10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

A new study has found that insufficient levels of vitamin D in older adults doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. But it’s not just older folks who aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. Most kids don’t get sufficient amounts … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Surprising Sources of Calcium

The Top 5 Surprising Sources of Calcium

Part of a well-balanced diet means making sure that your body receives the right amount of energy for its needs and nourishing it with a medley of vitamins and minerals . To help you on your quest for healthy eating, … Continue reading

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Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

We were recently asked by a Fooducate community member, who regularly consumes broccoli, what the nutritional difference is between cooked and raw broccoli. This is an interesting question, because heat and other processing have a definite effect on the bio-availability … Continue reading

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Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Waters bottled “at the source” have a certain cachet.  Depending on the geologic characteristics of the region, the depth of the well or … Continue reading

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Here’s Why You Should Add Chicken Feet to Your Soup

Here’s Why You Should Add Chicken Feet to Your Soup

This is a guest blog post by Chef Rob Endelman. It’s been cold and I’ve been making a big pot of chicken soup almost weekly. The preparation is straightforward: I put chicken pieces (usually two whole legs, a neck or two … Continue reading

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Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Kefir, the more probiotically-endowed cousin to buttermilk and drinkable yogurt, is a cultured, fermented dairy beverage that’s been around for centuries, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Milk – The Pros and Cons

Milk – The Pros and Cons

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Milk was in the news last week, following an opinion piece by well respected cookbook author and journalist Mark Bittman. Got Milk? Don’t Need It generated a lively discussion on the interwebs, and we thought … Continue reading

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Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna (by Clif Bar), the brand of bars targeted to the “fit female”, has released a new product, apparently for the Ensure generation. The Luna Fiber bar is soft, sweet and pumped up with fiber, vitamins and minerals. While the … Continue reading

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