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Ask Mickey: What’s Good for You — and the Planet
The controversy over whether to consider sustainability as part of the government’s recommended dietary guidelines.
Ask Mickey: Is Fat Still “Bad” For Me?
The lowdown on low fat diets.
Ask Mickey: Choosing a Healthy Energy Bar
What you should look for when trying to pick an energy bar, as some are just candy bars in healthy clothing.
Ask Mickey: Naturally Occurring vs. Added Sugars
Do I need to pay attention to whether the sugar I’m consuming is naturally occurring or added? How do I know?
Ask Mickey: Can MyPlate Keep the Pounds Off?
The USDA’s MyPlate food guidance system can indeed help you avoid gaining the unwanted pounds that result from too many food choices plus too much time in front of your computer.
Ask Mickey: Navigating the Oatmeal Shelf
Our team of nutrition experts parses the differences among steel-cut, rolled, and other breakfast-y oats.
Ask Mickey: Is Your Seafood Radioactive?
Ask Mickey: Given news about radiation from the Japanese earthquake/tsunami leaking into the Pacific Ocean, how safe is it to eat seafood caught from the Pacific Ocean?
Ask Mickey: High Nutrition, Low Carbon
While fruits and vegetables are almost all nutritious for our bodies, they are not all equally beneficial for maintaining and improving the health of the environment. Here are some suggestions for what to do about foods that are nutritious, but also have a high carbon footprint making them less healthy for the earth.
Ask Mickey: What’s the Real Deal with Trans Fats?
What’s the current deal with trans fats? I know they’re bad for me, but I’ve also heard they were banned. Do I still have to worry about them?