Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

You may have heard the term complete protein. What does it mean, and is it something you should be worrying about? What you need to know Protein is made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 21 … Continue reading

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That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

Or try Fooducate’sĀ Online Nutrition App! If you have read the ingredient list of your favorite energy drink, you may have noticed an ingredient by the name of taurine. Here are 10 things you need to know: Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Aspartame, Phenylalanine, and Those Scary Warnings on Soft Drinks

7 Things to Know about Aspartame, Phenylalanine, and Those Scary Warnings on Soft Drinks

Fooducate community member Skyler asks about a warning she saw on a pack of gum – “Phenylketonurics – contains phenylalanine” What is this? And what does it have to do with chewing gum? Or diet soda? What you need to … Continue reading

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11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

As if we haven’t got enough things to worry about, 8 years ago Swedish scientists discovered that acrylamide, a synthetic potentially dangerous chemical used for various industrial purposes, also appears in french fries and potato chips. More accurately, it forms … Continue reading

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