I might not live longer, but I feel great. That makes passing up the French fries -- and the French toast, drizzled with so much butter and syrup even the new me pauses for a moment of wistful -- so worth it.
As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.
PepsiCo is the nation's largest food company -- and it is the top contributor among food makers to the "No on 37" campaign in California, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients.
Advertising of unhealthy foods using the image of the Olympic Games pairs poor nutrition with an active lifestyle in the eyes of the consumer. For today's youth, this is a misleading message that the international community can ill-afford to convey.
What's the truth about foods in a box or other container and how can you, as a consumer, decipher the truth and eat healthfully? Let's look at four popular items that are marketed as healthy, but have limited nutritional value.
Nutrition is one of the many examples of how parents want children to do as we say and not what we do (particularly when what we are doing is scarfing the leftover bits of chicken nuggets as we carry the plates to the dishwasher.)
Are these people sick? Are they dying? Are they toothless and limbless and cannot feed themselves without spilling hot soup onto the rug? Are they Lady Gaga? No, they are not. What they're doing, of course, is taking part in a radical new diet. You know, for morons.
From its juices to sandwiches, Pure Fare items are portion-controlled, and contain no white sugar or flour. I decided to eat Pure Fare food only for a full week, and these were some of my observations.