When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

As the days are getting warmer, the beverage aisles in your friendly neighborhood supermarket are seeing increased foot traffic. One of the presumed healthy choices is iced green tea. There are green teas, usually made with water, green tea, and … Continue reading

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How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

On the journey from soft drinks to water, many dieters stop at the milestone known as flavored waters. Some dieters opt for relatively low-cost powders that are added to water. One popular brand of flavored powder is Crystal Light. For … Continue reading

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Considering Getting a Free Slurpee Today? Think Again

Considering Getting a Free Slurpee Today? Think Again

Today is 7/11, which is a good excuse for 7 Eleven to celebrate its annual Slurpee Giveaway. Every year, 7-11 hands out millions of free Slurpee drinks nationwide. This year, the serving size has grown from 8 ounces to 12 … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

This is part two of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. It is appalling to witness the examples I am about to share with you. The U.S. food corporations are unnecessarily feeding us chemicals … Continue reading

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Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Red is a very appetizing color. We eat with our eyes, and when we see a rich red strawberry, a Red Delicious apple, or other foods draped in red, we want want them! That’s why manufacturers have been adding red … Continue reading

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … 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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Gatorade, for the Athlete Wannabe

Gatorade, for the Athlete Wannabe

Hi folks, today we are introducing a new format – video. Here is the inaugural episode of the Fooducate Show. Please let us know what you think! Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Fruity Cheerios – “Naturally” Flavored, Artificially Colored

Fruity Cheerios – “Naturally” Flavored, Artificially Colored

Fruity Cheerios is a relatively new extension of the venerable Cheerios line of cereals. The marketing pitch is directed at moms: Kids love the fruity fun, Moms love the Calcium and Vitamin D! Here’s more copyedit: Here’s why they are … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

The obesity epidemic has been the subject of our last few posts. On Friday we almost wept reading disheartening stats on obesity growth across the 50 states. Over the weekend we looked at the raging epidemic from a food industry … Continue reading

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