8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Maltodextrin is one of the most asked about ingredients found on food packaging. It is present in about 10% of packaged food products. So what exactly is maltodextrin? And why is it used in so … Continue reading

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FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

We recently received an email pitch from FRS, a beverage company affiliated with Lance Armstrong, Tim Tebow and other super sport stars. We decided this would be a good opportunity to conduct an exercise in critical reading, to sharpen our … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

1. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. 2. It appears as a white powder. 3. Maltodextrin is produced from starches of corn, wheat, potatoes or rice. 4. Its … Continue reading

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Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

“No additives or preservatives” sounds like a promising claim on a food label. But you’ll be hard pressed to find products in the supermarket that don’t contain at least one food additive. Even organic products use them, and unless you … Continue reading

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The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

This was the week of stevia, a new zero calorie sweetener, that got FDA approval as a safe food additive, and will shortly find its way into soft drinks and other products scattered about our supermarket aisles. If you are … Continue reading

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Splendid Splenda contributes to Obesity

Splendid Splenda contributes to Obesity

That is the finding of a recent Duke University Study, says the New York Times: The latest salvo comes from Duke University researchers, who have published a study that says Splenda — the grainy white crystals in the little yellow … Continue reading

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