Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Reason # 1: Vitamin C One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system. Reason # 2: Fiber … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

Raise your hand if you don’t like strawberries…This gift to mankind from mother nature may be the ultimate snack. Here’s why you should be eating more. ONE A 1-cup serving  (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories! TWO That single … Continue reading

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What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

UPDATE: 7 Up announced on Thursday Nov 9 that it will discontinue the product. (h/t to Nancy) Did you know you that soft drinks are now a source of antioxidants? At least that’s what 7Up would have you believe if … Continue reading

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Want to be Sexy? Eat Veggies with Carotenoids

Want to be Sexy? Eat Veggies with Carotenoids

A new twist on the adage “You are what you eat” – You look like what you eat. The food you eat has a visible effect on skin tone, which can cause you to appear healthier and more attractive to … Continue reading

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Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Snackers of the world – rejoice. Two recent studies are telling us Fooducate’s favorite snacks are healthy! Woo hoo! Research conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has found that popcorn has more polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) than … Continue reading

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Wonderful Walnuts

Wonderful Walnuts

Did you know that less than 10% of Americans consume tree nuts in their raw form?  Tree nuts include walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts,cashews, pecans, pine nuts, almonds and pistachios.  Today we’ll talk about walnuts. Walnuts are simply wonderful. They’re tasty, affordable and … Continue reading

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How Smoking Affects Nutrition

How Smoking Affects Nutrition

Everyone knows smoking is bad for health. It causes cancer and heart disease to name a few maladies. Everyone can tell you that. If you’re a smoker, you should quit. But if you are having a hard time and you … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Resveratrol Deluge

Get Ready for the Resveratrol Deluge

Marketers have, for years, made billions of dollars from consumers’ never-ending quest for the quick and easy fix to bad eating habits. Acai berry snack, drinks and pills are just one recent example. It seems like the next wave of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday (sort of) to Vitamin C

Happy Birthday (sort of) to Vitamin C

If you’ve noticed today’s Google Doodle, it depicts oranges and strawberries. Clicking on the link takes you to the Wikipedia page for one Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986), who discovered vitamin C in the early 1930′s. He even got a Nobel Prize for it. … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

This week we are excited to try out a new way of presenting helpful nutrition information with a tool called Prezi! Prezi takes boring slideshows to a whole new level and you will see the cool ways we used it … Continue reading

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