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Seafood: A Great Catch

Are your menus stuck in a rut — with meat or poultry on the plate every night? Break the monotony with seafood, a healthful alternative that’s typically low in fat and high in protein, vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, iron, zinc, selenium and copper. Some seafood also contain omega-3 fatty acids that may lower risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Sucralose: Everything You Need to Know

Sucralose is the only low-calorie sweetener made from sugar. It is used around the world as an ingredient in low-calorie processed foods and beverages, and as a tabletop sweetener available to consumers in supermarkets and other consumer outlets. Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Article

Fish and Shellfish – What’s The Difference?

All fish can be classified into two very broad categories: fish and shellfish. In the most basic terms, fish have fins, backbones, and gills, while shellfish have shells of one form or another.

Thermometer Guidelines for Turkey

What is the safe temperature when cooking turkey? Find out here! Plus, check out our special Thanksgiving food and cooking section dedicated to diabetics!

About Olive Oil

Olive oil is graded according to the degree of acidity. The best olive oil is made from olives that are hand-picked and then cold-pressed (that is, without heat or chemicals), a process that produces a naturally low level of acidity.

Learn About Fennel

There are two types of fennel, both with pale green, celerylike stems and bright green, feathery foliage. Find out more about fennel!

FDA Statement on Aspartame

A recently published medical journal article raises the question whether any increased incidence in the number of persons with brain tumors in the United States is associated with the marketing of aspartame, an artificial sweetener, following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of that food additive in 1981. The following can be used to answer questions!

Sugar Substitutes: Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite

Many Americans seeking to control their weight, and diabetics seeking sugar alternatives, have turned to sugar substitutes, or artificial sweeteners, as a way to help lower their daily calorie count without having to give up their favorite foods. Four sugar substitutes are approved for use in a variety of foods.

Is Your Holiday Turkey in Jeopardy?

Lots of people make mistakes on Thanksgiving when it comes to the safety of their food. Take a look at this article for a look at how you can keep yourself, and your family and friends, safe this year!

Dietary Fat: Finding A Healthy Balance

Fat is a nutrient that is both much feared and much loved. It is a source of pleasure, guilt and confusion for many people. While eating some fat is both necessary and health promoting, eating too much fat is detrimental. When over-consumed, fat may contribute to some major health risks: heart disease, cancer, excess body fat, high blood pressure and adult onset diabetes.

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