Hydration with Fruit: Tasty, Healthy, and Filling

Hydration with Fruit: Tasty, Healthy, and Filling

Last week we wrote about vegetables as a source of hydration. This week – fruit. Just like veggies, most fruits have an awesome calorie to volume ratio – you can eat a serving, or two, or three and still stay … Continue reading

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Can I Eat Bread if I’m on a Diet?

Can I Eat Bread if I’m on a Diet?

Total avoidance of bread is a¬†mistake made by some people trying to lose weight. They believe that the carbs in bread are interfering with their diet plans. It’s true that many supermarket breads are high in carbs, and often low … Continue reading

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Which Spread is Better for Dieters – Nutella or Peanut Butter?

Which Spread is Better for Dieters – Nutella or Peanut Butter?

Despite years of fat phobia, Americans are returning in droves to once taboo foods such as avocado and peanut butter. High in fats, these whole foods are bursting with nutrition benefits, including healthy, unsaturated fats. We highly encourage people to … Continue reading

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4 Orange Juice Lies

4 Orange Juice Lies

Orange juice is a big business in the US, generating over $10 billion in annual sales. While oranges are inherently healthy, the fresh fruit has a short season. In order to bring the goodness of oranges to the rest of … Continue reading

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Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Fooducate community member @sunsky16 messaged us with a question that many of you may be asking yourselves: “Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s is promoting its strawberry lemonade this summer, encouraging us to “get shakin’ on some strawberry sweetness.” We can relate to that. In fact, we love strawberries. However, this is simply sugar water in disguise. Don’t believe us? Here’s the … Continue reading

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FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Strawberries are a gift from mother nature to mankind. They are probably the ultimate snack. Here are a few reasons why you should be eating more: ONE A 1-cup serving (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories! TWO That single … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food.¬†They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries.In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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