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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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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When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

Stevia is a popular non-caloric sweetener for natural food enthusiasts, dieters and people with diabetes. But is stevia really that natural? Depends on which stevia you choose and what surprises it’s hiding! Apparently, it takes more than just stevia to … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

We’ve gotten a question from one of our Facebook friends, who is confused about agave nectar, a sweetener that has gotten itself a health halo in some circles over the past few years. Below you’ll find the facts. Bottom line … Continue reading

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Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

The LA Times runs an excellent article about low glycemic foods and diets: Add one more label to the list consumers are increasingly being asked to parse: This one declares food items as “low glycemic,” and refers to a food’s … Continue reading

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