Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Worried about falling sales of its Diet Pepsi line of beverages, Pepsico is reformulating its diet drink. In line with the top concern voiced by customers, Pepsi is removing aspartame, a controversial artificial sweetener. This is not the first time … Continue reading

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Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

Supplements Are a Waste of Money, May Even Harm You

If you are a regular Fooducate community member, you’ve probably heard this from us more than once – supplements are a great way to lose money while thinking your health is improving. But don’t trust us, listen to the science. … Continue reading

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About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

The World Health Organization surprised the agriculture community last week when its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that ingredients in Monsanto’s weedkiller are probably carcinogenic. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling Roundup, used both by farmers … Continue reading

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What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Add this (or don’t) to the list of things in food to worries about. Cadmium is a toxic metal that has found its way from factories … to the soil … to our food. It is also inhaled via cigarette … Continue reading

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7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … Continue reading

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Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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