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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NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

NEW: Fooducate for Heart Health!

February was American Heart Month. Valentine’s day aside, how did your heart fare? According to the CDC, over 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. About one in four US deaths is from heart disease – 600,000 people a … Continue reading

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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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Labeling Works! Trans Fat Consumption Down 75% in 10 Years

Labeling Works! Trans Fat Consumption Down 75% in 10 Years

In 2006, federal labeling regulations went into effect that demanded the labeling of trans-fats content on product nutrition labels. Many food manufacturers responded by changing their product formulations to remove the partially hydrogenated oils responsible for the trans-fats in our … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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New: Nutrition Labels, Now on Meat

New: Nutrition Labels, Now on Meat

Nutrition labels are now available on 40 cuts of meat at your local grocer’s. The USDA mandated labeling came into effect this week, almost 20 years after the FDA mandated nutrition label appeared on packaged foods. There is no need … Continue reading

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How Smoking Affects Nutrition

How Smoking Affects Nutrition

Everyone knows smoking is bad for health. It causes cancer and heart disease to name a few maladies. Everyone can tell you that. If you’re a smoker, you should quit. But if you are having a hard time and you … Continue reading

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Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Here’ a question we got from Lillie, a Fooducate community member Can you help me and your other readers understand how it is that shrimp have no fat, but lots of cholesterol?  Why don’t they have fat, if they are … Continue reading

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Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

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Corazonas Oatmeal Squares – Heart Healthy or Marketing Hype?

Corazonas Oatmeal Squares – Heart Healthy or Marketing Hype?

“Proven to Lower Cholesterol” is a mighty strong claim. But Corazonas, a brand built around heart health, places this health claim front and center. How can one product, such as this oatmeal square, help to reduce cholesterol? What you need … Continue reading

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