Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

There’s not much good to say about Ritz Crackers. Made from refined flour, trans-fatty oils, and high fructose corn syrup, there is no redeeming nutrient in this product. You can take a look at the ingredients and see for yourself: … 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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Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

We’re no fans of diet soft drinks. Add this to our list of reasons to abstain: a recently published study raises additional questions about artificially sweetened beverages. Close to 60,000 post-menopausal women with no heart problems participated in the study. … Continue reading

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Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

If you are a regular user of the Fooducate app, you may have noticed that some products appear multiple times in our database. This is due to the fact that food companies manufacture multiple package sizes, and each package has … Continue reading

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Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Teens in Ohio who took a 30-day challenge to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks not only reduced their intake, but also substantially increased their water consumption. Working together to create awareness campaigns and a can-do atmosphere in their high-schools … Continue reading

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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips is a young company that offers what is supposedly a healthier alternative to potato chips. It recently expanded to tortilla chips as well. The tagline for their Ranch Tortilla Chips is “all the flavor. half the fat”. We decided … Continue reading

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The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

Here at Fooducate HQ, salad dressing is never store-bought. If the veggies are fresh and tasty, all you really need is a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt to enjoy. But alas, US supermarkets dedicate entire aisles to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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