How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

Many people don’t really think about this weekend, and especially today, as a memorial day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, it has come to signify the first long summer weekend, celebrated with sales at shopping malls and grand barbecues. How did we … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

Spices are such a joy. Imagine life in medievel Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. The culinary arts have come a long way since. Today we can enjoy flavors from around the globe just by … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

It doesn’t get much healthier than broccoli. This veggie is a nutrition powerhouse: Only 27 calories per 1/2 cup cooked 10% of daily fiber (3 g) 25% Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 138% Vitamin K 21% of Folate The problem … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

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Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Plum Organics is a popular brand of squeezable food, targeting health conscious parents of toddlers who prefer organic and natural ingredients in travel safe packaging. The company has been so successful that Campbell’s acquired it a few years ago. Plum’s … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Happy Mother’s Day! None of us would be where we are without our moms. For good, and, sometimes, for bad. We asked Fooducate community members a simple question: “How did your mom shape your eating habits?” Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

A small study has demonstrated a marked difference between the consumption of two different kinds of sugars often found in foods and drinks. Glucose and fructose are both monosaccharides, the most basic unit of carbohydrate. Table sugar (sucrose) is made … Continue reading

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