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Simple Snack: Fire Grilled Peppers
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Simple Snack: Fire Grilled Peppers

Sometimes, the best things in life are the most simple. Such is the case with this super simple snack. We’re huge fans of bell peppers at the Quest offices. Generally they are just cut up and eaten raw. That works, and it’s good. But eventually that gets old. To take […]

What Google Thinks About Us
Nutrition

What Google Thinks About Us

Sometimes, Google has a lot more to say than you expect and it can come in some not-so-subtle ways. It’s one thing to Google yourself. It’s another to Google your nation. While searching for a thumbnail for the What Americans are Eating post, I came across some disturbing results. Check […]

Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?
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Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center has released an interesting study about childhood obesity. The study of 1,003 sixth graders showed that “children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch ….”. This claim may be a bit misleading in an attempt to place blame on the schools, […]

Exercise Improves Memory
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Exercise Improves Memory

Some more support for why the Strong Survive from a year long study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. It showed that exercise increased the size of the hippocampus and improved memory in older test subjects. Generally, the hippocampus shrinks as you get older. This degrades memory and can […]

What Americans are Eating
Nutrition

What Americans are Eating

Visual Economics has a great infographic about what we eat each year. I actually expected more fat and oils and a lot less fruits and vegetables. Of course the nearly 80 pounds of pizza, fries, and ice cream doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

Why the Strong Survive
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Why the Strong Survive

Most people inherently known that eating well and staying in shape is in their best interest. Strangely enough, there have been few long term studies carried out to prove and further understand why this is. Questioning the obvious often leads to surprising conclusions. Studies have been performed but they used […]

Super Simple Meals: Scrambled Eggs
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Super Simple Meals: Scrambled Eggs

A few of our guys used to live off canned chicken, crackers and protein powder. I suppose that works, but I don’t think I’d last a week on that ‘diet’. Now, I may be many things, but a chef I am not. In fact, the only thing I hate more […]

The Salt Attack Continues: Why Salt is STILL your friend
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The Salt Attack Continues: Why Salt is STILL your friend

The FDA is renewing it’s attack on salt consumption and it’s a big mistake. The attack is based on the supposed effects salt has on blood pressure. Most studies that link salt intake to increased blood pressure are observational studies, NOT experimental studies. Observational studies are very poor at testing cause and […]