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Food Trends to Consider

January 20, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I stumbled upon an article titled: Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict; Elizabeth Crawford wrote it. The title really caught my eye because the research supports the idea that health would be improved by eating less red meat and more seeds. So like many health enthusiasts, I immediately […]

Old Story – Evidence Ever Stronger

January 13, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

There is neither a single food nor single group of foods that can be consumed that offer optimal health. Balance and variety are an important aspect of diet. If we want not only to be healthy, but also to enjoy our meals, then we should remember balance and variety. We should be very mindful of […]

Gluten-Free – Vital for Celiac Disease, a Boon to Marketers

December 9, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you sometimes wonder if we Americans need some sort of food villain?  Dietary fat…. remember anything with fat was bad (1990’s)?  Then carbs, that never was a very clear message – no differentiation between simple carbs and complex carbs, but the message was that protein is the miracle food and fat is a wonderful […]

Thoughts on Gratitude

November 25, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I love celebrating Thanksgiving Day. I’ve always, for as long as I can remember, enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. When raising my children, I tried to do a number of activities, like picking quotes out of a pumpkin that were about being thankful. This week I read one that I would probably do, if the children […]

Sugar Science

November 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I speak to college students, especially non-science majors, I often encourage them to take some science classes; like say, physiology. The reason for this seemingly bizarre suggestion is that I’ve found it so upsetting over the years to see how the food processors, commodities companies and their organizations can effectively distort science. I believe […]

Words for the Wise

November 11, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to me that the number of reasons to eat out escalates during the fall. Part of it might be that the holiday season is approaching and that intensifies the number of requirements upon our time. For whatever reason, the fact is that we America are struggling with an epidemic of overweight and obesity […]

Breakfast, Easy and Nourishing

October 7, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Are you trying to get into an early morning breakfast routine? One easy way is to throw a box or two of cold cereal and a jug of milk on the table. My guess is that is exactly what goes on in many homes – no real research, just a stroll down the cereal isle. […]

Unexpected Influence of Big Nearby Eaters

September 30, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The research below is a new twist on an old adage my grandmother’s shared with me; “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” I just read a little bit about this research and said to myself, “This has Brian Wansink written all over it.”  If you’re not familiar with […]

Big Surprise – The Safe Amount of Alcohol – None

September 16, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I was a young woman, I really wanted to be fashionable and cool. Two things that I thought would help convert a somewhat bookwormish woman to being cool were if I would drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. I started with the goal to smoke cigarettes. My sister tried several times to help me, but […]

Sow’s Ears, Silk Purses and Celebrity Chefs

August 26, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week before leaving town for a few days, an article caught my attention.  Associated Press writer Candice Choi wrote the article, the article that I’m referring to is: McDonald’s attempts to dispel its long-held junk food image. I read the article in my local newspaper, but wanted to refer you to a digital copy […]