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Food labels part 4: Being a critical consumer

Part 4 of our series on food labels looks at what consumers want (or think they want) on food labels, and how this affects their actual buying and eating behaviour. What do people want on food labels? Generally, in order of preference, people look for: calories…

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Prenatal Nutrition Tips for Your Future Family

  EMILY ALANIZ Ladies, everyone knows nutrition is important (even if we don’t always make the healthiest decisions — never happens, right?). But when you become pregnant, everything changes. Suddenly, your choices don’t just affect your own health — they affect the health of your…

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All About Fish Oil

What is fish oil? by RYAN ANDREWS Fish oil is, well, oil from fish. It’s rich in two specific groups of omega-3 fatty acids known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA and EPA, along with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in things like flax…

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How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

Posted on September 30, 2013 by gord  Perfect.  REV3 is made with Pomegranate Fruit Extract.  See the article below. Shop here for REV3     Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen…

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Food labels part 3: Doing the math

by KRISTA SCOTT-DIXON | April 17th, 2013 In Part 3 of this article series, we look at back-of-package labeling: nutritional information and ingredients. In particular, we look at how calorie counts don’t accurately reflect how our bodies process food. And we challenge the classic “calorie math” of “energy…

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Food labels part 2: Label claims

by KRISTA SCOTT-DIXON Part 2 of our food label series examines the truthfulness, accuracy, and usefulness of label claims; in particular, front-of-package information.   Separating fact from fiction   There’s a lot of information on any given package. How do you know what’s useful and accurate……

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Food labels part 1: What’s on your food label?

by KRISTA SCOTT-DIXON Food labels may help us make better decisions at the grocery store. This article looks at why we label food, what’s on those labels, and where label information comes from. Why label food? In theory, food labels help us make informed – and, ideally,…

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