How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

Feeling tired lately despite lots of sleep? Are you feeling weak even though you eat a lot? Is your skin looking more pale than normal? You could be suffering from anemia, a health problem most common in women and young … Continue reading

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Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley is the fourth most cultivated cereal crop in the world, with 136 million tons grown every year. Despite its important historical role in feeding early cultures, and its current agricultural status, it seems that most people don’t give barley … 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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Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

We were recently asked by a Fooducate community member, who regularly consumes broccoli, what the nutritional difference is between cooked and raw broccoli. This is an interesting question, because heat and other processing have a definite effect on the bio-availability … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna (by Clif Bar), the brand of bars targeted to the “fit female”, has released a new product, apparently for the Ensure generation. The Luna Fiber bar is soft, sweet and pumped up with fiber, vitamins and minerals. While the … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit. What’s a Persimmon?

Strange Fruit. What’s a Persimmon?

The recipe we posted yesterday included persimmons. A comment by one of the readers bluntly asked – “This might sound goofy, but what are persimmons?” Here’s the answer: Persimmons are a fruit that can be likened to a cross between … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Good Morning. And Happy Halloween!! What is this Vegetable? Hint: This is not an alien. It actually grows on earth, and even in the US. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

A new study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that multivitamins consumed by older women do not increase lifespan. In fact, some supplements were shown to slightly increase mortality. Close to 40,000 women were followed over the course … Continue reading

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Ironed Out – What You Don’t Know About This Nutrient

Ironed Out – What You Don’t Know About This Nutrient

What do you know about Iron, an essential mineral for our physical wellbeing? Iron is an important mineral found in our blood important for transporting oxygen around our bodies, to keep us feeling energetic and ensuring a healthy immune system … Continue reading

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