Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

At Fooducate, we’re no advocates of sugary drinks. They are empty calories with a helping of increased risk for diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Unlike soft drinks, whose sales are slowly decreasing, energy drinks are growing in popularity. This is … Continue reading

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Sugar is Poison. True or False?

Sugar is Poison. True or False?

Not all calories are the same. Eating 200 calories of broccoli will have a different impact on your health, and possibly your weight, compared to eating 200 calories of candy. We all intuitively understand this, but nutrition researchers have had … Continue reading

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Are Bacon, Hot Dogs and Beef Really Carcinogens?

Are Bacon, Hot Dogs and Beef Really Carcinogens?

You may have already heard the news. The World Health Organization (WHO), published the findings of a massive meta-study, correlating the consumption of processed meats with colorectal cancer. Over 800 studies from the last decades were reviewed by a team … Continue reading

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Great News: Coke Drops Sponsorship of Dietitian Organization

Great News: Coke Drops Sponsorship of Dietitian Organization

This weekend, Nashville, Tennessee hosted 10,000 dietitians for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). This is the largest gathering of dietitians from the US and around the world. It is produced by the Academy of Nutrition and … Continue reading

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Want to Live Longer? Spice it Up!

Want to Live Longer? Spice it Up!

People who eat spicy food live longer. In a massive study conducted in China, compared with people who ate spicy foods less than once a week, those who consumed spicy foods daily had a 14% lower risk of death. This is … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Child to Eat Like a Champion

How to Get Your Child to Eat Like a Champion

If you are an athlete, or raising one, you are very well aware of the specific nutritional needs of people expected to perform at high calibre. Jill Castle is a nutritionist, author, and parent to 4 young athletes. We were … Continue reading

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Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Do you want to live longer? Consider putting down that sugary soft drink, right now. According to a new study published in Circulation, consumption of sugary soft drinks kills 25,000 people in the US every year, or 184,000 individuals worldwide. … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

If there isn’t a watermelon chilling in your fridge right now, you’re probably living in the southern hemisphere. Or, you ran out last night. Because how else could you not want this wonderful fruit as part of your life? Here … Continue reading

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