Q. Are lactose levels different between yogurts with live active cultures and those without?
A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Yogurt is made by fermenting milk. The fermentation process...
Mythbusting: Picnic Safety
It’s picnic and cookout season. With warm weather and the loosening of some social distancing restrictions, many of us are venturing outside…and taking our...
Q. What makes a good vegan egg replacement?
A. Melissa Townsend, MS, RD, CDN, Registered Dietitian, Tufts N19, answers: “Eggs are an important ingredient in baking and cooking because of their functionality,...
Avoiding Cows Milk Right After Birth May Help Prevent Food Allergies
A randomized trial in JAMA Pediatrics found that newborns who received cows milk formula (CMF) in the first three days of life had a higher risk of food allergies at age two than newborns not given CMF.
Who Should Follow a Gluten-Free Diet?
There is lot of advice floating around these days about how to avoid gluten, but very little about how to tell if a gluten-free diet is the right choice for you.
Why Does Sugar-Free Gum Cause Gas and Bloating?
Why do I get gas and bloating from sugar-free gum?
Revised Nutrition Labels Delayed
As a result of a proposed schedule change by the FDA, shoppers will see two different types of Nutrition Facts labels on foods and dietary supplements-one old and one new-for about a year and a half. Large food makers were supposed to start using the updated design by July 2018; smaller companies had until July 2019.
Cooking for Food Allergies, Intolerances and Gluten Sensitivity
Q: Who must avoid gluten?A: People who must avoid gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, rye and related grains such as farro and spelt) include people with celiac disease and people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Eating Increases Feel-Good Hormones
Eating leads to widespread opioid release in the brain, which signals feelings of satiety (fullness) and pleasure, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Eggs with Cracked Shells: Still Safe to Eat?
Q: If there is a crack in the shell of an egg, is it still OK to use?