14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

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Walnuts are Wonderful!

Walnuts are Wonderful!

Today is National Walnut Day, a made up marketing holiday to get people talking about … walnuts. We’re suckers for for real food, so we will oblige, and inform you about the many benefits of this nuts. Walnuts are a … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Happy Mother’s Day! None of us would be where we are without our moms. For good, and, sometimes, for bad. We asked Fooducate community members a simple question: “How did your mom shape your eating habits?” Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Scientists at UC Davis conducted an interesting study with the participation of 85 young healthy adults. During a two week trial, participants drank a daily dose of soft drinks and had their blood tested. The participants were divided into groups … Continue reading

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Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Here’s a bit of good news for fine cheese lovers. Researchers designed a study to answer the “French Paradox” – why do the French, whose diet is high in saturated fat, live linger than Americans or Brits? The accepted answer … Continue reading

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Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

98 percent of Americans don’t get enough of the micronutrient potassium in their diet. Potassium is an important mineral because it: 1. helps to build muscles, 2. balances fluid and electrolytes in the body 3. controls the electrical activity of … Continue reading

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Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

So, you want to lose weight but are running into roadblocks? Here are some tips that may help. 1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

Chefs and experienced home cooks know that a great soup starts with a favored liquid – stock or broth. While many of us use these terms interchangeability, there’s a technical difference: Stock is made using bones and meat. Broth is made … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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