The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

And what does this have to do with pink slime?  New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  In one of the quickest turnarounds we’ve seen in the food industry, Starbucks has just announced that it will be removing the red bug … Continue reading

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How Hard is it to be Vegan?

How Hard is it to be Vegan?

More and more we read about the health benefits of a plant based diet. You know, eat less meat, consume plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, get your protein from legumes and such. About 7 million Americans are vegetarians – … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an investment in keeping our bodies healthy. According to Clare McKindley, a clinical dietitian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, “buying what’s in season keeps your … Continue reading

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Your Favorite Gluten Free Foods Are…?

Your Favorite Gluten Free Foods Are…?

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  The Gluten Free product category has been booming in recent years, reaching close to $3 Billion in sales last year. Although less than 1% of Americans suffer from Celiac disease, … Continue reading

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4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS I’d like to show you what food companies are doing to improve the nutrition labeling characteristics of their products. Having a special interest in dairy products, I’ll begin by using two … Continue reading

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Complete the sentence: McDonald’s at a Hospital is like…

Complete the sentence: McDonald’s at a Hospital is like…

McDonald’s at a Hospital is like – a cardiologist smoking – an obese dietitian – etc…. What you need to know: There are 26 hospitals in the US with active McDonald’s restaurants on premises today. These include children’s hospitals like … Continue reading

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Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

We spotted this very cool package design at last month’s Natural Food Expo in Los Angeles. The Newspaper theme was well thought out, cleanly laid out and certainly made the mouth water. The “100% All Natural” headline also looked appealing. … Continue reading

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The Anti Antibiotic FDA. Too Little, Too Late?

The Anti Antibiotic FDA. Too Little, Too Late?

Thirty five years after it initially proposed limiting the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock, the FDA has finally taken a substantive step in this direction. In a press release yesterday, the government body (whose role is to … Continue reading

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How to Wean Yourself Off Sugary Drinks

How to Wean Yourself Off Sugary Drinks

This is a guest blog post by Heather K. Jones, RD Whether you’re trying to clean up your diet, eat healthy, or lose weight, one thing is for sure: drinking sugary calories is a healthy diet DON’T. Downing sugary drinks increases … Continue reading

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