Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. In order to make peanut … Continue reading

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What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Is Dolcia Prima Allulose the Sugar Alternative We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Move over Stevia and Splenda, there’s a new sweetener on the block. The brand name is Dolcia Prima, and it’s brought to you by the same folks who make the artificial sweetener Splenda. Here’s what you need to know: The … Continue reading

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USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

USDA Rubber Stamps Approval for GMO Apples

A new genetically modified food has been approved by the USDA and this time it’s a fruit. The arctic apple won’t brown when its flesh is exposed to air. At first though, this seems cool – nobody wants to bite … Continue reading

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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Nestle To Drop Artificial Colors from Chocolate Candies

Nestle To Drop Artificial Colors from Chocolate Candies

More good news coming from the food industry. After years of trying to convince Americans that artificial food dyes are safe, another mega-food corporation has listened to the people and decided to replace them with natural dyes. Nestlé USA has … Continue reading

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Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Every once in a while we get an inspirational email from a Fooducate community member that we must share. Today, a determined young man tells his story. “Hey Fooducate community! My name is Nathan, I’m 18 years old and a … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment on emotional eating. In part 1 we defined emotional eating. In part 2, we showed you how to identify when it happens to you. Today we will discuss the ways to reduce your … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: Catching It Just In Time (Miniseries Part 2 of 3)

Emotional Eating: Catching It Just In Time (Miniseries Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday we defined emotional eating and the difference between physical and emotional hunger. Today we’ll help you identify when it happens to you. Here are a few general questions to ask yourself: 1. Does stress lead me to eat more … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: What Is It?  (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

Emotional Eating: What Is It? (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 of a three part miniseries on a very touchy subject. Today, we will define emotional eating and show you how it differs from physical hunger. In part 2, we will provide tools to help you understand when … Continue reading

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