Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Fooducate community member @sunsky16 messaged us with a question that many of you may be asking yourselves: “Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

There’s a great article in The Atlantic about America’s best selling apple – the Red Delicious. It’s the story of an apple that looks great, but tastes terrible. “Bumped around the bottom of lunch bags as schoolchildren rummage for chips … Continue reading

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A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell’s subsidiary, is on a tear with new product introductions. Last month we wrote about their new salad dressings. Today – a new line of beverages called summertime smoothies. Here’s the marketing pitch for the Amazing Mango … Continue reading

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Name These 3 Fruits (plus some thoughts about variety)

Name These 3 Fruits (plus some thoughts about variety)

Eating healthfully may seem boring after a while. The same salad every day for lunch, boring greens, an apple a day, etc… And all the while we are tempted with an endless stream of marketing messages to buy this or … Continue reading

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Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

One of the things that kills me to see, is a toddler toting a sippy cup filled with apple juice. The sugar in the juice is a double whammy – ruining a nascent set of teeth and setting the child … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Two Apples…?

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Two Apples…?

The famous adage, coined by Benjamin Franklin, has done good for the apple industry. And science has long backed the health benefits of apple consumption. Aside from the nutrient rich profile (vitamins, minerals, fiber), apples help reduce inflammation and play … Continue reading

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Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

A big thanks to Carol Harvey for taking these pictures at her local Trader Joe’s earlier this week. They have signs in the produce department pointing out the alleged nutritional benefits of various fruits and veggies. One word: Embarrassing! 1. … Continue reading

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