NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

February was American Heart Month. Valentine’s day aside, how did your heart fare? According to the CDC, over 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. About one in four US deaths is from heart disease – 600,000 people a … Continue reading

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Six Sodium Booby Traps to Watch Out For

Six Sodium Booby Traps to Watch Out For

The American Heart Association reminded us this week that people are consuming too much salt. The AHA has put together a list of the top food offenders they call the Salty Six: Breads and rolls Cold cuts and cured meats … Continue reading

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A Semi-Sweet Recap: Sugary Beverage Summit

A Semi-Sweet Recap: Sugary Beverage Summit

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Lisa Sutherland, PhD Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in collaboration with other organizations, presented the Sugary Drinks Summit of 2012 in Washington, DC.  Co-sponsoring the event with CSPI … Continue reading

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Some Inconvenient Facts on National Orange Juice Day

Some Inconvenient Facts on National Orange Juice Day

You gotta love these made up holidays marketers come up with to promote consumption of this or that product. Well, today is OJ day. We thought it would be a good opportunity to point out some inconvenient facts: 1. Orange … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Salt Intake

9 Ways to Reduce Your Salt Intake

There’s a war going on now in the food/health space. In the last few years, excess salt consumption has been identified by leading health organizations as a contributor to various diseases including hypertension, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, stomach cancer, and … Continue reading

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Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Table Salt? [Myth Busting]

Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Table Salt? [Myth Busting]

There’s a nice growing business of boutique salts being sold at Whole Foods Market and other high end stores. They come in different colors and granule sizes. They look really good on display. But are celebrity sea salts any healthier … Continue reading

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Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

The American Heart Association’s Circulation Magazine just published a report which concludes with something everyone already knows: Consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positivelyassociated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovasculardisease risk. read more… Researchers from the CDC … Continue reading

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Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Take a look at Time online, with a good writeup of the confusing front-of-pack labels that shoppers for healthy food are seeing in supermarkets these days. The article covers the following systems, with commentary on pros and cons of each. … Continue reading

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V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

From Fooducate reader Luke: “My question has to do with V8 (the original, or the spicy hot version of the original). Avoid? OK to buy? Please help!” We certainly can understand the confusion. Just take a look at V8′s marketing … Continue reading

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Sugary Desserts to Lose Heart Check Symbol

Sugary Desserts to Lose Heart Check Symbol

The Heart Check Symbol – one of the first front-of-pack nutrition labels – was created by the American Heart Association in 1995. The idea was to give people a quick visual cue as to foods that were low in saturated … Continue reading

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