Allison Aubrey

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No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule

Friday, July 24, 2015

The FDA wants to revamp the Nutrition Facts panels on foods. The labels would have to list how much added sugar the foods contain — and how much it counts against your recommended daily allowance.


Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Diabetes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.


Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Americans embraced yogurt only after manufacturers upped the sweet factor. Now new startups aim to wean us from the sugar habit. Think yogurt with a kick of jalapeño or a drizzle of olive oil.


Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.


Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Jared Fogle's dramatic story of weight loss helped to propel the Subway sandwich chain into a dominant player in fast food. So what happens now that Subway has suspended ties to its brand ambassador?


Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.


Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.


Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

Monday, June 29, 2015

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.


Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.


Sans Artificial: General Mills Scrambles To Reformulate Lucky Charms

Monday, June 22, 2015

The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.


Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

Friday, June 19, 2015

Regular chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to people who didn't eat chocolate. The researchers say it's more evidence that polyphenols may be protective.


To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.


FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The agency is giving food companies a hard deadline to stop using trans fats in processed foods. It has determined that partially hydrogenated oils are not "generally recognized as safe" for food.


Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before Their Time?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The bagged salad industry is growing quickly. Consumers love the convenience. But one unintended consequence is waste. We investigate why a truck full of edible bagged greens went to the landfill.


Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Monday, June 15, 2015

American adults play more golf than any other sport. So how much exercise do you get from an afternoon on the links? Players clipped on pedometers and Fitbits to help us find out.


Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Friday, May 22, 2015

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.


McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.


Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.


USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Friday, May 15, 2015

The government runs organic and antibiotic-free labeling programs, but has stayed out of the non-GMO labeling fray. That is, until a food company asked the USDA for help, and the agency obliged.


From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine Southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?