Another Reason to Limit Fast Food Intake

Another Reason to Limit Fast Food Intake

People who eat fast food know that it is higher in calories, unhealthy fats, sugar and sodium when compared to home cooked meals. Now, there is another reason to reduce fast food consumption. In a study of close to 9000 … Continue reading

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Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member ChrisSun. When I was young I never had to worry about my weight, I could eat whatever I wanted and I would never gain. Then I had a baby, I … Continue reading

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Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Edible Flowers – at the Intersection of Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Have you ever seen flowers decorating a dish on your plate at a restaurant? Did you try to eat them? Numerous types of flowers are, in fact, edible. Unless noted otherwise, the petals are the part you eat. Some have … Continue reading

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What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

Happy Tax Day! Did you know that more people think it’s easier to file their income tax on their own than it is to choose healthy food? In a survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in 2012, … Continue reading

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No, Adding the Word QUINOA to a Product’s Name Does Not Make It Healthy!

No, Adding the Word QUINOA to a Product’s Name Does Not Make It Healthy!

Case in point is this new product from Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo: Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit, & Nut Flavor. Quinoa is an amazing grain, providing 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. … Continue reading

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Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Eating 3/4 of a cup of pulses every day can help you lose a bit more weight, according to a new meta study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Pulses, if you are not familiar, include beans, peas, … Continue reading

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Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

A new study, published in Circulation this month, is punching another hole in the wall of advice given to Americans for years to eat low-fat dairy. The health of over 3000 healthy adults was assessed over the course of 15-20 … Continue reading

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Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide, is colorless, odorless, and has slight anesthetic properties. It has been loved by dentists and their patients for over 200 years. You may be surprised to learn that it is also used in whipped cream … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Calamari

Thoughts on Calamari

Some types of food are quite popular in restaurants, but are rarely prepared at home. One of them is calamari, which is the dining term for squid. Perhaps it’s the challenge of preparation that makes people apprehensive – it’s very … Continue reading

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The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

If you are on a diet right now, or trying to lose weight, there is a giant industry out there you should be familiar with. * Americans spend over $60,000,000,000 to lose weight, every year! That’s sixty billion dollars. * … Continue reading

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