Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Spotted in the wild – Hunt’s “100% Natural” Tomato Ketchup. The Con-Agra owned brand boast No preservatives, and No high fructose corn syrup on the front of pack. This is the copy on the back: “From the tomato experts: Hunt’s … Continue reading

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Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

Maraschino Cherries are the ultra-sweet, plastic tasting condiments one often encounters topping ice cream desserts or added to cocktails. They are very pretty but most certainly don’t taste anything like real cherries. How did wonderful fresh cherries become “Maraschino”? There’s … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

A new study has found that insufficient levels of vitamin D in older adults doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. But it’s not just older folks who aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. Most kids don’t get sufficient amounts … Continue reading

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Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

There’s no stopping the energy drink market, unfortunately. Instead of proper nutrition and sleep, people are seeking a shortcut in the form of sugary caffeine boosts. Monster is a category leader in a market that is growing 10% a year. … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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Should I Refrigerate My Peanut Butter (Or Any Nut Butter)?

Should I Refrigerate My Peanut Butter (Or Any Nut Butter)?

A Fooducate community member recently asked about the shelf life of nut butters. Here’s what you need to know. Peanut, almond, and cashew butters are not only tasty, they are a good source of healthy unsaturated fats. These fats are … Continue reading

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False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

Take a look at this product. It’s brand name includes the word “organic”. It is “made with organic wheat flour & organic sugar”. If you are a consumer interested in buying certified organic products, you may be tempted to buy … Continue reading

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What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

A milk allergy and dairy intolerance are two different things. People that are allergic to milk have an adverse reaction to one or more of the proteins in milk. The reaction can range from mild stomach discomfort to full fledged … Continue reading

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