Good Question: How Much Should We Wash Fruits & Vegetables? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
Good Question: What's The Difference Between Sugar & High-Fructose Corn Syrup?This week, sugar makers and corn refiners began another round in their billion dollar court battle. Each maintains the other side has made false claims in the highly competitive sweetener market. So, what is the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? Good Question.
Fitness Expert Shares Secrets For Sculpted AbsIf your workout program doesn't seem to scoring results, you may have bought into some exercise myths. A common goal is to get sculpted abs, but do you sometimes feel like crunches are getting you no where?
Get Movin' Monday: SuperfoodsWe've all seen the claims – eat this for better health or add this for better nutrition. Even junk foods are now disguised as being good for you. So, this Monday we're getting movin’ by giving our grocery list a face lift with some help from Kowalski's dietitian, Sue Moores.
An Egg Revival: Nutrition Panel Lifts Cholesterol WarningSomething many of us have been trying to avoid is now okay to eat. The nation's top nutrition panel is dropping its guidelines about avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol.
Minnesotan To Meet: Food Blogger Lee HerschSometimes our greatest failures lead to our greatest accomplishments, something to remember as we enter the second week of our new year's resolutions. For inspiration, check out Lee Hersch, who has faced setbacks in her college career and diet and exercise plans.
Rep. Kline Calls Russian Behavior 'Way Beyond The Pale'U.S. Rep. John Kline talked about the Malaysian Airlines disaster, school lunches and more with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning.
General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & OtherwiseGluten-Free, high-protein and "total indulgence", those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills' newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.
'Meals On Wheels' Struggles In Twin CitiesSince 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It's a bright spot in Betty Luebke's day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.
Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy EatingWith each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO's Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.
Which ‘Bad’ Super Bowl Foods Are Best For You?Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it's also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In BloomingtonWorkers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.