Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, is generally regarded as safe. It may even provide some health benefits, when consumed in moderate amounts. The magic number for healthy adults is 3 cups of joe a day. What are the caffeine recommendations … Continue reading

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On National Coffee Day, A Useful Infographic for Connoisseurs

On National Coffee Day, A Useful Infographic for Connoisseurs

Today is National Coffee Day, another one of the hundreds of made up marketing holidays. Some chains like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are giving away free coffee (but not donuts). But if you want to be a bit more … Continue reading

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Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

This is a guest post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN. It is 4 pm. You wait outside, sipping iced coffee, with your feet up on the porch railing. A slight, heated breeze hits your face and you say, “Ahhh,” basking … Continue reading

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What’s Really Inside a Cup of Coffee?

What’s Really Inside a Cup of Coffee?

Although coffee accounts for only 2% of your cuppa Joe, it is quite a complex compound. Take a look at the video below to see what interesting (and frightening?) chemicals are in your cup. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Energy drinks are no bastion of health.  Sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and tons of caffeine make them a bad choice!  But when we saw Ocean Spray’s Cran-Energy Sparkling drinks, we thought it could be different. Alas, yet … Continue reading

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Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

A groundbreaking study, published this week by the American Academy of Neurology, has described a correlation between consumption of soft drinks (regular and diet) and depression. A decade long research project that included 263,000 participants aged 50 and older found … Continue reading

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Dangerous Trend? Caffeine Laced Snacks

Dangerous Trend? Caffeine Laced Snacks

Western civilization has been feeding its caffeine addiction for centuries. But what started out as coffee several times a day, is threatening to become a deluge of caffeinated food thrust upon us by eager food manufacturers. Smart marketers have sniffed … Continue reading

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The OMG Diet – Motivating Teens to be Skinnier Than Their Friends

The OMG Diet – Motivating Teens to be Skinnier Than Their Friends

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Want to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks?  There is a big hoopla around a new book – Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than … Continue reading

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How Caffeinated are You?

How Caffeinated are You?

Here’s an interesting factoid: It takes our body close to 8 hours to metabolize a single cup of coffee.  A cup of coffee can contain 65-175mg of caffeine. The benchmark is 100mg, and the current recommendation is to drink up … Continue reading

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Coffee Explained [Useful Infographic]

Coffee Explained [Useful Infographic]

For caffeine addicts who want to know what goes in their cuppa joe. [h/t to Tristan] Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App RSS Subscription or Email Subscription Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe … Continue reading

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