• Trending Food

    Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends to watch next year

    In its seventh-annual food trends report​​, the Whole Foods Trends Council — ​a group of more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members with decades of trend watching experience including regional and global buyers, local foragers, and culinary experts —​ shared their top ten predictions for the forthcoming year.  “Last year, we saw tremendous pandemic-related shifts in grocery buying habits as the world adjusted to spending more time at home. As the food industry slowly adjusts to a new normal, we expect to see consumers prioritize food and drink products that deliver additional benefits—like functional sodas and  

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  • Fat Free Food

    The Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat, Says New Report

    Be honest with yourself—how many times have you looked at a packaged food in the store that claims to be healthy, only to find out from the nutrition label that it’s anything but? It can be easy to market food as “low-fat” or “no sugar added” yet still have an obscene amount of sugar, sodium, and calories stuffed into it. This is the motivation behind the Food Compass, a recent nutrient profiling system from researchers at Tufts University that puts all foods on a ranking system of absolute best to absolute worst foods to eat for your health. The report  

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  • Fast Food Restaurant

    Burger King to test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets

    Burger King’s Impossible Nuggets Burger King Burger King will test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets in several markets, making it the first fast-food chain to offer the company’s new chicken alternative. Starting Monday, customers in Des Moines, Iowa, Boston and Miami will be able to try the plant-based Impossible Nuggets. The Restaurant Brands International chain first worked with Impossible Foods two years ago as the first fast-food chain to sell its meatless burgers. After an initial lift to sales from the buzzy item, the chain cut its price, bringing it closer to a beef Whopper. Burger King’s rival McDonald’s has a  

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  • Healthy Food

    What Is Healthy Eating Without Cultural Foods?

    Healthy eating is sometimes seen as a necessary evil. On one hand, it’s essential to good health, but on the other, it’s suggestive of restriction and self-denial steeped in Eurocentrism. Even in the Caribbean, where I’m from, many nutrition programs are modeled on the American food pyramid, which then implies what healthy eating looks like to the local communities. However, nutrition and healthy eating are not a one-size-fits-all dietary prescription. Traditional meals and food culture deserve a seat at the table too. In this article, I’ll explain why cultural foods are integral to healthy eating. Cultural foods — also called  

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  • Healthy Food

    Are Nonfat Foods Healthier for You?

    The war on fat is raging in the diet industry, but why? It has already been proven that healthy sources of fat are an essential part of the human diet. However, foods are still labeled as nonfat, reduced-fat or low-fat. Are these products healthier for you? Or are some fats in moderation OK? Sarasota nutritionists Gina Nuzzo from Eating in Moderation and Nora Clemens from Nutrition & Wellness Solutions help us clear the air. “For the average public, eating fat in moderation is fine,” says Clemens. “If you are trying to lose weight or have medical issues where  

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    Grubhub’s midyear report ranks the top trending foods for 2021

    Photo courtesy of Grubhub Grubhub released its third “State of the Plate” report on Wednesday, taking a look at how and what consumers ate over the last six months. The report delved into hundreds of thousands of delivery orders to identify the top trending foods, beverages and restaurants during the first half of 2021. The analysis also offers a glimpse into what to expect as we move into the next six months of the year. Looking back at the top 10 trending foods to date, there’s a noticeable shift toward plant-based options and global flavors. Coming in at No. 1  

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  • Vegetarian

    Believe It Or Not, These 6 Foods Aren’t Vegan or Vegetarian

    Meat, cheese, eggs, milk: these are four, very-obvious foods that aren’t vegan or vegetarian. But there are plenty of foods that look like they should be plant-based that, in actuality, are not. Take Jell-O, for example. The fruity dessert doesn’t contain meat, cheese, or any dairy product. Look closer at the nutrition label, though, and you’ll find gelatin, an animal byproduct made of bones and ligaments that’s used to give Jell-O its pliable appearance. Yikes… The truth is, there are many animal-derived ingredients that show up in foods you may consider A-okay for non-carnivores. The list is quite long,  

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