The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

Iron is an essential mineral. This means that the body cannot make any on its own, and it must be introduced from external sources such as food and supplements. Iron is used in the bloodstream to transport oxygen to all … Continue reading

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Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Congratulations! You’re eating broccoli, and you actually like it. You’re expanding your culinary horizons and have added raw broccoli to your salad and shake. Perhaps you are interested to know if there is a nutritional difference between broccoli in its … Continue reading

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How to Beat an Iron Deficiency

How to Beat an Iron Deficiency

Feeling exhausted despite sleeping sufficiently? Seeing a pale ghost when looking at the mirror?  Easily getting short of breath? You may be suffering from an iron deficiency, the most common nutrient deficiency in America today, especially for women. Iron is … Continue reading

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Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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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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