My Food Identity Dilemma

My Food Identity Dilemma

Why do we eat what we eat? Many of us eat foods that are familiar, convenient, and that simply taste good, without thinking much about why we make the choices we do. For others — myself included — there’s a constant struggle to determine what’s healthy,...

Better Labels, Better Food

Food labels are changing. In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk — alongside extra sugars like sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, which...
What’s ‘Processed’ Food?

What’s ‘Processed’ Food?

If you’ve read any nutritional advice lately, you’ve probably encountered one hard-and-fast rule: Avoid processed foods. But what does “processed” mean? On one level, anything humans do to food — slicing fruit, cooking beans, fermenting cabbage...
Letting Pepsi Police Itself Isn’t Very Sweet

Letting Pepsi Police Itself Isn’t Very Sweet

If you drink Mug Root Beer or the apple-flavored Manzanita Sol soda, you might unwittingly become one of the first people to try a brand new artificial sweetener. The new product is called Sweetmyx 617, and PepsiCo is blending it with high fructose corn syrup to...
A Hidden Hand in Obesity

A Hidden Hand in Obesity

If you looked at me, you might not be able to tell that I’m obese. According to the measure of my Body Mass Index (BMI), I am. Slightly. I don’t wear plus-sized clothing, I’ve only got one chin, and you wouldn’t mind sitting next to me on an...
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