What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

Did you know that in the US, 7 of the top 10 beers, by sales, are light beers? They accounted for a whopping 46 percent of units sold last year. One in 5 beers sold here is … Bud Light. … Continue reading

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Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Processed food is not evil. It helps us spend less time in the fields or in the kitchen and more time doing important things such as playing with our kids or working overtime. One of the tenets of processed foods … Continue reading

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Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Take a look at the “health” claims on this package of tortilla chips: Contains Antioxidant POWER Gluten Free Made with non GMO ingredients Added Fiber It’s not a snack, it’s a health food! That’s what manufacturers would have us believe. … Continue reading

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Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

People like to eat pastries. They are a flavorful combination of flour, sugar, and fats. In generations past, pastries were prepared with either butter or lard. But these fats are at the same time too expensive and unhealthy. They are … Continue reading

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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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4 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

4 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for the growth and repair of various tissues in the human body. We can’t produce it on our own and thus need a constant supply from food. Oranges, and to a large extent the … Continue reading

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Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips is a young company that offers what is supposedly a healthier alternative to potato chips. It recently expanded to tortilla chips as well. The tagline for their Ranch Tortilla Chips is “all the flavor. half the fat”. We decided … Continue reading

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