Food & Wine

The Dangers of Going Vegetarian

I hate diets.

Many diets out there have nearly impossible-to-follow rules and it’s discouraging trying to sift out what works and what doesn’t. In fact, the only diet I recommend to anyone is the Mediterranean diet, which features fruits, veggies, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, fish, and lean meat.

The Truth Behind This Oil Boom

This is the oil boom that everyone’s talking about.

I see it everywhere… in magazines, on the front page of USA Today, and from concerned readers filling up our inbox. But it’s probably not the oil boom you’re thinking of…

Parkinson’s and Milk? Nonsense

The other day, a news headline claiming that “low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson’s risk” caught my attention.

The study, run out of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, analyzed data from about 129,000 participants over a 25-year study. In that time, a little more than 1,000 participants developed Parkinson’s.

How to Choose Wine Like a Snob

I’m no ordinary wine snob…

True, I love wine.

What, There’s Alcohol in My Diet Soda?

It’s too good to be true.

Last fall, we told you about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)ordering new food labels to appear on pre-packaged foods. The big deal about that is manufacturers must now include “added sugars” to the labels so folks can see exactly how much of the sweet stuff is naturally occurring and how much is added.

Real Men Don’t Drink Soy

“Real men don’t drink soy”…

That line opened one of the most popular tips I’ve ever given in my Retirement Millionaire monthly letter.

Are You Ready for a Blueberry Price Spike This Summer?

Last month, a late freeze wiped out as much as 80% of Georgia’s blueberry crop. According to Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black (emphasis added):

We saw blueberry fields that had the potential to be the biggest and best crop of Georgia’s production history that you would now not be able to find enough blueberries that survived the cold to make one pie.

Three Surprising Foods to Help You Fight a Deadly Epidemic

You or one of your closest two friends are likely in this group…

It’s an epidemic that is putting one out of three Americans at risk… and claiming hundreds of thousands of American lives each year…

Where Will You Be This Saturday?

If it’s a Saturday in the spring, I’m probably hitting the local farmer’s markets…

I love buying fresh produce when it’s in season. I’ll even exchange what I grow in my garden – like blackberries, raspberries, peaches, rhubarb, tomatoes, and herbs – for anything I don’t grow.

Watch Out for These ‘Dirty Dozen’ at the Market

One of our favorite fruits just landed on the “Dirty Dozen” list…

Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released this year’s list of their findings for foods that are most contaminated by pesticides. The top 12 offenders receive the label of the “Dirty Dozen.”