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THE SKINNY ON FAT

Despite common perception, fats are actually essential to a well-balanced diet and aid in the absorption of important fat-soluble vitamins to contribute to our overall well-being. Take it from the new generation of Millennials and Gen Z’s that have a fresh opinion on fats. According to recent research, they view most types of fats not only as permissible, but as offering positive health benefits. This generation has not been influenced by the low-fat crazes of the 1990s and 2000s, so…

Pasta Alternatives: NEW WAVE NOODLES

Not Your Grandma’s Pasta   As the mother of two ongoing-concerns, the weekly struggle for nutritional value on our dinner plates is real. Similar to most parents, a quick and healthy meal solution in our house is a miscellaneous hidden-veggie sauce tossed with pasta. However, consider this: is it possible to up the nutritional-ante by using a healthier pasta option with your veggie sauce? The answer is yes; thanks to a culinary evolution in the pasta category this possibility is now…

SUPER FOODS

SUPER FOODS As consumers gain a greater understanding of the importance of a nutrient-rich diet to overall health, superfoods, such as acai, chia seeds, pomegranate and kale, have become the darlings of the packaged foods world, generating widespread consumer interest, with a plethora of products touting their health benefits and creating a multi-billion dollar industry. While the fortunes of some of the foods are relatively short-lived, a group of up-and-coming superfoods seem to have the makings of a long-term powerhouse…