Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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Do Men Cook More than Women?

Do Men Cook More than Women?

Not yet. But according to GFK, an international market research firm, the gap between the sexes when it comes to cooking meals at home is getting smaller and smaller. In a survey of 27,000 adults in 22 countries, men averaged … Continue reading

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BFF? The Supplement Industry & the FDA

BFF? The Supplement Industry & the FDA

The New York Times recently published a very saddening story about the FDA’s loose and possibly negligent oversight of the $35 billion supplement industry. The article starts with the story of acacia rigidula, a Mexican shrub whose presence in supplements should … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to the Fooducate Community. Here’s to a great spring day of hope, rejuvenation, and joy! Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, here are a few interesting things to know: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Per capita consumption in 2014 was 260 eggs, … Continue reading

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A Scientific Explanation for Food Cravings

A Scientific Explanation for Food Cravings

Do you ever get food cravings? An irresistible urge to eat a specific food that leads to a bad mood or even physical pangs of hunger? If you answered yes, you’re not crazy or special. Scientists are exploring the ways … Continue reading

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Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Even if you live under a rock, you know that in the US the current recommendation for most of the population is to enjoy 3 servings of dairy a day, including milk. One of the most well funded and persuasive … Continue reading

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When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

The rise of TV cooking shows over the past several decades should have been accompanied by an increase in home cooked meals, but unfortunately that is not the case. Shows like Master Chef are the equivalent of Olympic gymnastics – … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Guinness is Good for You”. That’s what the brewery claimed about its Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on the scientific method of asking people how they felt after drinking a pint! Most answered that they felt better. … Continue reading

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