How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

Feeling tired lately despite lots of sleep? Are you feeling weak even though you eat a lot? Is your skin looking more pale than normal? You could be suffering from anemia, a health problem most common in women and young … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Are you eating less meat today than you were 5 or 10 years ago? Can you imagine yourself a full time vegetarian? Or vegan? These questions would seem outlandish only a few years ago, but it turns out that there … Continue reading

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Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

There’s an adage in foodie and health circles about grocery shopping in the supermarket: “Shop only the store perimeter” The perimeter is usually where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, chilled meats, eggs, and sometimes bread. So it makes sense that … Continue reading

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Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Whether it’s a meal for one, family of four or you’re feeding a whole brood, we’ve got some great tips to help you save money and stay healthy. 1. Try dry beans & legumes Ounce per ounce, beans are one … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

When the weather goes from bad to worse, our daily routine gets out of whack. Services we take for granted such as electricity and water may suddenly become unavailable. But eat we must, in any and all situations. Here’s a … Continue reading

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What is an “Incomplete” Protein?

What is an “Incomplete” Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Claire Harrison I’ve begun to look more closely at beans. Now bean protein is considered an “incomplete” protein. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really understood the term: incomplete protein. I know we … Continue reading

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Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

This is a guest blog post by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Getting your fruits and vegetables may be the last thing on your mind on Superbowl Sunday. Don’t give it another thought. These winning munchies are so delicious that your … Continue reading

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Pringles MultiGrain Over-promises, Under-delivers

Pringles MultiGrain Over-promises, Under-delivers

Have you seen those Pringles Multigrain commercials? Trying to convince you that despite the fact that they are made with something that sounds healthy, they are still very tasty. Here is the copy edit they use on their website: Pringles Multigrain … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

A reminder from the NY Times to eat your beans, preferably black beans: Beans are nature’s health food. They have an exceptionally high fiber content, and they’re a fine source of protein, as well as calcium, iron, folic acid and … Continue reading

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