Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Moderate Consumption Linked to Increased Life Expectancy

Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Moderate Consumption Linked to Increased Life Expectancy

Consuming 3 to 5 cups of coffee daily is correlated to a longer lifespan. This conclusion is the result of a review of 30 years of data for 207,000 people who participated in the Nurses Health Study and Health Professionals … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

At Fooducate, we’re no advocates of sugary drinks. They are empty calories with a helping of increased risk for diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Unlike soft drinks, whose sales are slowly decreasing, energy drinks are growing in popularity. This is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

Iron is an essential mineral. This means that the body cannot make any on its own, and it must be introduced from external sources such as food and supplements. Iron is used in the bloodstream to transport oxygen to all … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

What’s the Difference Between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

Have you ever wondered why Coca Cola has 2 diet colas that are almost identical out on the market? The answer is market segmentation. Ever since Diet Coke was introduced in 1984, it has been considered a girl brand, creating a … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Every day, the food we eat is converted into energy that is used to keep our body functioning. The majority of the calories we consume are burned, even if all we do all day is lie in bed. Yes, even … Continue reading

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Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

People across the world can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many parts of Asia are firmly rooted in tea culture. That said, many … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks Lead to Insomnia in Athletes

Energy Drinks Lead to Insomnia in Athletes

We’ve written numerous times in the past about the potential dangers of energy drinks, especially as it relates to teens. The excessive amounts of caffeine consumed have led kids to suffer from caffeine poisoning. There have been several deaths in … Continue reading

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Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

There’s no stopping the energy drink market, unfortunately. Instead of proper nutrition and sleep, people are seeking a shortcut in the form of sugary caffeine boosts. Monster is a category leader in a market that is growing 10% a year. … Continue reading

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Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Vermont, Washington, and Oregon are suing Living Essentials, the maker of 5-Hour Energy, a popular product that sells millions of units a week. The small bottles contain a highly concentrated dose of caffeine, along with a few other ingredients: Energy … Continue reading

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