NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

February was American Heart Month. Valentine’s day aside, how did your heart fare? According to the CDC, over 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. About one in four US deaths is from heart disease – 600,000 people a … Continue reading

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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! If you have read the ingredient list of your favorite energy drink, you may have noticed an ingredient by the name of taurine. Here are 10 things you need to know: Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association wants you to be healthier. And in a new, online campaign, dubbed My Life Check, the organization is introducing 7 factors that will help you live longer: Stop smoking Get active Lose weight Eat better Manage … Continue reading

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Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Should we be adding nutrition to New York’s list of leadership roles in addition to finance, tourism, and entertainment? After paving the path with calorie labeling in fast food restaurants, banning trans-fat, shocking us with anti-soda pop ads, and then … Continue reading

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More on Dietitians and Doctors

More on Dietitians and Doctors

This is a follow-up to our previous post which posed a provocative question – who contributes more to your health, doctors or dietitians? We’ve gotten insightful feedback from Joan Endyke, MS, LDN, CPT, that we’d like to share: 1. Nutrition … Continue reading

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We All Need More of These Nutrients

We All Need More of These Nutrients

Image via Wikipedia In this blog, we often focus on the negative aspects of  processed foods. We take pleasure in warning you of seemingly innocent products that contain exorbitant amounts of salt, sugar and fat. However, we always try to … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just published the results of a sodium survey conducted in 2005-2006. Sodium (40%) and Chlorine (60%) are the two elements making up table salt. High consumption of sodium can increase the risk for … Continue reading

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