5 Tips for Surviving 4th of July Weekend Without Derailing Your Diet

5 Tips for Surviving 4th of July Weekend Without Derailing Your Diet

This is going to be a wonderful weekend. You can have fun, celebrate, and even eat well without regretting anything come Monday morning. Here’s what to do. 1. For many of us the long holiday weekend starts today, but it … 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 the brewery claimed about its Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on the scientific method of asking people how they felt after drinking a pint! Most answered that they felt better. … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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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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