The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

This is a guest blog post by Lindsay Hill. A recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that adults that are put on statins to lower their cholesterol levels tend to eat more calories and fat than adults who … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Here’s a heartwarming story from Liz, a mom who’s had to change the way her household deals with food due to her son’s celiac disease: My twelve year old son and I started eating a strict gluten free diet after … Continue reading

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Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

- click to enlarge – We recently released our Allergy & Gluten Free Scanner app, and you were the first to hear about it here on the blog. Yesterday, we formally announced the app in a press release: Based on … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

We’re proud to announce our latest iPhone app – Allergy Talk by Fooducate. As you can probably guess, this app has been designed to address the needs of people with allergies and intolerances. In addition to the regular Fooducate functionality … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

This is a guest blog post by Beth George I am a mother, child advocate lawyer, food activist, and entrepreneur.    This is a story of how focusing on diet made a huge difference in my son’s life.  I hope our … Continue reading

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Food Allergies Are Expensive

Food Allergies Are Expensive

A recent article from Reuters tallies up the annual cost of food allergies in the US at half a billion dollars. Doctor visits, hospital care, and lost work days due to food allergies come with an annual $500 million price … Continue reading

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Is White Whole Wheat Flour an Oxymoron?

Is White Whole Wheat Flour an Oxymoron?

IF you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know we advocate eating whole grain breads. In our five part bread minisereies back in November, we tried to cover the seemingly simple task of choosing bread at the supermarket. … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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