10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

A new study has found that insufficient levels of vitamin D in older adults doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. But it’s not just older folks who aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. Most kids don’t get sufficient amounts … Continue reading

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11 Curious Facts About Radishes

11 Curious Facts About Radishes

Here’s another one of the veggies that people don’t eat enough of. 1. Radishes are an edible root vegetable. 2. The radish is a member of the Brassicaceae family; its cousins are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip. 3. The origins … Continue reading

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Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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10 Weird Banana Facts

10 Weird Banana Facts

Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height. “Herbaceous” means there is no woody stem and all the plant matter above the ground dies at the end of a yearly cycle. What … Continue reading

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Which is Sweeter – The Red Cherry or the Yellow Cherry?

Which is Sweeter – The Red Cherry or the Yellow Cherry?

I’m in the Seattle area for the next 2 weeks with the family. We are spending this weekend hiking the spectacular Mt Rainier National Park. On the drive down from Seattle, we stopped by a fruit stand and bought some … Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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MCT Oil: What Is It and Does It Work?

MCT Oil: What Is It and Does It Work?

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. You may have noticed a new rack in the supplement section of your Whole Foods Market or health food store piled high with huge bottles of MCT … Continue reading

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Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

You may have heard the term complete protein. What does it mean, and is it something you should be worrying about? What you need to know Protein is made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 21 … Continue reading

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The Addictive Effects of Sugar Explained [Video]

The Addictive Effects of Sugar Explained [Video]

TedEd has posted a great video explaining the addictive effect of sugar on our brain. It’s only 5 minutes long. Like alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, sugar can be addictive. Watch and learn. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Survey after survey repeats the message that people are confused about what to eat. To clear confusion, at least on the fruit and vegetable question, I have reviewed the scientific … Continue reading

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