Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Dieters in the US were introduced to stevia sweeteners just a few years ago, after they received the coveted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Finally, a zero calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of a … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in many foods and beverages in the US. Surplus corn supply and the need for low-cost … Continue reading

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Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

image: kimballlarsen.com This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Beginning May 8, 1993 the American public has benefited from information about the composition of foods and beverages.  That date was the deadline for placing ‘Nutrition Facts’ on the … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

A Fooducate community member, Sofia, recently emailed us with this question: What is it about “Surimi” (or crab sticks), I often see women who are on protein diet eating surimis, I see them in my sushis, I see them in … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is used abundantly in our food industry. You’ve probably seen it as an ingredient on many products at the grocery store. You can actually buy corn syrup as a product for your recipes. But what exactly is it? … Continue reading

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Save America’s Babies from Obesity: Join Dr. Greene’s “White Out” Campaign

Save America’s Babies from Obesity: Join Dr. Greene’s “White Out” Campaign

Fooducate recently presented at the Health 2.0 conference in San Diego. On stage, facilitating the discussion on food as a preventive medicine, was Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, author, and Stanford professor. His website, DrGreene.com, has been online since 1995! … Continue reading

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The Truth About Carbohydrates

The Truth About Carbohydrates

This is a guest blog post by Shoshi Domb.   The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and summer is right around the corner. As summer arrives, so does diet season. Since there are so many diets on the … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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