Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

This is a guest blog post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN and was originally posted here. It’s the sound heard around the country …”Aaaachooo”. Spring is in the air…and sadly, so are pollen, dust and other irritants. There is one … Continue reading

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SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

First there came the gummy bear candy that kids loved so much. Then came the gummy bear multivitamin for kids. And now, a gummy multivitamin for adults. Because, you know, we don’t eat healthy enough. We’ve been approached several times … Continue reading

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New Superfood? Perilla Seeds Make Chia Look Puny In Comparison

New Superfood? Perilla Seeds Make Chia Look Puny In Comparison

Move over chia seeds, your reign is about to end. Maybe. The seeds of the Asian Shiso plant are poised to be the next big thing when it comes to plant based omega-3. Commonly used for their minty leaves, shiso … Continue reading

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A Guide to Edible Seeds

A Guide to Edible Seeds

This is a guest post by Lori Popkewitz Alper. It originally appeared on her blog, Groovy Green Livin. Edible seeds have been making their way into my smoothies, soups and chili over the past few weeks. The assortment of edible seeds that lines … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

A member of the mint family, the chia seed is a “nutrient and protein packed powerhouse” that boasts an interesting history and many useful nutritional applications. Here is to the superfood seed that is making it back into our diets … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. People are generally of two camps regarding salad dressings – homemade or store-bought/bottled.  Making your own requires just a few simple ingredients … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Good Fats, Bad Fats

Food and the Brain: Good Fats, Bad Fats

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Omega-3 essential fatty acids have an important role in the mammalian nervous system.  They seem to be crucial for healthy neuronal structure and function.  And the healthy structure and function … Continue reading

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Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

There are more and more people asking us about chia seeds lately, so here are a few things to know. 1. Chia is derived from the word “chian” which means oily. Chia is an edible seed derived from the plant … Continue reading

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Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Here’ a question we got from Lillie, a Fooducate community member Can you help me and your other readers understand how it is that shrimp have no fat, but lots of cholesterol?  Why don’t they have fat, if they are … Continue reading

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Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

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