How to Choose Eggnog

How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? Eggnog is a dairy based drink, with sugar, spices (usually nutmeg), egg yolks, and alcohol added. Although you can make your own eggnog quite easily, … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

Cooking with wine is a an age-old tradition that upgrades the flavor of any dish. The other day, we were enjoying a modified beef bourguignon with the kids. My son, who had earlier seen me pour an entire bottle’s worth … Continue reading

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5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

Looking at some analytic data from the Fooducate app usage, we noticed an interesting trend. A certain percentage of people who keep pretty good track of their food intake on weekdays, seem to drop off on the weekends. If this … Continue reading

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Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Now that “lite” beers are everywhere, are “skinny” cocktails the next battle-the-bulge-with-booze trend? And what are the labeling regulations, if any, for these brazenly … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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On a Diet? Planning to Drink this Weekend? Read This First

On a Diet? Planning to Drink this Weekend? Read This First

Trying to lose weight does not mean abstaining from alcohol. It just means you need to be cognizant of the calories you’re putting in your body and not overdoing it. If you like to mix your alcohol with juice or … Continue reading

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Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! Tequila is probably the best recognized spirit of Mexico. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Tequila is the name of a city in Mexico where the alcohol was first produced 500 years ago. 2. Tequila is … Continue reading

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Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

There are some people who can’t resist sugary treats. We say they have a sweet tooth. But pretty soon, we may be calling them “sugar addicts”. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have published a position paper in … Continue reading

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