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Nutrition in the media is painted with fads and buzzwords. Terms such as all natural, organic, heart healthy, and antioxidants are overwhelmingly used by manufacturers on front of package food labels on our supermarket shelves. These practices make it difficult for the consumer to decipher real scientific evidence from hip food trends. In recent years, the ubiquitous term “superfood” has been placed under scrutiny, so we at The Sage decided to take a deeper look. A UK Na...
I wanted to know your thoughts about MSG? Thanks!
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MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a food additive used to enhance the flavors of foods, usually umami or the "meaty" flavor of a food. Most people identify the use of MSG in Asian foods, but it is actually still commonly used in a lot of processed foods like macaroni and cheese, potato chips, canned soup, just to name a few. Many people think MSG is harmful to them, but the answers are not so clear cut on whether or not this is true.
Some people b...
Eating Healthier this Holiday Season
Courtesy of FamilyAutos.com Happy Eating!
Ingredient Spotlight: Butternut Squash
When people think “Fall,” they think of trees, leaves, squashes, and gourds. Butternut squash is but one example, along with the pumpkin, of a food in the squash family. Its versatility and flavor profile allow it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Known scientifically as Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash was first developed on American soil by Charles Leggett of Stow, Massachusetts in the mid 1940’s. He crossed a gooseneck squash with other varieties of the crop and...
Mr. Cook-It @ FNCE 2017!
Zach Breeding (Mr. Cook-It) will be speaking with a fellow colleague on Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition at this year's Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Boston this October!
For many people, the activities of daily life get in the way of eating nutritiously. Perhaps you woke up before the sun came up and went to the gym before heading to work. Or, you took the kids to school and then worked late, coming home exhausted and hungry. On top of that, you were so busy you completely forgot that you had to go food shopping! You open your fridge and see your leftover lunch from that new place down the street, the kids’ dinner from the weekend, and takeout from the night<...