Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Worried about falling sales of its Diet Pepsi line of beverages, Pepsico is reformulating its diet drink. In line with the top concern voiced by customers, Pepsi is removing aspartame, a controversial artificial sweetener. This is not the first time … Continue reading

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Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

If you are a regular Fooducate community member, you’ve probably heard this from us more than once – supplements are a great way to lose money while thinking your health is improving. But don’t trust us, listen to the science. … Continue reading

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Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Good news this week. On Monday, Kraft announced that it will be removing artificial ingredients from its iconic Mac and Cheese line of products in the US by January 2016. Changes in consumer awareness and a preference for more natural … Continue reading

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High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

Starting in the late 1950′s, Americans have been warned by health experts to reduce consumption of foods high in fat. After a while, the recommendation became more specific: not all fats are bad for you, just saturated fats. In recent … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

A study encompassing over 1 million people in the UK has found a curious correlation between antibiotic use and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. For example, people who were prescribed penicillin between 2-5 times had an 8% increase in … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Kraft and Heinz announced a merger this morning. The joint company will have 8 brands selling over $1 billion annually, including Heinz Ketchup, Ore Ida, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. The merger is expected … Continue reading

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Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

A new study shows a high correlation between diet soda intake and waist circumference in older Americans. Researchers followed 700 Americans over the age of 65 for over 10 years. The diet soda drinkers gained 3.2 inches in waist circumference, … Continue reading

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What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

Titanium Dioxide is a popular chemical used to whiten paints, sunscreen, and toothpaste. It’s also used to whiten powdered sugar. Because, for some reason, regular powdered sugar just isn’t white enough. The titanium dioxide used in powdered sugar is manufactured … Continue reading

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Study Confirms: Nuts Are Good For You

Study Confirms: Nuts Are Good For You

A study published this week reviews of the diets of over 200,000 people in the US and in China has confirmed what we’ve know all along: A diet including nuts reduces the risk of heart disease. People who ate the … Continue reading

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