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...
A Sweet Tax

A Sweet Tax

As Americans prepare to meet this year’s April 18 deadline to file our taxes, there’s talk of taxes across the Pond, too. Great Britain just passed a tax on sugary drinks. Unlike similar measures in Mexico and Berkeley, California, the British version may lead...
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...
Is It Time to Put Down the Bacon?

Is It Time to Put Down the Bacon?

By now you’ve probably heard the sobering news: Red meat may cause cancer. And bacon and other popular processed meats definitely do, the World Health Organization says. Does that mean we all need to quit eating processed meats — no pun intended — cold turkey?...
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