The Year in Food

In this year of reckonings- on politics, gender, race, social media, immigration- food issues can easily recede into the background.  However, food touches on all aspects of our lives, playing an integral role not only in health and the economy but also in the quality of our lives and how we relate to one another. Here are…

Fructans are the new Gluten

Gluten free diets and products have exploded in popularity over the past few decades along with claims that gluten causes everything from chronic fatigue to mental fog. A study of consumer habits reported a 63% increase in gluten free food sales between 2012-2014 and a 2015 Gallup poll found 1 in 5 US adults include gluten…

Is Juice Good Fuel?

Juicing fruits and vegetables has been promoted as a way to improve health since the 1930s. Over the years this health trend has taken many forms, from juice fasts to green smoothies to cold pressed juices. But is it actually good for you? Juicing vs Smoothies The primary difference between juice and smoothies is the…

Go Nuts!

What Can Nuts Do For Your Health? A study published earlier this month in The Journal of American College of Cardiology supports the benefits of regularly consuming nuts for heart health. Nuts are included in most healthy dietary patterns- from Mediterranean to plant based and DASH– with health benefits for metabolism- aiding in blood sugar…