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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Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

[This was an April Fools' Prank, thanks for your enthusiastic support!] We’ve been blogging about healthy food choices for over five years now. Our app for making healthy food choices has been around for 3 years. We’re very proud that … 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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Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer has a new product line called P3, which stands for Portable Protein Pack. In a cute website (proteinproteinprotein.com) and commercials aimed at health conscious millennials, the Kraft subsidiary is trying to steal market share from the booming healthy … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

The big news in the nutrition world this week is a meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that saturated fat may not be as bad for people’s health as once thought. The researchers behind the study are … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier – Ketchup or Mayo?

Which is Healthier – Ketchup or Mayo?

Ketchup and mayonnaise are the quintessential condiments of many a fast food meals. They are also found in almost every household fridge across the nation. A Fooducate community member recently asked us which is healthier. A tough question, as neither … Continue reading

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Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

This is a guest post by Lindsey Schnell MS RD. If you haven’t heard lately that carbohydrates and sugar are deadly poisons, consider yourself lucky. As a registered dietitian who stays immersed in both research and popular diet/food trends, a … Continue reading

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The Protein Marketing Offensive is On!

The Protein Marketing Offensive is On!

There was an interesting article in a recent Wall Street Journal article, examining the efficacy of a single word – Protein – on the attractiveness of food products to health conscious consumers. As we all know, protein, fat, and carbohydrates … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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