Diet Coke’s New Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

Diet Coke’s New Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

Soft drinks are bad for you, whether it’s the sugar calories in regular cola, or the artificial sweeteners in zero-calorie drinks. In a desperate attempt to stop declining sales, the Coca Cola company is out with a new campaign featuring … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

What’s the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

As you probably know, studies have shown that cacao beans may have a number of health benefits. Through the marketing might of candy manufacturers, this research has been translated into a common belief that chocolate can be healthy for you. … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know On National Peanut Butter Day

10 Things to Know On National Peanut Butter Day

Today is National Peanut Butter Day, a made up marketing holiday to help advance the market. Not that that market needs any help. Here are some interesting facts: 1. The average American consumes 3 pounds of peanut butter a year. … Continue reading

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every 5 years, the US government issues its Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a tradition dating back to 1980. The 2015 guidelines came in a bit late, published yesterday by the USDA. The reason for an update twice a decade is … Continue reading

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – What is It & Do You Need It?

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – What is It & Do You Need It?

Inflammation is the body’s way to protect itself from unwanted foreign organisms or tissue damage. It mobilizes white blood cells to create substances that surround the intruders and tries to eliminate them. In some cases, called auto-immune disease, there are … Continue reading

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10 Foods to Eat in 2016

10 Foods to Eat in 2016

Happy New Year! For many Fooducate community members, the new year means a laundry list of foods to limit and avoid. We wanted to start the year with a positive note, so here is a list of 10 foods we … Continue reading

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4 Interesting Facts About Alcohol on New Year’s Eve

4 Interesting Facts About Alcohol on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the most popular drinking day of the year. Here are some interesting facts to impress your drinking mates this evening. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Women’s bodies have a higher fat-to-water ratio, which affects … Continue reading

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Warning! Eating With Your Eyes May Lead to Obesity

Warning! Eating With Your Eyes May Lead to Obesity

Can viewing pictures of appetizing foods on social media be a driving factor in the global obesity epidemic? Scientists at the Crossmodal Research Lab, Oxford University reviewed recent studies and their answer is a resounding YES. From an evolutionary perspective, … Continue reading

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The Humble Cabbage – 11 Things You Didn’t Know

The Humble Cabbage – 11 Things You Didn’t Know

Cabbage is widely available from late fall throughout the winter. It is abundant and affordable, making it a perfect ingredient for cold, snow-day recipes. Here are a few things you didn’t know about this wonder-vegetable. 1. Cabbage is a multi-layered … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Dear Fooducate community, Merry Christmas! Have an awesome holiday, enjoy the warmth and comfort of family, friends, and great food. Hugs from the Fooducate team FREE: Lose weight with Fooducate Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

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