Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

More good news this morning! Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, owned by Yum Brands, have separately announced changes in their product formulation, focusing on removing artificial ingredients. Taco Bell announced that it will be removing artificial colors and flavors from … Continue reading

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Soft Drinks and Juice – Bad for Your Teeth, But Not Because of Sugar

Soft Drinks and Juice – Bad for Your Teeth, But Not Because of Sugar

As if you needed more reasons to ease up on your soft drink addiction. A recent study, encompassing over 3500 participants has shown that increased consumption of fruit juice and soft drinks leads to dental erosion. This time, the problem … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body – ¬†55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

A small study has demonstrated a marked difference between the consumption of two different kinds of sugars often found in foods and drinks. Glucose and fructose are both monosaccharides, the most basic unit of carbohydrate. Table sugar (sucrose) is made … Continue reading

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Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Yet another food company / restaurant chain is announcing a change to its ingredients. This time it is Panera Bread. After reviewing over 450 ingredients it uses for food preparation, the chain has created a “No No List” of ingredients … Continue reading

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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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