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Do you need to detox your body?

A deep body cleanse sounds healthy but, according to Tufts University, you need to get the facts before you try this trend. It may do more harm than good. So how do you help your body rid itself of toxins naturally?...more


Almond milk — healthy or hype?

Despite the many nutrients cow’s milk provides, plant-based milks (almond milk in particular) have grown in popularity and sales over the past few years. Why is almond milk so popular and what does it have to offer? Is the popular choice always the right choice?...more


Understanding probiotics

When it comes to making healthy eating choices, there is a constant barrage of information. Marketers try to convince us that their products are just what we need to buy and eat more of to feel good and be healthy. So when it comes to probiotics, what do consumers need to know about them in order to make an informed purchasing decision?...more


Chia Seeds – Superfood or Scam?

Chia is an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds. Chia seeds have a strong nutrient profile, but claims about these seeds being the next superfood may be a bit premature...more


Coconut Manna™ – healthy choice?

Visit any natural food store today, and there probably will be an explosion of coconut-based products on the shelves. Companies are cashing in on early research...more


Gluten-free diet is not magic bullet for weight loss

Gluten-free foods are increasingly available at grocery stores, primarily for people with gluten intolerance. But notions of a gluten-free diet for weight loss are misguided...more


New weight-loss fad is poor advice

A trendy weight-loss fad that’s circulating is the recommendation that you should only eat fruit on an empty stomach or it will stay and rot in your stomach. Is it really true that this rotten fruit can be the cause of so many health challenges?...more


Understanding food marketing terms

Choosing healthy foods can sometimes be difficult, especially when you’re unsure what food marketing terms mean. In a recent press release, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) helped explain some of these terms...more


Can a special bag keep your produce fresh longer?

You’ve probably seen the advertisements on television for the special green bags that you place your produce in when you get home from the store and it miraculously stays fresh for longer periods of time...more


Increasing Number of Missourians Going Hungry, Study Finds
MU Research Team Releases First Missouri Hunger Atlas

More than $1.1 billion a year is spent on public programs in Missouri, yet a new University of Missouri study reports the state has a rising number of people worried about having sufficient amounts of food and coping with hunger. The MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security has released a new tool in the fight against hunger. The first Missouri Hunger Atlas details the distribution of hunger in the state and the success of programs trying to meet food insecurity and hunger more  or  go directly to the Missouri hunger Atlas


What's In and What's Out When it Comes to Food?

Why do you buy food? Price? Convenience? You have a coupon? You're hungry?  Perhaps you can relate to one of these reasons. There a few new products that hit the market that are quite trendy--fitting the buyer's needs to a tee...more


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