Topic: nutrition labels

Mississippi Lawmakers Worry Over “Organic Agenda,” Fight For Right To Be Unhealthiest State

Mississippi Lawmakers Worry Over "Organic Agenda," Fight For Right To Be Unhealthiest State

Guys, I’m as anti-nanny state as the next red-blooded American. But this. is. just. stupid. It’s the legislative equivalent of the Heart Attack Grill. It’s a defensive, destructive plan from a state that routinely ranks as one of the fattest and unhealthiest in the nation. And it violates the very freedoms it purports to protect. More »

Pizza Restaurants Protests Nutrition Label Requirements, Because It’s Harrrrrrd

Pizza Restaurants Protests Nutrition Label Requirements, Because It's Harrrrrrd

Chain pizza restaurants are banding together to protest the new menu-labeling plan proposed by the FDA, because, they say, it’s hard to post nutrition facts. Because there are “millions” of combinations of pizza toppings that customers can choose, they say it would be too difficult to post nutrition facts for all the options on offer at their restaurants. Or is it the fact that forcing customers to stare down the calorie-count and fat content of their food might hurt business? More »

I Was Orthorexic, And I Didn’t Even Know It

I Was Orthorexic, And I Didnât Even Know It

Sometimes there’s a thin line between healthy and unhealthy behavior. And one day in my early twenties, I realized I’d stepped over it. I suffered from anorexia after college—back then I obsessively monitored food labels to make sure my meals added up to less than 800 calories per day. I’d left that nonsense behind years ago. But there I was standing alone in a Martha’s Vineyard grocery store aisle, agonizing over the nutritional content of various tortilla wraps while my friends breezed by, talking and laughing and loading their communal cart with burgers and chips and macaroni.

Sure, instead of obsessing over calorie and fat content I was carefully examining the ingredient

lists of each brand. But it still felt disturbingly familiar.

Was it? More »

Morning Links: Gluten-Free Coconut French Toast Recipe

Morning Links: Gluten-Free Coconut French Toast Recipe

Don’t be Duped by Labels – Check up on your nutrition smarts with this gallery of the ten most deceptively unhealthy foods. (That’s Fit)

Gluten-Free Coconut French Toast – If you’re feeling uninspired by brunch, this coconut french toast recipe should turn things around. (FitSugar)

Seven Celebs Who Buck Beauty Trends – Runways and magazines put on the pressure with beauty trends, but these celebs do their own thing, and that makes them even prettier to us. (Well + Good NYC) More »

Morning Links: Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled for Salmonella Poisoning

Morning Links: Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled for Salmonella Poisoning

Acupuncture for Menopause – Ancient Chinese medicine to the rescue: Research shows acupuncture can alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. (ScienceDaily)

Peanut Butter Recall – Skippy’s peanut butter has recalled two varieties of its peanut butter for salmonella contamination. Yum. (TIME)

Does Natural Deodorant Really Work – We’d love to stop putting aluminium on top of our glands, but can natural deodorant really keep us fresh as a flower? (Well + Good NYC) More »