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Monosodium gainsomeweight

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 4, 2009
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Remember back in the nineties, when everyone freaked out about monosodium glutamate? To be honest, I don’t even remember what the big hullabaloo was. Something about it inducing asthma or causing people to sprout a third leg

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Recipe Monday: Trout in a Jar

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 18, 2015
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No, that’s not a typo. The insufferable hipsters cutting-edge editorial staff over at the Beachbody Blog are getting all artisanal this week with a series of Mason jar recipes. Not to be outdone, I’ve assigned my vas

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Bacon. (That’s all I need in this headline to make you read this.)

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 17, 2015
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Few foods are as divisive as cured and processed meats. Although both were created for less-than-culinary reasons (the former to preserve meat, the latter to trick consumers into eat lips and assholes), the human race has develope

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Electrolyte Enlightenment

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 25, 2014
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(NERD ALERT: Today’s post goes to eleven on the geekery-o-meter, so move on if you’re looking for something light and breezy.) Anyone who’s ever seen a Gatorade ad knows that electrolytes are mega important if you’

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Oscar Mayer’s Portable Protein Packs: Lunchables for Lamebrains

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 1, 2014
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Any parent with an inkling of nutrition knows that Lunchables are the spawn of Satan. For those of you who haven’t been in a supermarket in the last twenty years (lucky you), Kraft Lunchables are highly-processed kid’

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Ask the Nutrition Nerd: What makes foods more or less bioavailable?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 13, 2014
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Buenos días, el Nerdo Herdo! Today’s question comes to us direct from beautiful downtown Paraguay. Nutrition Nerd Facebook page mainstay Romina asks: “What’s the deal with bioavailability, especially when it co

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Canned foods can’t be good for you, can they?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 14, 2014
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A new Michigan State University Center for Economic Analysis study sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute shows that “fruits and vegetables packaged as frozen or canned are cost-effective and nutritious options for mee

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Do you like the FDA’s new proposed food labels? Let me answer that for you.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 28, 2014
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The FDA has proposed a complete makeover for nutrition labels. Hooray!  At the risk of supporting a government agency that usually frustrates the hell out of me, they’re pretty good recommendations–provided the food

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A Nutrition Nerd Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 14, 2014
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  Before we begin, let it be understood that I have many talents. Food photography isn’t one of them. I apologize that the above shot isn’t soft lit with a few (out of season) strawberries, a sprig of mint, and a driz

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Culinary Medicine: An RX that all doctors should prescribe

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 19, 2013
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One of my favorite parts of being a Nutrition Nerd is helping facilitate culinary lightbulb moments, those instances when someone struggling with a wellness issue makes a relatively minor shift to their diet and BAM! Everything ch

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