Palm Oil – from “Sacred Food” to Global Industry

Palm Oil – from “Sacred Food” to Global Industry

Palm oil is the second most consumed vegetable oil in the world. For thousands of years, it was used and considered a “sacred food” by people in Africa and Central and South America. Palm oil is extracted from the pulp … Continue reading

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Yay – M&M’s to Lose Artificial Colors!

Yay – M&M’s to Lose Artificial Colors!

Some great news to start off the day. 10 years after removing artificial dyes from M&M’s in Europe, confectionery giant Mars is finally getting rid of them in the US as well. On Friday, Mars announced that it will be … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Food Commercials Stats

Super Bowl Food Commercials Stats

40 different brands advertised during yesterday’s Super Bowl commercial breaks. Of those, 16 were food and beverage companies (40%). There were 8 beverages and 8 food brands advertised. 4 were beer 4 were soft drinks 4 were candies and snacks … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Guacamole – The Back Story (Plus Easy Recipe)

Super Bowl Guacamole – The Back Story (Plus Easy Recipe)

About 50 Million pounds of avocado will be consumed today, Superbowl Sunday. This is the best day of the year for avocado growers, and it’s not by chance. Buffalo wings and pizza have for decades been the unofficial Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Five Healthy Snack Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

Five Healthy Snack Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

The biggest sports viewing event in the world is happening tomorrow; it will be a celebration of all that is great in America – sport, TV, friends, and food. Unfortunately for dieters, the chow served in most homes and bars … Continue reading

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Nutella Celebrates, But Should You?

Nutella Celebrates, But Should You?

Today is yet another made up marketing holiday, and this one is global. All rise for … Global Nutella Day. Should we celebrate? In 2012, Nutella agreed to pay $3 million as part of a settlement of a class action … Continue reading

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This is How Johnny Lost 25 Pounds and Is On Track to Lose 50 More

This is How Johnny Lost 25 Pounds and Is On Track to Lose 50 More

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member JohnnyLoses. Hello everyone, my name is Johnny and I am currently 2 months into weight loss, you may know me for my daily updates on the community board. So far I … Continue reading

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6 in 10 Americans Are Trying to Reduce their Sugar Intake

6 in 10 Americans Are Trying to Reduce their Sugar Intake

As we wrote in the past, sugar has become the lead nemesis of health conscious eaters. In a recent poll of nearly 2000 US adults, 58 percent said they tried to limit their sugar intake in the last month. This … Continue reading

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This is Why You Should Exercise for Health, Not Weight Loss

This is Why You Should Exercise for Health, Not Weight Loss

Many dieters are frustrated to discover that despite intensive exercise, they are barely losing weight. Some may console themselves with the misconception that they are gaining muscle, but for the most part, the discouragement is so high that it leads … Continue reading

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Diet Coke’s New Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

Diet Coke’s New Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

Soft drinks are bad for you, whether it’s the sugar calories in regular cola, or the artificial sweeteners in zero-calorie drinks. In a desperate attempt to stop declining sales, the Coca Cola company is out with a new campaign featuring … Continue reading

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