Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial is being sued in California for falsely advertising its sunflower drink as all natural, when, according to the plaintiffs, it is not. This is not the first time a food company is being sued with respect to “all … 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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Do Men Cook More than Women?

Do Men Cook More than Women?

Not yet. But according to GFK, an international market research firm, the gap between the sexes when it comes to cooking meals at home is getting smaller and smaller. In a survey of 27,000 adults in 22 countries, men averaged … Continue reading

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Your Healthy Recipes, Now on the Fooducate iPhone App!

Your Healthy Recipes, Now on the Fooducate iPhone App!

We’re happy to announce a new feature on the Fooducate iPhone app – healthy recipes. From smoothies to salads to main dishes, the Fooducate community has shared countless of pictures of meals on the app. This has led to folks … Continue reading

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Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

The foundation of any salad, especially at fast food and quick serve restaurants, is lettuce. We all know this leafy vegetable is low in calories, but does lettuce provide any nutritional value? The answer: yes, a little. There are several … Continue reading

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BFF? The Supplement Industry & the FDA

BFF? The Supplement Industry & the FDA

The New York Times recently published a very saddening story about the FDA’s loose and possibly negligent oversight of the $35 billion supplement industry. The article starts with the story of acacia rigidula, a Mexican shrub whose presence in supplements should … Continue reading

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A Simple Explanation: the Difference Between Baking Soda & Baking Powder

A Simple Explanation: the Difference Between Baking Soda & Baking Powder

Baking Soda and Baking Powder are both leavening agents. They help dough rise by creating tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a chemical reaction with other elements of the dough. 1. Baking soda reacts with acidic ingredients such as … Continue reading

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I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

Words are powerful, especially the words we tell ourselves. Changing the language you use to describe your food choices can have a substantial impact on your diet success. In a study published by researchers at the University of Houston’s C. T. … Continue reading

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