Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Nutritionally speaking, a good snack should balance protein, carbs, and fats in order to keep you satiated for at least 3 hours until your next meal. A decent amount of protein every meal helps, about 10 grams. Potato chips are … Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

At Fooducate, we are big fans of nuts and seeds as snacks. Eaten with a piece of fruit, they provide a great combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Let’s talk peanuts, shall we? Although technically a legume, not a … Continue reading

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Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS There is a big problem with determining nutritional requirements for omega-3 fats. Even though they are almost universally praised as promoting health and well being, it is not possible to define … Continue reading

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22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

[This was an April Fools' Prank, thanks for your enthusiastic support!] We’ve been blogging about healthy food choices for over five years now. Our app for making healthy food choices has been around for 3 years. We’re very proud that … Continue reading

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How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

One of the fastest growing food categories of the last decade has been the “bar”. Add your own prefix: snack bar energy bar protein bar breakfast bar meal replacement bar ___________ bar There are many reasons for the success of … Continue reading

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Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Keebler, a cookie brand owned by Kellogg’s, is not known for its high quality products. It’s a strong brand, with dozens of products to offer, but most rate very low on Fooducate. A new line of cookies introduced by the … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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America’s Great Dietary Divergence

America’s Great Dietary Divergence

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Every so often it is useful to take a step back, and look at trends in what people choose to eat. One especially interesting trend is what I call America’s Great … Continue reading

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