Reminder: Just Because Your Food Is Labeled ‘Healthy’ Doesn’t Mean That It Is

The FDA just announced plans to rethink its definition of “healthy” food. So, what does that “healthy” label you’re seeing right now mean? Not as much as you might think.

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When I was 21 I drank so much Vitamin water. I feel for all of the BS. Now I actually know about what healthy food is, how to cook, and what portions of things you should eat.

The food industry makes me FURIOUS. It’s damn near impossible to get a meal while out to eat that is: appropriately portioned, nutritious, and made from relatively normal ingredients.

Learn What All Those Confusing Whiskey Label Terms Mean With This Guide

Ideally you want to get into a whiskey bottle, not spend all your time reading it like a cereal box. But to ensure you actually like what you buy, it’s probably a good idea to know how to decode a label. We won’t get into the nuance of all aspects here—whiskey subjects, if you’ve dabbled into them at all, tend to inspire some serious exegesis—but we can help guide you down the whiskey (whisky) aisle with a few key terms and basic definitions.

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Correction: Single Malt means that the whiskey came from a single batch of malt rather than from several that were blended. Think of a single origin coffee or single varietal wine versus a blend.

Blended whiskeys tend to be less expensive and more consistent on the flavor because the distillers can make up for weaknesses in one malt with strengths from another.

Single malt whiskeys tend to be more expensive, in part, due to the time and care it takes to get good results from just using one malt instead of blending. You’re also much more likely to get distinct flavors from a single malt (some are peaty, some are smokey, some are floral, some taste of vanilla).

The Labels That Actually Tell You If Food Is Healthy

Forget “Fat free”, “Natural” or “Made with real fruit.” Food packages are covered in claims that make you think you’re buying something healthy, but many of those labels are useless to you, the consumer. Here’s how to tell the few helpful labels from their confusing brethren.

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I think the general rule is to cook for yourself.  The reality to how to make a food product that is ubiquitous undermines why it’s food in the first place. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian, but there is a lot of benefit to be gleaned from the approach to food.

The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates

It’s an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its “best before” date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat — and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that’s only getting worse. Here’s what you need to know about “expired” foods — and how to make sure you’re eating safely.

Source: IO9