Researchers Speculate Food Could Be as Addictive as Cocaine

This week there was an interesting article entitled “Fatty Foods as addictive as Cocaine in Growing Body of Science” in Bloomburg Businessweek.  The article sites research from several studies that have found that foods high in fat, sugar and high fructose corn syrup seem to have addictive properties, and they can elicit a response in […]

Tips for Eating Out as a Vegetarian

A Vegetarian diet is one which excludes all animal products.  However, there are several variations of vegetarian diets.  For example, some vegetarians include dairy products, others include eggs and some include both.  With dietary restrictions like this, it can make eating out challenging.  Below are some tips for choosing vegetarian meals in a restaurant. Choose […]

Dining Strategies for Specific Cuisines

Do you have an ethnic cuisine that you love?  Perhaps Chinese takeout is your weakness, or maybe you love spicy Mexican food.  No matter what your preference is, it can be difficult to make good choices when eating.  This can be especially true when you are not familiar with a specific type of cuisine.  For […]

Philadelphia- Do You Support Menu Labeling?

 As you may know, New York recently passed a law that all fast food restaurants have to post nutrition facts on their menu boards.  Many people argue that the nutrition information that is currently available is either not accessible at the time you’re ordering (i.e. the internet) or it is hard to find (i.e. pamphlets […]