foods still can be high in fat, sugar and sodium, so don't be fooled. ... Read More