9 Foods to Eat in 2012

9 Foods to Eat in 2012

Around this time of year, people start making their new year resolutions. Many of us will decide that this year we will finally go on that diet and keep the pounds off. We’d like to offer some suggestions for food … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying, is Give Peas a Chance…

All We Are Saying, is Give Peas a Chance…

We recently got this question from Mike: Dear Fooducate, I would appreciate an answer to a question that I have tried to get a reasonable reply to from various and sundry food experts to no avail about the dark green … Continue reading

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Gerber Graduates Healthy Meals for Preschoolers. Indeed?

Gerber Graduates Healthy Meals for Preschoolers. Indeed?

We’ve gotten some requests from readers to review baby / toddler foods over the past few weeks, so we’ll try to oblige. I strongly urge you read a previous posting entitled Do Children Need Kids Food?, Children meaning toddler from … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Still recovering from the most recent UK study showing that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional, we read in the Chicago Tribune that peaches contain excessive amounts of pesticides, some above government safe levels. It seems that peaches’ … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … Continue reading

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It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

Image via Wikipedia This is the second of a two part post. In the first part, we explained why it is cheaper to gain weight than it is to lose it. The price of taste and convenience has fallen mightily … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

The holidays are upon us, and with them, family time, festive meals, and an unfortunate side effect of weight gain. Better Homes and Gardens lists 6 superfoods to help you eat healthier come next weekend – turkey breast, cranberries, pumpkin … Continue reading

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Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Who hasn’t been told to cut down on fatty food, cholesterol, salt, sugar, and “practically everything that tastes good”. After a while, people just ignore these warnings because it seems that there is nothing healthy left to eat. After several … Continue reading

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