Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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Top Fruits by Water Content

Top Fruits by Water Content

Water makes up approximately 60% of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles in the body, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can … Continue reading

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Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App! Or try Fooducate on the Web! The term “processed food” has gotten a bad rap in the last few years. We are told to buy unprocessed foods because they contain less chemicals, because they are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday (sort of) to Vitamin C

Happy Birthday (sort of) to Vitamin C

If you’ve noticed today’s Google Doodle, it depicts oranges and strawberries. Clicking on the link takes you to the Wikipedia page for one Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986), who discovered vitamin C in the early 1930′s. He even got a Nobel Prize for it. … Continue reading

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What’s Coating Your Fruits & Veggies?

What’s Coating Your Fruits & Veggies?

Clementines, if you are not familiar with them, are type of orange. They are slightly smaller, seedless, easy to peel, and very sweet. You can find them in supermarkets produce section, usually in netted bags such as above. Being the … Continue reading

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KidStrong Power Drink for Kids – Why Bother? [Inside the Label]

KidStrong Power Drink for Kids – Why Bother? [Inside the Label]

Kidstrong is a relatively new brand of sweetened drink aimed at kids, with a strong “natural” message for parents. It comes in 2 flavors: Natural Grape and Natural Orange. However, not one orange nor one grape goes into these drinks. … Continue reading

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The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

Here is an interesting finding from a recent market study. 1500 consumers across all demographics in the US were surveyed by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Artemis Strategy Group. The news: 43% of consumers have a negative attitude … 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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Taste Test – The Fruit Guys Home Delivery Box

Taste Test – The Fruit Guys Home Delivery Box

Last week we got a refreshing email from the Fruit Guys, who run a fresh fruit (and vegetable) delivery service in key metropolitan areas across the country. here’s their story: The Fruit Guys is a green and sustainability-focused company that … Continue reading

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Afternoon snacks and more

Afternoon snacks and more

Two recent posts from Health Castle with great ideas for easy and healthy after school snacking. 10 Healthy After-School Snacks Four Everyday Fruits Packed with Powerful Nutrition (Apples, Banana, Oranges, Grapes) Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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