Is Evaporated Cane Juice Healthier than Sugar?

Is Evaporated Cane Juice Healthier than Sugar?

Sugar is bad for you, and seeing it listed in a product’s ingredient’s list is a serious turn-off. That’s why food manufacturers like to use “healthier” ingredients, for example evaporated cane juice. It sounds much healthier than table sugar, but … Continue reading

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The Top 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables by Nutrient Density. Kale is only #15

The Top 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables by Nutrient Density. Kale is only #15

A study recently published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal aimed to classify the fruits and vegetables that are super foods. The term coined for these foods was Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables (PFV). The scientist behind … Continue reading

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Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Everyone and their sister is getting on the protein bandwagon these days. Snack bars are leading the crusade to bulk up our protein intake. Nature Valley, a General Mills subsidiary, is no exception. Today we’ll analyze the company’s Protein Chewy … Continue reading

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Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Major news in the cereal world last week. Cheerios, the most popular brand of breakfast cereal, has joined the protein arms race with the introduction of 2 new cereals fortified with protein clusters. With carbs deemed evil, and fats as … Continue reading

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Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

At Fooducate, we are big fans of nuts and seeds as snacks. Eaten with a piece of fruit, they provide a great combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Let’s talk peanuts, shall we? Although technically a legume, not a … Continue reading

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Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS There is a big problem with determining nutritional requirements for omega-3 fats. Even though they are almost universally praised as promoting health and well being, it is not possible to define … Continue reading

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Caffeinated Chocolate Anyone?

Caffeinated Chocolate Anyone?

If you are a caffeine junky, but don’t necessarily want to consume it in liquid form, take note of this chocolate bar, aptly named “Awake”. The 1.5 ounce treat contains 100mg of caffeine,  equivalent to an average cup of coffee. … Continue reading

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Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Trader Joe’s is considered the “good guy” in the foodie world, because the grocery retailer refuses to sell products with controversial ingredients in its stores. That does not automatically translate to healthy, even though some products could fool you. Take … Continue reading

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Himalayan Salt – 10 Things to Know

Himalayan Salt – 10 Things to Know

Himalayan salts is actually not from the Himalayas. It is sourced from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan, about 300 miles to the west of the Himalayan Mountain Range. This salt mine is the second largest in the world, and … Continue reading

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What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

Sophie’s is a new and small manufacturer of Greek yogurt with the tag-line “No sugar added non-fat Greek yogurt”. This is exciting, as unsweetened yogurts are hard to come by these days. We expected the Blueberry Cobbler flavor to be … Continue reading

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