When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When Companies Hide Ingredient Lists

When a company’s website shows product nutrition data, but does not provide ingredient information, it’s an indicator you should avoid its foods. Why are the ingredients so important? Because the nutrition facts label can easily be manipulated to make a … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

Chobani is a name synonymous with Greek Yogurt. The company took the yogurt category by storm less than 10 years ago and since then has had a positive impact on consumption in America. The US is still woefully behind Europe, … Continue reading

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Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Naked Juice is a very successful brand under the PepsiCo umbrella. Selling juice has been a profitable venture for both Coke and Pepsi, as pressure mounts to diversify from their core cola brands. Indeed the health halo attached to juice … Continue reading

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Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Quick. What’s a whole grain? What’s a whole grain food? How do you tell if a product in the supermarket is a a good source of whole grains. If you don’t have a good answer, you’re not alone. There is … 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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Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

The journal Agricultural Economics recently published some interesting conclusions from an analysis of 25,000 responses in the U.S. National Health Interview Survey. Researchers found that people who read nutrition labels are thinner than those who don’t: People living in metro … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

You’d think that with the cereal category being so saturated, manufacturers would focus their energy elsewhere. But no, new products are coming out all the time. We recently got an email alerting us to a new cereal in the Fiber … Continue reading

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Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Here’s a note we got from a a long time reader of the Fooducate blog, Alison: Just curious to see if you have looked at the new Kraft Milk and Granola bars? I saw these at my local grocer in … Continue reading

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FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

Fiber is an important nutrient. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need 25 grams a day, but most of us fall short on this number because we don’t eat enough of the above. That’s why … Continue reading

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How to Buy Bread – Calories, Serving Size, and Nutrients [miniseries part 5]

How to Buy Bread – Calories, Serving Size, and Nutrients [miniseries part 5]

We’re on a roll here, trying to help you buy better bread. In previous posts we provided general guidelines, discussed whole grains, and explained a bit about bread ingredients. Now we’ll talk about bread serving size. What you need to … Continue reading

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