nutrition

What's In A Name? Don't Let These 5 Unregulated Terms Fool You.

Superfoods, sushi-grade and other marketing tricks
Jan 22, 2014 11:00 am

Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on food with labels like natural, sushi-grade and Grade A, ask yourself: Do you really know what’s in the food you’re eating? These terms and others are currently unregulated in the US. Here's the dope.

So You're Really Committed To Eating Healthy In 2014?

Well here are some recipes and ideas to help you
Jan 3, 2014 11:30 am

Making the choice to kick off the new year with a new commitment to healthy eating has become almost cliché, as well as comic fodder, but it doesn't have to be a joke.

Chart Proves There Are Way More Purple Fruits And Vegetables Than We Imagined

Color blocking fruits and vegetables
Apr 22, 2013 1:01 pm
Photo: Russell van Kraayenburg

Searching for a simple way to categorize fruits and vegetables based on various nutrients? Look no further than this helpful infographic from the good folks over at Chasing Delicious, who sort produce entirely by color, and include the types of vitamins found in each category and their reported health benefits. Check it out, after the jump.

Food Film Review: A Place At The Table

Like Food, Inc.? Now it's time to fight hunger.
Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am

There's A Place At The Table for fans of 2009 Oscar-nominated food documentary trailblazer Food Inc., opening in theaters and available on iTunes and On Demand this Friday, March 1. This full-length documentary tackles the next issue after giant food corporations' effects on American agriculture: chronic hunger for 50 million despite the fact that our country produces more than enough to feed every citizen. 

Chris Cosentino, Endurance Bike Racer

SF chef used to race 24-hours straight. Insane.
May 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Chris Cosentino photo

As we found out in our interview last week, San Francisco chef and offal exhibitionist Chris Cosentino has a pretty diverse resume — on top of running Incanto, he’s hosted several TV shows and pretty much runs one of the best chef Twitter accounts around. But as we found out, he also had a career as a 24-hour endurance bike racer.

Soccer Legend Ossie Ardiles: Eat Better, Play Better

A former Tottenham star on how food fuels soccer
May 17, 2012 11:02 am

In the modern era, the notion of what makes a good soccer player is down to a lot more than his ability with the ball at his feet. That's why Food Republic is starting a new series on soccer and eating, kicking off with a retired star to find out how players ate and trained in the past, and picking up when the English Premier League teams begin practicing for next season in July. First, we talk to retired legend Ossie Ardiles about the way soccer players ate in the past.

 

Peter Kaminsky: Get Smart, Lose Weight

The man who wrote the book on Culinary Intelligence
May 1, 2012 1:01 pm

Today, Peter Kaminsky's latest book, Culinary Intelligence, hits bookshelves, and in it, he describes how his job as a professional eater led to a battle of the bulge and a stern warning from doctors about the threat of diabetes and even death. Full interview after the jump.

Senate Farm Bill Benefits Nutrition

Why groups like Wholesome Wave approve of the bill
May 1, 2012 11:01 am
Sen. Stabenow

Last Thursday, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) unveiled their 900-page revision of the farm bill for the Senate Ag committee’s vote. At least $23 billion in cuts are expected in this year's farm bill and at stake is funding for local food programs, nutrition (like food stamps) and conservation. 

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