Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

An open secret in the grocery business is that vast amounts of perfectly fine produce is thrown away every day because it does not conform to strict visual guidelines, or, in other words, is unsellable. It could be a pear … Continue reading

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The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The ritual of weighing oneself is part and parcel of dieting. We’re all familiar with the feelings of anxiety mixed with hope as we place our feet on the scale. How much did I lose? Did I gain? Am I … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

Today is National Pretzel Day, a made up marketing holiday with an enticing freebie. Various chains will be handing out free pretzels to customers. Is this a good idea for someone watching what they eat? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Cheesy Spinach Bites [Recipe]

Cheesy Spinach Bites [Recipe]

Spinach is probably one of the healthiest foods out there. Our friends at How Does it Grow have prepared an awesome video explaining how spinach is grown, all year long. Here’s a fun recipe as well, for Cheesy Spinach Bites … Continue reading

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8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

Looking for something besides coffee to help keep your brain sharp throughout the day? Try one of these foods, which studies have shown to improve cognitive function. 1. Leafy greens In a 2015 study on older adults, those who ate … Continue reading

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Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member ChrisSun. When I was young I never had to worry about my weight, I could eat whatever I wanted and I would never gain. Then I had a baby, I … Continue reading

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Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Have you ever seen flowers decorating a dish on your plate at a restaurant? Did you try to eat them? Numerous types of flowers are, in fact, edible. Unless noted otherwise, the petals are the part you eat. Some have … Continue reading

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What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

Happy Tax Day! Did you know that more people think it’s easier to file their income tax on their own than it is to choose healthy food? In a survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in 2012, … Continue reading

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Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

A new study, published in Circulation this month, is punching another hole in the wall of advice given to Americans for years to eat low-fat dairy. The health of over 3000 healthy adults was assessed over the course of 15-20 … Continue reading

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Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide, is colorless, odorless, and has slight anesthetic properties. It has been loved by dentists and their patients for over 200 years. You may be surprised to learn that it is also used in whipped cream … Continue reading

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