9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

If you are a regular Fooducate community member, you’ve probably heard this from us more than once – supplements are a great way to lose money while thinking your health is improving. But don’t trust us, listen to the science. … Continue reading

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Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

So, you want to lose weight but are running into roadblocks? Here are some tips that may help. 1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

Chefs and experienced home cooks know that a great soup starts with a favored liquid – stock or broth. While many of us use these terms interchangeability, there’s a technical difference: Stock is made using bones and meat. Broth is made … Continue reading

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Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Good news this week. On Monday, Kraft announced that it will be removing artificial ingredients from its iconic Mac and Cheese line of products in the US by January 2016. Changes in consumer awareness and a preference for more natural … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food. They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Bai5 is a beverage brand founded in 2009. It recently received an equity investment from the Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group. In just 5 short years, the brand has reached an impressive annual revenue of over $50 million. Bai is a sweetened … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

There’s a new organization trying to promote chemical agribusiness and the processed food industry. It’s called “Best Food Facts” (BFF) and it adorns itself with scientists and registered dietitians who answer questions about food processing, modern agriculture, and food safety. … Continue reading

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