The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet  (Signs of Improvement)

The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet (Signs of Improvement)

NPD, a consumer marketing research firm has recently published its 28th annual Eating Patterns in America Report. The findings appear cautiously optimistic as the authors found a few positive trends: The rate of obesity seems to be leveling off, after … Continue reading

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How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

Admit it, some of those commercials for burgers, tacos, and whatnot at fast food chains make your mouth water. When you go McDonald’s or Taco Bell or Pizza Hut, the actual product you get looks much smaller, less vivid and … Continue reading

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What’s in That Big Mac? MUCH More Than You Think

What’s in That Big Mac? MUCH More Than You Think

Time magazine has just run an article entitled What’s in That Big Mac? More Than You Think. The title was a lead in to a discussion of calories of fast food meals. Most people, when asked, underestimate the calorie count … Continue reading

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Just Gotta Have Another Big Mac And Coke Before Game Time… Said No Olympian Ever.

Just Gotta Have Another Big Mac And Coke Before Game Time… Said No Olympian Ever.

  The Olympics are starting tomorrow and being sponsored by McDonald’s and Coca Cola. Do you think it’s right? Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android AppWeb App  RSS or  Email Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Calories?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Calories?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I interact with a great many health professionals, and not infrequently, the conversation somehow gets around to calories. I’m regularly surprised by many of their reactions. In fact, more … Continue reading

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Matzah, the World’s First Ever Fast Food

Matzah, the World’s First Ever Fast Food

This evening marks the beginning of the 8 day Jewish holiday known as Passover. As with any holiday, there are specific foods associated with Passover. One of them is Matzah, a flatbread made with only 2 ingredients – water and … Continue reading

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Breaking: McDonald’s Opening “McFarmers Markets” in 1000 Locations [April Fools]

Breaking: McDonald’s Opening “McFarmers Markets” in 1000 Locations [April Fools]

This morning McDonald’s has announced what could be the most disruptive move in the 60 year history of fast food. Starting in early June, approximately 1000 McDonald’s locations across the country will begin hosting farmer’s markets on their premises. From … Continue reading

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FOODFIGHT: Is a McDonald’s Big Mac Healthier Than a Chipotle Burrito?

FOODFIGHT: Is a McDonald’s Big Mac Healthier Than a Chipotle Burrito?

This is a guest blog post by Mariana Cotlear. Is a McDonald’s Big Mac better for you than a Chipotle Burrito?  So claims James McWilliams in a recent article in The Atlantic. His straight nutritional comparison of the above mentioned … Continue reading

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French Paradox a Hoax. They’re Fat in Paris Too.

French Paradox a Hoax. They’re Fat in Paris Too.

We’ve been hearing for years that in France the women are thinner, despite the croissants, buttery dishes and other saturated fats. A whole book entitled “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” explained that the ladies savour their food calmly, abstain from … Continue reading

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