10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

In a breakthrough study published in Nature this week, scientists from Israel’s Weizmann Institute have demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and diabetes. The bottom line is that even if artificial sweeteners do not directly harm us, they … Continue reading

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What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

Recently, several Fooducate community members have asked us about coconut sugar. So here is a quick rundown for all. Coconut sugar is not produced from coconuts. It is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained … Continue reading

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Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. Plenty of myths or halve-truths are floating around about the Glycemic Index. Let’s just say it’s a topic that isn’t black and white. Generalized statements can make it tough to make the … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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Coke Calorie Conundrum

Coke Calorie Conundrum

A few days ago we got an email from Bob, who was befuddled by Coke’s Thirty-nine grams of sugar at 4 calories per gram yields 156 calories, right?  So how can there only be 140 calories in a 12 oz … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

Do you know how many carbs you eat in a day? Before you answer, here is a brief refresher: All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of … Continue reading

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Got Diabetes? Necessary or Needless to Follow a “Diabetic Diet”?

Got Diabetes? Necessary or Needless to Follow a “Diabetic Diet”?

This is a guest blog post by Hope Warshaw, RD Is there such a thing as a “diabetic diet”? NO! According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and this has been true since 1994 – nearly 20 years, there is … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. If you rely on American supermarkets for your sustenance, then no doubt you have bought and eaten products sweetened with corn syrup. … Continue reading

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