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Turning your restaurant green, from A-Z

From a pure public relations standpoint, going green is right up there with being trans-fat free.

Almonds 101

Almonds deliver valuable nutrients—protein, unsaturated fat, vitamin E, antioxidants, fiber. Of course almonds are not calorie free—they have 163 calories per ounce—but they pack a lot of nutrients per calorie; they are “nutrient dense” in other words. At the other extreme are so-called “empty calories,” like those from soda or candy. What’s more, almonds, like other nuts, do a good job of satisfying hunger and make people feel satiated.

Aside from the standard glass of juice or fruit cup, most chain menus don’t offer a whole lot of produce at breakfast.

Whether touting health halos, all-natural ingredients or entirely new better-for-you menus, chains are using health to keep diners coming back.

This just in! Eating Big Macs and Super Size fries every day will make you really fat!

What to look for when purchasing olives and olive oil—two Mediterranean staples.

NEW YORK, NY (April 13, 2010 - Marketwire)—American consumer awareness of the benefits of reducing salt (sodium chloride) and sodium in their diet has...

Vegetarian cuisine is moving mainstream - there’s no denying that Meatless Mondays were only the beginning. Going one step further to a vegan diet – no meat, poultry or fish as well as no eggs, dairy foods and other animal-derived products such as honey – is gaining momentum as well, driven by health, animal welfare and environmental concerns.

According to the U.S. Tea Association, the tea market has grown from $1.8 billion to $10.4 billion in just over 20 years.

Many consumers say they want to eat healthier, but what’s really on their minds?

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