5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

Looking at some analytic data from the Fooducate app usage, we noticed an interesting trend. A certain percentage of people who keep pretty good track of their food intake on weekdays, seem to drop off on the weekends. If this … Continue reading

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How Memorial Day Was Hijacked

How Memorial Day Was Hijacked

Many people don’t think enough about Memorial Day as a day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, Memorial Day Weekend has come to signify the first long weekend of summer, celebrated on mini-getaways, grand barbecues, and sales. How exactly did we … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

Did you know that in the US, 7 of the top 10 beers, are light beers? They accounted for a whopping 46 percent of units sold last year. One in 5 beers sold is … Bud Light. It may initially … Continue reading

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Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley is the fourth most cultivated cereal crop in the world, with 136 million tons grown every year. Despite its important historical role in feeding early cultures, and its current agricultural status, it seems that most people don’t give barley … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Healthy Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day: Healthy Recipe Ideas

It’s coming this Sunday! Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is also called the “Feast” of St. Patrick? Aside from public parades and festivities, food and drink are an important part of the day – whether alcoholic beverages or … Continue reading

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Light Beer and Calorie Economics

Light Beer and Calorie Economics

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Coors Light moved up to the #2 position in terms of annual sales, dethroning Budweiser. The kicker was that the #1 most sold beer in the US is Bud Light. We haven’t really … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer [Happy St. Patrick's Day]

The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer [Happy St. Patrick's Day]

Guinness is Good for You. That’s what marketing claims said about the Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on asking people how they felt after drinking a pint. Most answered that they felt better. Hence the campaign. No … Continue reading

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Texas Special – Deep Fried Beer

Texas Special – Deep Fried Beer

There is no limit to human innovation. To that will attest Mark Zable of Texas who has spent the last three years of his life perfecting (and patenting) a culinary oddity – deep fried beer! This alcoholic ravioli will compete … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

On Friday, the newly reinvigorated FDA sent a letter to 30 beverage manufacturers, giving them one month to show that caffeine in alcoholic beverages is indeed safe for consumption. “Today the FDA has listed caffeine only as an ingredient for … Continue reading

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, … Continue reading

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