Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

The FDA is close to deciding that partially hydrogenated fats should be removed from the American food supply. This is a good thing. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) contain trans-fats, which are the worst type of fat for your cardiovascular health. … Continue reading

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Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

People like to eat pastries. They are a flavorful combination of flour, sugar, and fats. In generations past, pastries were prepared with either butter or lard. But these fats are at the same time too expensive and unhealthy. They are … Continue reading

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Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz has a new cracker on the market and it’s made with Whole Wheat! The reason we want whole wheat and whole grains in our diet is: 1. the whole grain contains many more nutrients than a refined grain 2. … Continue reading

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Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

We all know trans-fats are bad, and if you’ve been following this blog, you also know that if partially hydrogenated oil appears in a product ingredient list, that means it contains trans-fats. But what about FULLY hydrogenated oils? What you … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

As fooducate readers probably know by now, we take great care in pointing out marketing claims disguised as health claims. You know, the smart wordy quotes that make you feel you’re gonna live forever, disease free if you just buy … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Everyone loves pizza. It’s the #1 looked up entry in yellow pages and very popular in google searches as well. While dining at a pizzeria or getting delivered to your home are the most popular consumption modes, people are going … Continue reading

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Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Show me a child with orange fingers and a mustache of yellow crumbs, and I’ll show you an empty bag of Cheetos nearby. This crunchy snack from Frito-Lay has been around for ages, and is very popular with kids. Chester … Continue reading

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Are Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Good for You?

Are Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Good for You?

Here’s a “good for you” snack, according to its manufacturer, Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Granola bars enjoy a health halo due to the fact that they are from “granola”. From the box: Good source of calcium (10% of … Continue reading

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