Millions of people around the world routinely use artificial sweeteners and drink beverages sweetened by them. A new study from Australia attempted to understand what happens in the brain when we eat or drink sweet foods that have no calories. The study was done on animals but the results may provide hints about how artificial sweeteners … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Olives and cheese go hand-in-hand and these brands are all worth a try. Gaea was founded to promote the benefits of the Mediterranean diet by producing products based on olives and … Read More

The newest evidence is showing that as we get older we may need more protein than younger adults to conserve muscles and prevent age-related declines in health and physical functioning. Your body is in a constant state of building and repair. Protein is the most important element to get the work done. In the past … Read More

We enjoy reading books about food.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up. See what you think. Lonely Planet under its imprint Lonely Planet Food has just released Food Trails — Plan 52 Perfect Weekends In The World’s Tastiest Destinations. This is a culinary adventure for all armchair travelers or an intriguing group of recommendations … Read More

Many parents and school districts have decided that chocolate milk is not a good choice for kids. Milk is the single largest contributor of calcium in the diet of kids in the US and many children, most particularly teenage girls, fall far short of their needed calcium intake each day. Flavored milk – chocolate, vanilla or … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Since we first looked at Crispy Green the company has enlarged its offering of freeze-dried fruit snacks. Freeze drying involves a cold freezing, vacuum system that removes moisture from the fruit but … Read More

  Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have once again disproven the widely accepted notion that it is OK to quickly scoop up food fallen on the floor and eat it safely. This is often referred to as the 5-second rule. If a food only stays on the floor a few seconds, that timeframe is … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Nonni’s has just expanded its THINaddictives biscotti line to include 3 varieties with dark chocolate. Each box contains 7 packs each with 2 biscotti. This is perfect for on-the-go snacking and … Read More

    Eating carrots and healthy eyes are the usual connections for this popular vegetable but this nutrient-rich, colorful food can play a role in preventing cancer, too. Low in calories – a half-cup serving has only 24 calories. Overweight and obesity has been connected with 11 different cancers.   Loaded with nutrients – a … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. With all the milk substitutes on the market we were not sure what to expect from Banana Wave Bananamilk. We were pleasantly surprised at the mildly sweet taste, slightly thick smooth consistency, … Read More