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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About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Every parent’s dream is a kid who eats her veggies. For various reasons (avalanche of ads for less healthy foods, poor adult … Continue reading

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Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Trying to move to whole grains and finding your children resistant to change? For a tasty alternative to buns and rolls made with refined flour, try making these nutty rolls. My kids can’t get enough of these. The secret is … Continue reading

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The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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