Warning Labels on Sugary Soft Drinks

Warning Labels on Sugary Soft Drinks

Can warning labels on sugary soft drinks help reduce obesity? If you ask Coke and Pepsi, the answer will be no. If you ask public health activists, the answer will be yes. A group of researchers decided to test people’s … Continue reading

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Soup Cleanse: Healthier than Juice Cleanse?

Soup Cleanse: Healthier than Juice Cleanse?

We’ve been very vocal in the past about juice cleanses. Cleanse diets are supposed to help you lose weight fast, and additionally clean your gut and liver from “toxins”. Fast weight loss happens because people basically starve themselves for days … Continue reading

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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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