5 Foods to Help Avoid Muscle Cramps (Plus 2 Busted Myths)

5 Foods to Help Avoid Muscle Cramps (Plus 2 Busted Myths)

If you exercise regularly, you may have experienced a muscle cramp during or after your workout. A cramp is a painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle into a knot. If you are running and experience a cramp in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | 2 Replies
3 Problems with Store-Bought Soup

3 Problems with Store-Bought Soup

Soup season has officially begun, which is great news for soup-lovers. Soups are easy to prepare, require very little work and can provide nourishment for a whole week. Unfortunately, many people are tempted to buy canned or otherwise prepared soups … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 5 Replies
8 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar & Salt Dependency

8 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar & Salt Dependency

People who try to lose weight often revert to their old habits. When asked why, one of the answers always revolves around the complaint that healthy food is not tasty. We’d like to share some good news. It’s not that … Continue reading

Posted in FoodThoughts | Leave a reply
Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Some foods contain copious amounts of sodium, and we don’t even notice. Due to the use of additional flavors, our taste buds don’t necessarily discern the saltiness. For example, a single sandwich may contain half or more of the daily … Continue reading

Posted in FoodThoughts | 1 Reply
Eating Out Can Kill Your Diet, Even at High End Restaurants

Eating Out Can Kill Your Diet, Even at High End Restaurants

Many Fooducate community members try to avoid fast food establishments, and they are right to do so. However, people are less worried about eating at full-service restaurants, whether they are part of a chain or independently owned. A study published … Continue reading

Posted in WeightLoss | 5 Replies
New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

When it comes to battling the obesity epidemic, New York City has been at the forefront of public health policy for well over a decade. New York was one of the first cities to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus … Continue reading

Posted in News | 1 Reply
8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

Posted in FoodThoughts | 3 Replies
Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 2 Replies
Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Yet another food company / restaurant chain is announcing a change to its ingredients. This time it is Panera Bread. After reviewing over 450 ingredients it uses for food preparation, the chain has created a “No No List” of ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in News | 5 Replies
11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 5 Replies