Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Reason # 1: Vitamin C One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system. Reason # 2: Fiber … 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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Do it Pistachio Style

Do it Pistachio Style

On the advertising front, Superbowls are a known nutrition atrocities. We’ve written in the past about our longing for a kale commercial during the big game. Yesterday we came as close as could be to a healthy food getting 30 … Continue reading

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Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Ever wonder how FDA or a labeling consultant evaluates a food product’s labeling? Here is a fairly typical (abridged) … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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The Next SuperFood? FDA Approves Baobab Fruit

The Next SuperFood? FDA Approves Baobab Fruit

The FDA has approved the use of baobab fruit in foods and drinks, a year after a similar approval was granted in the European Union. The fruit, pictured above, is jockeying to become 2010′s superfood. Will it reach the rockstar … Continue reading

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We All Need More of These Nutrients

We All Need More of These Nutrients

Image via Wikipedia In this blog, we often focus on the negative aspects of  processed foods. We take pleasure in warning you of seemingly innocent products that contain exorbitant amounts of salt, sugar and fat. However, we always try to … Continue reading

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Gatorade Suing Powerade Over Nutrition Claims. Who Cares?

Gatorade Suing Powerade Over Nutrition Claims. Who Cares?

There’s an old Indian proverb – God laughs when a thief steals from a thief. PepsiCo is suing the Coca-Cola Company over claims that its new sports drink Powerade Ion4, is more complete than Pespi’s  Gatorade. Seems like Coke just … Continue reading

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13 Pistachio Tidbits

13 Pistachio Tidbits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It’s a shame that pistachios are being recalled en-mass due to a new salmonella outbreak. These are very healthy nuts! As we wait for the FDA recall list to fatten up, let’s learn about … Continue reading

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Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave since New Year’s, you’ve surely heard of the recent salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. In this post: 1. A quick recap of the facts. 2. Seven healthy alternatives, including tahini, almond butter … Continue reading

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