9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that it’s too expensive to eat healthfully. This is factually false! The truth: You’ll need to spend more time and effort to eat healthfully on a low budget. If … Continue reading

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What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear odorless gas that is lethal to humans in large concentrations. It’s one of the gasses that’s emitted from a car’s exhaust pipe. That’s one of the reasons you should not run you car inside … Continue reading

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Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Kefir, the more probiotically-endowed cousin to buttermilk and drinkable yogurt, is a cultured, fermented dairy beverage that’s been around for centuries, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Veggies – Raw, Medium, or Well-Done?

How Do You Like Your Veggies – Raw, Medium, or Well-Done?

Vegetables are very versatile, and can be prepared in endless ways.  Here are some interesting findings on consumer preferences, from a recent poll by  SupermarketGuru.com: 86% of consumers indicated that they are attempting to add more veggies to their diet. … Continue reading

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A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

A Graph Explaining Why America is Getting Fatter

In the past 30 years the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up 40%. At the same time, the cost of soft drinks has gone down by over 30%. The graph below is taken from a New York … Continue reading

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Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Image via Wikipedia Shocking but true -  the average American eats 6 frozen meals a month. The first TV dinner appeared in 1953 under the Swanson brand as a solution for busy moms who had begun joining the workforce and … Continue reading

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Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

A novel campaign across the pond in the UK is promoting frozen fruit and vegetables. The British Frozen Food Federation has put up a giant ice wall in London with frozen produce suspended midair (actually mid-ice). Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen

Superfood Sunday – Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen

Although the height of blueberry season in the US is June July, you can still get fresh blueberries from Canada in September. But if you can’t get them fresh, fear not, because no fruit freezes as good as a blueberry. … Continue reading

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Too much Salt

Too much Salt

People don’t realize it, but most of us consume way too much salt. Most comes not from the salt shaker, rather from processed foods (over 60%). Consumer groups such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are … Continue reading

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