In the past couple weeks, we’ve learned that toilet liners and food labels are full of lies. And now, Science is coming for your precious probiotics. But don’t necessarily go blaming these bacteria; the main problem is with advertisers misusing them. The thing is, studying probiotics is a complicated process, and right now what we don’t know about them outweighs what we do. More
If you thought your commitment to making healthier food choices was going to help you live a long and happy life, THINK AGAIN, IDIOT. In really unfortunate news, several food items from across the United States have been recalled this … More
After some Food and Drug Administration pressure and reports made by customers who fell ill after consuming John Stamos’ beloved greek yogurt, Greek yogurt giant, Chobani, is recalling some of their yogurt cups. More
Though the name makes them sound like foods that wear a capes and save metropolises from mayhem, they’re actually just normal foods. More
Not all popsicles need to contain gobs of sugar, artificial flavors and color additives! Try one of these healthier homemade alternatives. More
A new brand of greek yogurt for men boasts a manly, jerky-packaging-like container and a formula “specifically suited to address the unique health and nutrition needs” of dudes. Ugh.
Swayed by the site of yogurt raisins and the word ‘probiotic,’ I grabbed a bag of probiotic trail mix on my way to the Walgreen’s checkout yesterday. I know that fortified versions of high-sugar or fat foods like chocolate, trail mix, snack bars are a silly, nutritiously ineffective way to get vitamins, minerals, fish oil or probiotic bacteria. But even though I write about this kind of stuff all the time on here, I found myself thinking the probiotic trail mix couldn’t be that bad, and might even have a small health benefit. More
A couple weeks ago we heard how supplements of the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics could help lower cholesterol. Now, a small studyÂ touts the power of probiotics to promote fat loss — especially loss of the extra dangerous and dreaded ‘belly fat‘ — byÂ interfering with our body’s absorption of fat calories. More
There’s a scandal afoot in the world of Greek yogurt. That’s right, your favorite tasty, protein-laden morning meal is at the center of a new debate about a new “high-tech” shortcut that allows manufacturers to get that thick, creamy quality of Greek yogurt without having to use traditional methods or ingredients. More
When you write about health, friends (who assume you know what you’re talking about) come out of the woodwork with some interesting questions. One that’s come up on multiple occasions, from several friends, is: Is dipping tampons in yogurt a safe way to treat yeast infections? Mostly, this question is popular amongst ladies who like to a) save money and b) keep things natural down there. (Monistat is not only expensive, but it’s also full of chemicals that will beâ€“excuse my Frenchâ€“all up in your vagina for a long time.) More
I always thought I was doing a healthy thing by eating yogurtâ€”after all, it’s loaded with protein and calcium. Until one day when I turned the container around and examined the label. “Oh my God!”, I yelled. “There is SO much sugar in here!” Horrified, I tossed it out and went on a quest to find a less-sugary but still tasty yogurt.
The takeaways from Harvard’s mega-study on the best and worst foods for weight-loss may not be groundbreaking, but I think that’s kind of the pointâ€”the study measured small lifestyle and diet changes (the kind we could all easily make) and the kind of impact these they have in the long-term.
Yes, we all know potato chips aren’t exactly apples. But I am kind of surprised to find out that they’re the food most corresponded with weight gain. Is this because potato chips are independently extra bad for you, or because of the associations between potato chips and a certain kind of diet or lifestyle? We don’t know. But I still might think twice next time I’m about to eat some. More
There’s a lot of advertising out there that walks a fine line between providing “aspirational” messages for women and completely crushing our self-esteem: That’s not news to anyone who’s watched television, driven down a street with billboards, or cracked open a magazine (or even just caught a glimpse at its covers) in recent years. But according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Yoplait crossed the line with an ad that suggests women could lose weight by trading dessert for their low-fat yogurts, which they say could act as a trigger for women with eating disorders. More