Could You Be Sabotaging Yourself By Eating Food Labeled “Healthy”?

Food labeling carrots showing two different names

Does seeing twisted garlic-ginger butternut squash on the menu make your mouth water?

What about slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites?

Or are you more likely to leap at the chance to try butternut squash with no added sugar?

What about nutritious green zucchini?

The question is, do these names affect how likely we are to try the vegetables?  

In case you haven’t caught on, these are the same two dishes — sweet potatoes and zucchini — fancified with pretty names to get the “foodies” going or to put a healthy spin on the vegetable dish.

Food labeling carrots showing two different names

Let’s take a step back and first ask: how did researchers come to ask this question?

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Which Helps You Lose More Weight, Low-Fat Or Low-Carb Diet?

Which is better? Low-fat vs. low-carb diet? Stanford study weighs in.

I was at a party recently listening to an amusing squabble over low-carb and low-fat diets. Of course, the squabblers didn’t realize that’s what they were debating. Rather, the arguments sounded like the passive-aggressive quips I fondly remember during the political tip-toeing around the Thanksgiving table circa November 2016 after the elections. Whispers of Doesn’t … Read more

The Tale of Two Eaters

Aye and Bee illustration contrasting the two characters in food planning, cooking, and grocery shopping approaches.

Let’s begin with story time where we meet two characters: Aye and Bee. Meet Aye Aye loves shopping at grocery stores. Walking from aisle to aisle, she derives pleasure from finding new treasures. A new brand of soy milk is on sale. There’s a blend of nut butters she’s never seen. Hey, that new bean-to-bar … Read more