How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

This is a guest post by Vani Hari a.k.a Food Babe. Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly … Continue reading

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Top Vegetables by Water Content

Top Vegetables by Water Content

Yesterday we posted the top ten fruits based on water content. Today we rank vegetables based on their water content: Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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A Tale of 4 Hot-Dogs, Which Do You Choose?

A Tale of 4 Hot-Dogs, Which Do You Choose?

This 4th of July, Americans will eat over 150 million hot dogs. While wieners are a classic American dish, they are not the healthiest or tastiest meat product out there. What they do have is a smooth, easy-on-the-eyes-and-mouth consistency. It’s … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Sardines? In a Salad [Professional Recipe]

How to Enjoy Sardines? In a Salad [Professional Recipe]

There was a lot of talk on the in the comment forum about Friday’s post on sardines. One of the comments came from Chef Dave Schy, who offered the following recipe for Sardine Salad. The following recipe, with more photos, … Continue reading

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Top Ten School Snacks

Top Ten School Snacks

Last week we asked for your help build out our Top Ten School Snack list. We asked for snacks that 1. kids will actually eat 2. taste good or great 3. add, not detract nutritional value 4. are easy to … Continue reading

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Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Still recovering from the most recent UK study showing that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional, we read in the Chicago Tribune that peaches contain excessive amounts of pesticides, some above government safe levels. It seems that peaches’ … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … Continue reading

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7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

Image via Wikipedia 1. Sodium Nitrite and its closely related Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in prepared meat and fish such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef (spam), luncheon meats, and smoked fish. 2. Sodium Nitrite helps … Continue reading

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Campbell’s “Healthifys” Kids Soups

Campbell’s “Healthifys” Kids Soups

Last week, Campbell Soup Company reintroduced 12 of its popular canned soups for children, reformulated to be considered healthy by FDA standards: …12 Campbell’s® Kids soups, reformulated to contain 480 milligrams of sodium per serving. Now popular favorites [...] meet … Continue reading

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Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Who hasn’t been told to cut down on fatty food, cholesterol, salt, sugar, and “practically everything that tastes good”. After a while, people just ignore these warnings because it seems that there is nothing healthy left to eat. After several … Continue reading

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