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11 Photo Tips for Food Bloggers

Strong food imagery is one of the best ways to inspire people to cook more often, try new foods or change their eating habits. For bloggers, sharing food photos through online photo galleries is a powerful way to drive blog traffic and grow an audience.


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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

Does Calorie Restriction Equal a Longer Life?

Homemade Hot Sauces

Potatoes: a Classic and Colorful Kitchen Staple

Celebrating Fruits & Veggies: More Matters Month

Heroes + Inspiration

Food + Recipes

Savor: Mushrooms

Often overshadowed by brightly colored vegetables that boldly showcase their phytonutrients, the meager mushroom seems to pale in comparison. Yet, the mushroom’s reputation as a nutritional lightweight is beginning to change.

The Charms and Challenges of Cheese

Sodium imparts taste, texture and longer shelf-life to cheese, but does it come at a price?

Savor: Root Vegetables

Root vegetables include tuberous roots and taproots, but not tubers, rhizomes, corms or bulbs. Yet this seemingly small category of vegetable offers a whole lot of variety.

Savor: Beans

Rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, folate and iron, popular varieties include black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, pink beans and pinto beans.

Food Trends

Bringing Food into Focus

Strong food imagery is one of the best ways to inspire people to cook more often, try new foods or change their eating habits. For bloggers, sharing food photos through online photo galleries is a powerful way to drive blog traffic and grow an audience.

Berries: The Perfect Pick

Sweet-tart berries deliver fiber, vitamin C and a delightful taste of summer. Berries are perfect as a snack, added to yogurt, smoothies or cereal, tossed into a salad or relished as dessert. Ideal for adding color and intense flavor to any plate, berries’ nutrition benefits are undeniable.

Gluten-Free: A Fad that Could Be Doing More Harm than Good

Having product options is beneficial for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, but it can also pose a problem when consumers believe that gluten-free means “healthier,” and that wheat, barley and rye are not good for them.

Does Stress Lead to Food Cravings and Weight Gain?

Left unchecked, chronic stress can contribute to everything from anxiety and muscle pain to high blood pressure, depression, heart disease — and even obesity.

Nutrition News

Besting Breastfeeding Bullies: A Case for Supporting, Not Shaming

Has the "breast is best" mantra gone too far in perpetuating these feelings among women who cannot, or choose not, to breastfeed?

Picky vs. Problem Eater: A Closer Look at Sensory Processing Disorder

Formerly called sensory integration dysfunction, SPD occurs when the brain has trouble processing information through the senses. SPD exists on a spectrum, affecting one or more of the senses and usually with a combination of over- and under-sensitivities. It affects up to 16 percent of school-age children in the United States.

Product Reviews

A Cruet to Covet

I like serving oil in a cruet as it drizzles out rather than pouring too rapidly — keeping portions under control.

Coffee Shop Foam for Homemade Drinks

In about five minutes, the Froth Tec can froth up to 10 ounces of milk and has three temperature settings: cold for making iced cappuccinos; warm for making drinks for kids; and hot for everything else. Though I'm not a coffee drinker, I was able to recreate my very favorite Starbucks order: a vanilla steamer.

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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More » App Reviews

Calm (Version 1.07)

Calm promises to teach you to bring some calm into your life. It delivers scenic backgrounds, soundscapes and meditation guidance to help you meditate, sleep and relax anywhere, anytime.

Ideal Appetite (Version 1.02)

Ideal Appetite is a meal planner that also includes options to track weight management progress, exercise and select nutrition intake.

Sprout Baby (Version 2.01)

Sprout Baby swaps the baby book for a virtual one and provides information and tools to support and document the big and little moments of a growing baby.

More » Book Reviews

The Alkaline Cure

The Alkaline Cure

Billed as a prescription for health by cleansing the body of toxins and resetting pH balance, The Alkaline Cure claims a Western diet promotes an acidic environment and that living "acid-free" will lead to increased energy, decreased inflammation and reduced risk of illness including cancer and diabetes.

More » Movie Reviews

Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man

This 2011 documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the positive transformations of school food programs in Baltimore and Memphis.