Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

People like to eat pastries. They are a flavorful combination of flour, sugar, and fats. In generations past, pastries were prepared with either butter or lard. But these fats are at the same time too expensive and unhealthy. They are … Continue reading

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Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips is a young company that offers what is supposedly a healthier alternative to potato chips. It recently expanded to tortilla chips as well. The tagline for their Ranch Tortilla Chips is “all the flavor. half the fat”. We decided … 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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FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Can You Smell the Fat?

Can You Smell the Fat?

Back in the day, when we were still evolving from Neanderthals to modern humans, food was scarce. The consumption of highly caloric food was imprinted into our behavior as a basic survival skill. Of the three macro-nutrients (fat, carbs, protein), … Continue reading

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Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Potato chips and pretzels are a mainstay of American snacks. Say you’re at a party that’s offering just these 2 snacks, which do you choose? The trivial answers are “the one that tastes best”. But let’s analyze the options through … 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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Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

First there were potato chips. Then there were chocolate chips. Now, Lay’s is introducing Chocolate Potato Chips. Oh, the sheer joy. Or horror. According to Lay’s, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, this is a limited time product that the company is … Continue reading

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Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Houston, Texas. We’re wrapping up 3 interesting¬† days at the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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