Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Diet soft drinks have been around for decades. You would expect them to help people lose weight. But the world’s obesity epidemic is just getting worse.  There are many factors that lead to weight gain, but could the consumption of … Continue reading

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Crystal Light Liquid – A New Way to Ruin Your Water?

Crystal Light Liquid – A New Way to Ruin Your Water?

It’s getting hot, and people are drinking more to keep their bodies hydrated. Water – as we all know – is the greatest hydration solution ever created. But some people simply can’t stand the (non) taste. For those watching their … Continue reading

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Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

We ran a very informal survey on the Fooducate Facebook Page yesterday asking the community What food product or ingredient(s) would you like to see gone for good in 2013? After reading through several hundred responses here are the top … Continue reading

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New Study – Artificial Sweeteners More Fattening than Sugar!

New Study – Artificial Sweeteners More Fattening than Sugar!

Fat Rats! A recent study conducted in Brazil showed that rodents fed yogurt with aspartame or saccharin gained more weight than their brothers that ate the same amount of yogurt, but sweetened with sugar. The study was published in Appetite … Continue reading

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Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Maltodextrin is one of the most asked about ingredients found on food packaging. It is present in about 10% of packaged food products. So what exactly is maltodextrin? And why is it used in so … Continue reading

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A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

This blog post was inspired by a tweet from registered dietitian Elisa Zied (@elisazied), who several weeks ago began tweeting about her plan to stop drinking Diet Coke after years of addiction. The following is an interview with Elisa we … Continue reading

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Awesome Graphic – Our Annual Food Consumption by Category

Awesome Graphic – Our Annual Food Consumption by Category

You’ve got to check this out. The numbers will frighten you. On average, over the course of a year, each of us  consumes: 53 gallons of soda (per person, factoring in babies  and health freaks who read fooducate) 141 lbs … Continue reading

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Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Last week, ConAgra, a huge food conglomerate, recalled 800,000 units of Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Entrées. The fear – a salmonella infection that has spread to 14 states. Recalls happen every once in a while, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Stevia Too Expensive?

Stevia Too Expensive?

Image by Rock Portrait Photography via Flickr Probably the biggest news in the diet drink arena this past year has been the introduction of soft drinks sweetened with stevia. The FDA anointed stevia  GRAS status (Generally Regarded as Safe), which … Continue reading

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The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

This was the week of stevia, a new zero calorie sweetener, that got FDA approval as a safe food additive, and will shortly find its way into soft drinks and other products scattered about our supermarket aisles. If you are … Continue reading

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