Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Every once in a while we get an inspirational email from a Fooducate community member that we must share. Today, a determined young man tells his story. “Hey Fooducate community! My name is Nathan, I’m 18 years old and a … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment on emotional eating. In part 1 we defined emotional eating. In part 2, we showed you how to identify when it happens to you. Today we will discuss the ways to reduce your … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: Catching It Just In Time (Miniseries Part 2 of 3)

Emotional Eating: Catching It Just In Time (Miniseries Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday we defined emotional eating and the difference between physical and emotional hunger. Today we’ll help you identify when it happens to you. Here are a few general questions to ask yourself: 1. Does stress lead me to eat more … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: What Is It?  (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

Emotional Eating: What Is It? (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 of a three part miniseries on a very touchy subject. Today, we will define emotional eating and show you how it differs from physical hunger. In part 2, we will provide tools to help you understand when … Continue reading

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What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

Happy President’s Day! Our founding fathers lived in an agrarian society at the dawn of the industrial revolution. Food was hard to produce and required substantial daily effort from almost all families. A bad season could lead to widespread hunger. … Continue reading

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Can Spicy Food Help With Weight Loss?

Can Spicy Food Help With Weight Loss?

Can spicy food help with weight loss? According to researchers from the University of Wyoming, the answer is yes, and it lies in the common chili pepper. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chilis that makes them hot. It is … Continue reading

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7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you planning to blow loads of money today to show your love? Will you go to a five star restaurant? Buy an expensive gift? The Beatles once sang “Can’t Buy me Love”, but … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the best ways to judge consumer concerns about packaged foods is to look at the claims on the packaging. Manufacturers use these claims to offer reassurance that products … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The big news in health nutrition circles is that the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for America will no longer vilify cholesterol. Published every 5 years since 1980 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

In yet another win for consumers, Breyers Ice Cream will no longer be made with rBST milk. The announcement was recently made by Unilever, Breyers parent company, and will encompass all the ice cream brands under its umbrella, including Magnum, … Continue reading

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