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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Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K has long been identified as the go to cereal for dieters. In a continuous quest to grow and expand, the brand is introducing a new flavor “Multigrain Oats & Honey”: After one taste of new Special K® Multigrain Oats & … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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How to Buy Bread – Whole Grains [miniseries part 2]

How to Buy Bread – Whole Grains [miniseries part 2]

In the previous post we kicked off with some general guidelines for choosing bread: The first ingredient should be whole grain. The bread should be 100% whole wheat. The fiber count should be 2 or more grams per ounce. sometimes … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Inhabitants of earth can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. Some countries are home to many more of one kind than the other. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many … Continue reading

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