The Right Way to Think About Protein

The Right Way to Think About Protein

There is a protein craze going on in this country. Since “fats are fattening and carbs are evil”, in many people’s minds protein is the only macro nutrient that’s safe to eat. Additionally, protein has been shown to aid with … Continue reading

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3 Ways Excess Sugar Ravages Your Body

3 Ways Excess Sugar Ravages Your Body

Is sugar the root cause of all our health problems? If you ask Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, the answer is yes. The dose determines the poison, and Americans are consuming 2 to … Continue reading

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California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

Last week, California’s senate passed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which will mandate sugar-sweetened beverage to display a warning label as depicted above. The measure still needs to pass the state Assembly and be signed into law by Governor … Continue reading

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Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

This is a guest post by Gretchen Witowich, MS RD. Fooducate has already elucidated the versatility of vinegar, so there’s no question that if it isn’t a staple in your pantry it should be.  However, distilled white vinegar is just … Continue reading

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Eating at a Meeting

Eating at a Meeting

Many people have a job that requires participating in meetings. Some folks spend their entire day in one meeting after another. Some of the dangers of the conference room, besides falling asleep and not getting any real work done, are … Continue reading

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How Memorial Day Was Hijacked

How Memorial Day Was Hijacked

Many people don’t think enough about Memorial Day as a day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, Memorial Day Weekend has come to signify the first long weekend of summer, celebrated on mini-getaways, grand barbecues, and sales. How exactly did we … Continue reading

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The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

This is a guest blog post by Lindsay Hill. A recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that adults that are put on statins to lower their cholesterol levels tend to eat more calories and fat than adults who … Continue reading

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Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

People love the taste of sweet. At Fooducate, we often write about the dangers of excess sugar in the American diet. We also advise against the consumption of artificial sweeteners because of potential health risks. There is a third category … Continue reading

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What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

Meet Bhutan, a tiny landlocked kingdom, wedged between China, India, and Nepal. The home to approximately 1 million people, Bhutan is still largely agrarian. But unlike most other third world countries, its farmers have for the most part resisted western … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. Where it’s from: 1) About 95% of the world’s olive oil is produced in the Mediterranean region. Consistently, the top two olive oil producing countries are Spain (about … Continue reading

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