Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

People across the world can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many parts of Asia are firmly rooted in tea culture. That said, many … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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3 Surprising Sources of Calcium

3 Surprising Sources of Calcium

Our body requires multiple minerals to assist with physiological functions such as hormone control, growth, and other structural roles. Unlike the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates which provide the energy to be consumed by your body, minerals are energy-less and are … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Survey after survey repeats the message that people are confused about what to eat. To clear confusion, at least on the fruit and vegetable question, I have reviewed the scientific … Continue reading

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Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

Ferrarelle Italian Mineral Water – Old and Good for You?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Waters bottled “at the source” have a certain cachet.  Depending on the geologic characteristics of the region, the depth of the well or … Continue reading

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Learn to Love Kale!  3 Simple Steps

Learn to Love Kale! 3 Simple Steps

Kale is growing in popularity in recent years, at least in the nutrition and culinary circles. But what about us, the simple folk with kids at home that will barely touch a lettuce and tomato salad? Not to mention a … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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What Are Naked Calories?

What Are Naked Calories?

This is a guest blog post by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN I was recently sent a copy of a new book, Naked Calories: How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life. Here is my interview with the … Continue reading

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WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

Check out this new product, a “nutrition rich cookie”. At a first glance, WhoNu looks like an Oreo. But the package promises so much more: As much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal As much calcium and vitamin D as … Continue reading

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Zone Perfect Introduces New Bars [Nutrition Impostor]

Zone Perfect Introduces New Bars [Nutrition Impostor]

At Fooducate we’ve long claimed that most nutrition bars are closer to candy bar than food. But that has not stopped the multi-billion bar market from continually offering consumers with more options. Abbott Labs is no exception. It is expanding … Continue reading

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