It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an unsung hero in the battle against the bulge. The highly versatile vegetable is extremely low in calories, rich in nutrients, and tastes great when prepared correctly. Unfortunately, its unwieldy shape, tendency for brownish spots, and unfriendly odor … Continue reading

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What Food Can Help Reduce Cellulite?

What Food Can Help Reduce Cellulite?

Cellulite is the bane of many women’s buttocks, hips and thighs, with the lumpy looking skin feeling like curdled cottage cheese to the touch. The truth is that cellulite is not a medical condition. That is small comfort when you … Continue reading

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Taco Bell’s New Vegetarian Menu – Is it Healthy?

Taco Bell’s New Vegetarian Menu – Is it Healthy?

Earlier this month, and to much fanfare, Taco Bell introduced a vegetarian and vegan menu. The Tex-Mex chain with over 6000 locations, now offers 13 vegetarian-certified menu items. The certifying body is the American Vegetarian Association (AVA). Taco Bell is catering to … Continue reading

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Shakeology: Nutrition Scam & Waste of Money

Shakeology: Nutrition Scam & Waste of Money

Shakes are a very popular food format, so why not make money off of a shake-based diet? That’s exactly what Beach Body LLC is doing with its Shakeology marketing scheme. Shakeology positions itself as a meal replacement shake and makes … Continue reading

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Superfood Breakfast for Dieters: Oatmeal

Superfood Breakfast for Dieters: Oatmeal

Many of you have been asking the Fooducate community for breakfast ideas. Now that the days are getting shorter and mornings are nippy, may we suggest oatmeal? Oats have been dubbed a “superfood” because of their multiple nutritional benefits: * … Continue reading

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Nuts For Weight Loss?!

Nuts For Weight Loss?!

For years, people trying to lose weight shunned almonds, peanuts, and other seeds and nuts. They were told that these foods were high in fat and were to be avoided. Thankfully, nutrition science has come around and we know better. … Continue reading

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Never Confuse Probiotics with Prebiotics Again

Never Confuse Probiotics with Prebiotics Again

If you are interested in weight loss and healthy eating, you have likely heard of probiotics and prebiotics. You most likely know that they are associated with digestive benefits. But what exactly are these two? The short version: * Probiotics … Continue reading

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Are You Consuming the Right Fiber?

Are You Consuming the Right Fiber?

You probably know that dietary fiber plays an important role in human nutrition. The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. Fiber is important for gut health, as it … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs FTW!

Fresh Figs FTW!

Figs are one of the oldest edible fruits in recorded history, with numerous mentions in the Bible and other historic documents. The Spaniards brought fig trees with them to the Americas over 500 years ago. Most people are familiar with … Continue reading

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Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Congratulations! You’re eating broccoli, and you actually like it. You’re expanding your culinary horizons and have added raw broccoli to your salad and shake. Perhaps you are interested to know if there is a nutritional difference between broccoli in its … Continue reading

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