The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. For some, the last day of a long weekend, kicking off the summer and lighting up the grill. For others, a painful day of mourning. Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th. About 40 years … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Grilling & Nutrition Tips

Memorial Day Grilling & Nutrition Tips

Despite its name and historical significance, for most Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of grilling season. The nation’s appreciation for fallen heroes is intertwined with families and friends getting together to celebrate the season’s first barbeque. When you … Continue reading

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Super Spirulina Smoothie

Super Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina is a blue-green algae rich with protein, vitamins (like B complex, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron), minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants. According to the University of  Maryland Medical Center, spirulina holds a number of health benefits: * boosting the … Continue reading

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Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Once upon a time you’d drive to a gas station to get your car filled up. Today, there’s a good chance you will fill yourself up as well. There are fast food joints, delis, and convenience stores in almost every … Continue reading

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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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DIY Dairy-Free Milk

DIY Dairy-Free Milk

Dairy-free milk has grown exceedingly popular in the past few years. People are choosing dairy-free milk for a number of reasons: lactose intolerance and other digestive issues unhealthy and unethical factory farming practices, hope for clearer skin. To cater to … 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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