Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

At Fooducate, we are big fans of nuts and seeds as snacks. Eaten with a piece of fruit, they provide a great combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Let’s talk peanuts, shall we? Although technically a legume, not a … Continue reading

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Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, has found a correlation between high blood pressure and an affinity for salty food. Scientists observed 4 small groups of subjects who were offered french bread … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

For the human body, salt is at the same time a necessary mineral and a deadly one. In ancient times, it was so coveted, that Roman soldiers received their pay in salt (the term “salary” from the latin for salt … Continue reading

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The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

Public health policy works. Here are some hard numbers for you, straight from the United Kingdom: Between 2003 and 2011, the Brits decreased their daily salt intake by 15 percent In that same time, death from heart diseases decreased by … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s dubs itself “America’s Diner”. While diners serve traditional fare, it is usually not considered the most healthful. Let’s just say there’s a lot of grease to go around. But you’ve got to give the people what they want, and … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives are tasty. They are meaty and savory, and each one has only 10-15 calories. A standard serving is 4 or 5 olives, which keeps you in the 50 calorie range. Not bad. The problem with olives is their high … Continue reading

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