Blonz Guide


Review by Debbie Mazo

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Find out about the nutritional values of apples and just about any other food at the Blonz Guide, an award-winning collection of the best food, nutrition, and health resources on the Web.

Hosted by health-columnist Ed Blonz, this comprehensive site brings together a mass of information on nutrition sources and lets you browse through it all with an excellent selection of search engines. You'll want to use this site for your daily nutrition fix because "when nutrition, food and health news breaks, the Blonz Guide can help you fix it". Divided into categories, you'll find an impressive list of resources under each offering.

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Launch your visit to the guide by first checking out the Nutrition, Foods & Fitness Resources. This category includes links to everything from the American Dietetic Association to the Food Allergy Network to the National Food Safety Database.

If you're looking for the nutritional scoop on your favorite fast food, use the Fast Food Facts for a breakdown of the nutrients (or lack of) in your burger or fries. For the latest food sites, check out the well-stocked selection in Food Resources.

Galic FestivalEgg lovers will find a link to the American Egg Board which includes egg recipes, egg facts, and egg nutrition information. Garlic fans can check out killer recipes at the Garlic festival such as Garlic Guru's Caesar Salad or Creamy Zucchini and Garlic.

If you're really serious about your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, you can send in your recipes to the Nutrition Resource for a report on calories, fat (total and saturated), protein, carbohydrates, fiber, cholesterol, vitamins A and C, and more.

Finally, you can read all about it using the links to the News and Electronic Zines. For breaking news, you'll find links like CNN's Food and Health Main Page and Reuter's Health Information Services. Or, check out the Health, Medical, and Wellness Publications like the Journal of Nutrition, sure to keep you in the know about the latest in the ever-changing world of food science.

About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.




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