Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Reason # 1: Vitamin C One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system. Reason # 2: Fiber … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

10 Reasons to Eat Strawberries Today

Raise your hand if you don’t like strawberries…This gift to mankind from mother nature may be the ultimate snack. Here’s 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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Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

We were recently asked by a Fooducate community member, who regularly consumes broccoli, what the nutritional difference is between cooked and raw broccoli. This is an interesting question, because heat and other processing have a definite effect on the bio-availability … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

1. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food such as spinach, asparagus, and lentils. 2. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a synthetic form of folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods such … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Spinach

Superfood Sunday – Spinach

Those who remember Popeye, one of the childhood heroes of the middle of the last century, must certainly remember his source of superpowers. Not a radioactive spider, nor birth on planet Krypton. Spinach leaves, the canned greens that the sailor … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday: Beets

Superfood Sunday: Beets

Editor’s note: Every weekend, we’ll try to feature a superfood for your pleasure and nutritional enrichment. We kick off with the not-so-glamorous yet highly recommended beet. The New York Time recently showcased beets in two separate articles. The first, including … Continue reading

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