The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

Lunchables is a billion dollar franchise for Kraft Foods selling a cheap and unhealthy lunch solution to mom and kids for over 30 years. The combination of fat, sugar and salt in the company’s amalgamation of its top brands (Oscar … Continue reading

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Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

This is a guest blog post by Melanie Warner Now that Pepsi has removed brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade, it’s worth asking: Why was it there in the first place? Here was an ingredient that raised red flags back in … Continue reading

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Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. One of the latest concepts in “enhanced hydration” is to “deploy” supplements into bottled water at the time of consumption, rather than let … Continue reading

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The Best Food to Eat at a New Year Party

The Best Food to Eat at a New Year Party

Many of us will spend tonight partying in anticipation and celebration of the new year. Booze will be served and probably some finger food. Wouldn’t it be great not to worry over the calories, carbs, and getting too buzzed? Since … Continue reading

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Kool-Aid Brings Back the Fun [Not Kool]

Kool-Aid Brings Back the Fun [Not Kool]

This full page ad was spotted in Rachel Ray’s EveryDay magazine. “Bring back the fun” is supposed to trigger parents’ memories of a happy, carefree childhood, and nudge them to impart the same on their offspring. Just look at those … Continue reading

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Are You Drinking Food Industry Kool-Aid? [Hilarious Animation]

Are You Drinking Food Industry Kool-Aid? [Hilarious Animation]

The food industry is “looking out” for our health. Fooducate friend and one of the best nutrition bloggers out there, Andy Bellatti, put together this 5 minute animated skit to demonstrate how: From Big Food cereals and protein-obsessed personal trainers … Continue reading

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Hint Flavored Water – A Bridge from Pop to Tap?

Hint Flavored Water – A Bridge from Pop to Tap?

If you can avoid buying drinks at the supermarket – good for you. Tap water is safe, free, and abundant. For those who still need some flavor, you can easily add a wedge of lemon or some mint leaves to your water pitcher.
But, if you want the convenience of a prepared drink, Hint may work out well for you. Continue reading

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