What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

What Exactly is Lactose Free Milk and Who Should Drink It?

A milk allergy and dairy intolerance are two different things. People that are allergic to milk have an adverse reaction to one or more of the proteins in milk. The reaction can range from mild stomach discomfort to full fledged … Continue reading

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A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

If you drink store bought dairy milk, it isn’t just made of milk – it’s usually got vitamin A and vitamin D added.  Even organic milk: Organic Skim Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate and Vitamin D3. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Yesterday morning, researchers at Stanford University published a meta-analysis on the health benefits of Organic vs. Conventional Food. They didn’t find any. By nightfall, hundreds of news outlets had published stories online. Before we dive in to the details, here … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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Milk – The Pros and Cons

Milk – The Pros and Cons

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Milk was in the news last week, following an opinion piece by well respected cookbook author and journalist Mark Bittman. Got Milk? Don’t Need It generated a lively discussion on the interwebs, and we thought … Continue reading

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Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Yesterday, at a Washington DC press conference, The First Lady and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the government’s newest effort to get Americans eating right – My Plate (see www.choosemyplate.gov) “This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us … Continue reading

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We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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Kosher Food’s Health Halo. What the FDA Can Learn

Kosher Food’s Health Halo. What the FDA Can Learn

One of the hottest trends in the grocery business theses days is Kosher food. Sales reached $12.5 billion in 2008, 64% more than  2003. Kosher food abides by a set of religious laws observed by Jews for thousands of years. … Continue reading

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Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

One of the hottest trends right now in food marketing is informing consumers that the animal product they are purchasing was derived from an animal that was humanely raised and treated.This includes, dairy, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, and other meats. … Continue reading

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