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Are Pop Tarts Healthier Than Avocados? The FDA Thinks SO

Are Pop Tarts Healthier Than Avocados? The FDA Thinks SO

The FDA is responsible for a lot of things, and one of those is regulating what health claims companies are allowed to put on food packaging.  Currently, in order to use the term “healthy” on a product’s packaging, the product in question must not exceed three grams of fat.  So, according to what the FDA tells us, Frosted Flakes cereal and Pop Tarts are healthy foods, but foods containing large amounts of nuts are not.  Goodness!  This means we could never call an avocado “healthy”, because one avocado contains a whopping 21 grams of fat!   Continue reading “Are Pop Tarts Healthier Than Avocados? The FDA Thinks SO”

Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma

Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma

If you’re a parent, you know it’s becoming more and more difficult to tell which drinks are healthy and which are not. This is understandable given the marketing strategy to sell that edges out giving clear messages about the products in consideration.

For starters, most parents understand that water and “most” milk is healthy; maybe even certain fruit juices. And most parents know that soda is not healthy, diet or regular. But what about the ever growing aisle of sports, energy and health drinks? Even fruit juices are often laden with all sorts of unhealthy additives, and juice itself can be very high in sugar – and even have added sugar!  Continue reading “Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma”