Cilantro Love. Or Hate

Cilantro Love. Or Hate

There are two kinds of people in the world – cilantro lovers, and cilantro haters. You can’t be in the middle. Either its particular scent and taste cause vomit-like tremors, or conversely, an anticipation for an exotic multi-faceted dish. Detractors … Continue reading

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These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

Say hello to emulsifiers, the additives in your food that are messing with your metabolism. A recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature describes the effects of ingredients such as lecithin, xanthan gum, and polysorbate 80 on the digestive … Continue reading

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My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member taram5521. For the first 28 years of my life, I was the athletic, sturdy girl.  Never fat, but never thin.  Never the skinny, and always the strong one you called … Continue reading

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The Vegan Lobby

The Vegan Lobby

As you probably know, the food and agriculture industries have very powerful voices representing them in Washington DC. Trade groups such as the Dairy Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, or the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), represent the milk, … Continue reading

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Sugar Rush – How Much Sugar is in your Food?

Sugar Rush – How Much Sugar is in your Food?

A leading cause of America’s obesity epidemic is the ubiquity of sugars in almost all the food we eat. The average American consumes over 30 teaspoons of sugar every day! These are divided among naturally occurring sugars, such as those … Continue reading

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Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Do you have a pet? If you don’t have one yet, read this and reconsider. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having a pet has multiple health benefits: decrease blood pressure decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels … Continue reading

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Why do Athletes Advertise Unhealthy Food & Beverages?

Why do Athletes Advertise Unhealthy Food & Beverages?

Top athletes enjoy a double income – one is from the team they play for. A second, far more lucrative source of income is from brand sponsorship. We can certainly understand an advertising deal between a sneaker manufacturer and a … Continue reading

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The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

St. Patrick’s Day honors Ireland’s patron St. Patrick, marking the date of his death. It became an official holiday in the early 17th century. In the US, St. Patrick’s Day has transcended religion and is a celebration of Irish heritage, … Continue reading

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Think Thin Protein Smoothie Mix – Review

Think Thin Protein Smoothie Mix – Review

Think Thin is a brand of protein bars that we reviewed a while ago and were not apt to recommend due to its highly processed ingredient list. That didn’t stop the company from growing its sales and expanding its offerings. … Continue reading

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Branched Chain Amino Acids – Worthwhile Post-Exercise Supplement?

Branched Chain Amino Acids – Worthwhile Post-Exercise Supplement?

If your exercise regimen includes resistance training, lifting weights, or other high intensity routines, you may have heard of BCAAs, a supplement purported to improve muscle recovery and rebuilding. What exactly are BCAAs, and do they deliver on their promise? … Continue reading

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