Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Last week, the FDA finalized the nutrition labeling requirements for food products sold in the US. Manufacturers have 2 years to adjust their labels. One of the interesting changes is a new requirement, to label vitamin D content. What is … Continue reading

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The NEW Nutrition Label is Coming

The NEW Nutrition Label is Coming

Two years ago, the FDA announced that it was planning to redo the nutrition facts label that appears on almost all food items in America. It presented a new label and asked the public and food companies for feedback. On … Continue reading

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5 Tips for the Spiralizing Beginner

5 Tips for the Spiralizing Beginner

A hot trend that is catching on beyond the low-carb and diet circles is the use of spiralizers to create vegetable noodles. A spiralizer is a relatively inexpensive piece of hardware that you can use to transform vegetables like zucchini … Continue reading

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Cheez-It Whole Grain. Or Not.

Cheez-It Whole Grain. Or Not.

Kellogg’s is being sued for misleading consumers about its Cheez It crackers. While the The package boldly claims “Whole Grain”, the first ingredient is actually refined flour, not whole grain flour. Most of the health benefits of grain based foods … Continue reading

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Carol’s Weight Loss Breakthrough

Carol’s Weight Loss Breakthrough

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Carol2699 I remember the day so well. It was July 2013, and I was directing a kids carnival at our church. I had to sit down, because my knees ached so … Continue reading

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Ghee – A Better Alternative to Butter?

Ghee – A Better Alternative to Butter?

Are you a fan of butter but interested in trying something new? How about some ghee (pronounced gee, like geek without the k). Ghee is made by clarifying butter and has been used in India for cooking and in Ayurvedic … Continue reading

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Advanced Sleep Strategies for Weight Loss

Advanced Sleep Strategies for Weight Loss

We all know that a good night’s sleep is crucial for weight loss. When we are tired we are more susceptible to caloric temptations. The scientific explanation lies in the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin whose levels increase the less we … Continue reading

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Interesting Findings from the FDA’s Health & Diet Survey

Interesting Findings from the FDA’s Health & Diet Survey

If you read nutrition labels, you are impacted by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), the federal regulatory body tasked with ensuring you know what you are buying / putting in your mouth. Every few years, the FDA conducts a … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Healthy Bar?

What Constitutes a Healthy Bar?

Last year, the FDA warned KIND Snacks that the marketing claims on its bars are in violation of labeling regulations. KIND stated that its bars are “healthy”, but the word must be used in accordance with the regulation posted in … Continue reading

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Sara’s Weight Loss – Third Time is a Charm

Sara’s Weight Loss – Third Time is a Charm

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Sara4704. Hi! Thanks for reading my story and I’m honored to share my story with all of you. This is not my first weight loss attempt. I’ve done it several times. … Continue reading

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