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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14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

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Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

98 percent of Americans don’t get enough of the micronutrient potassium in their diet. Potassium is an important mineral because it: 1. helps to build muscles, 2. balances fluid and electrolytes in the body 3. controls the electrical activity of … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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You’ll Find It Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

You’ll Find It Hard to Stop Eating These Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

This is a fun and fast breakfast that was invented accidentally when we were running short on milk one day. Plain yogurt stands in well, but may need a bit of added sugar to combat the tartness. Depending on the … Continue reading

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10 Weird Banana Facts

10 Weird Banana Facts

Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height. “Herbaceous” means there is no woody stem and all the plant matter above the ground dies at the end of a yearly cycle. What … Continue reading

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Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

James Kennedy is a high-school chemistry teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He feels that chemistry and chemicals are viewed upon negatively. So he decided to do something about it: “Chemistry has suffered in recent years from a negative image. Pesticides, poisons, … Continue reading

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Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy

Running a business is hard. And running a business that wants to do good in this world is even harder because of the higher standards to which one must adhere. Just ask organic farmers, for example. Ask a small food … Continue reading

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An Oat Powered Smoothie???

An Oat Powered Smoothie???

We recently got pitched by Oat Works, a company making an “oat powered” smoothie: Recognizing the dilemma for busy consumers who want to start their day with a bowl of nutrient-rich oatmeal, but lack the time to prepare it, Oatworks … Continue reading

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A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

Ok, not a bar, a “granola bites” snack-pack for young children. This is not a joke, it’s a new product – MySuperSnack -  that promises a lot on the nutrition front. But does it also deliver? Background: The grab-and-go toddler … Continue reading

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