Understanding Serving Sizes is Key to Weight Loss

Understanding Serving Sizes is Key to Weight Loss

One of the challenges of losing weight is choosing the correct portion size and not overeating. This is true for both packaged products and home made food. Even if all you eat is A-grade foods, you can still go over … Continue reading

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This Is Why the Number of Calories in Your Ice Cream Is About to Double

This Is Why the Number of Calories in Your Ice Cream Is About to Double

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The most important single value in the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods is the serving size. If the serving size is larger, so are the values of all the … Continue reading

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Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

So, you’re trying to lose weight. You’ve bought the right foods, and you are even counting your calories. You read the nutrition label to see how many calories are in your cookie. Do you also take note of the serving … Continue reading

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BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

BodyArmor Sports Drink for Kids: the Cons & Pros

If you are a parent of a child who regularly participates in sports activities, you may be tempted to provide her with sports drinks to help rehydrate. While in some cases this is a good idea, for most children, water … Continue reading

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Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K is Kellogg’s brand long associated with dieting women. The brand is trying to expand beyond weight loss and into healthy yet indulgent lifestyle. One of the new product lines is low-calorie brownies – only 80 per serving! This … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is the morning routine for the majority of Americans. The vast array of choices, an entire supermarket aisle, is evidence of our love affair with popped, extruded, or otherwise processed grains mixed with sugar and milk. Cereal is … Continue reading

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Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

One of the the most important pieces of information on a nutrition label is the serving size, which is the basis for determining the amount of calories, carbs and all other nutrients. For beverages, the serving size is usually one … Continue reading

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FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

Earlier this year, the FDA announced its plans to change the 20-year old nutrition facts panel that appears on food products. The change reflects changes in nutrition science and a better understanding of consumer behavior. We analyzed the announcement back … Continue reading

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Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

There’s not much good to say about Ritz Crackers. Made from refined flour, trans-fatty oils, and high fructose corn syrup, there is no redeeming nutrient in this product. You can take a look at the ingredients and see for yourself: … Continue reading

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Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

If you are a regular user of the Fooducate app, you may have noticed that some products appear multiple times in our database. This is due to the fact that food companies manufacture multiple package sizes, and each package has … Continue reading

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