Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

Meet Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes – the Yin and Yang of Obesity in Your Gut

For years, frustrated dieters have wondered how two people could eat the same exact food, with one gaining weight and the other staying as skinny as a flagpole. The answer was usually a “faster metabolism”, but the underlying scientific mechanisms … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

Looking at some analytic data from the Fooducate app usage, we noticed an interesting trend. A certain percentage of people who keep pretty good track of their food intake on weekdays, seem to drop off on the weekends. If this … Continue reading

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Balsamic Vinegar – 10 Things to Know

Balsamic Vinegar – 10 Things to Know

1. Balsamic vinegar is a sweet and complex tasting vinegar originally from Italy but gaining popularity throughout the world. 2. It is a special type of vinegar. Unlike regular vinegars that are derived from fermented alcohol, Balsamic vinegar is made … Continue reading

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Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Soft drinks sales have been on a decline in the US for the last 10 years, and that’s good news for America’s health. It’s bad news for beverage manufacturers, who are scrambling to adapt to a world of smarter consumers, … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

Bill Clinton, junk food loving President turned vegan advocate, brought the 3 largest soft drink makers together this week to pledge what seems like a drastic reduction in calories in the coming years. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple committed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Each year it seems the holiday season starts a bit earlier. You can tell the holidays are on the horizon when every other item on the supermarket shelf is a pumpkin flavored version of its original self. What exactly goes … Continue reading

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Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif is one of the biggest and most respected players in the bar category. Over the years, it has had so many brand extensions, its hard to keep track. Luna for women, Zbar, Clif Kids, are just a few examples. … Continue reading

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The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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