Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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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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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more from Fooducate community members about Quest Bars. They seem to be tasty, they have an impressive nutrition facts panel, and somebody on their team is doing a kick ass job in marketing. Quest … Continue reading

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Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

The American public has been convinced that of the 3 macro nutrients needed to sustain our bodies – fats, carbohydrates, and proteins – we should focus more on protein. Fats make us fat, and carbs, well, they make us fat … Continue reading

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A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

You would think that 7 years after trans fat labeling became mandatory, no products manufacturer would dare use partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in their products anymore. According to the FDA, there has been a steep decrease in trans-fats across … Continue reading

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Dasani Drops. Flavor Enhancer. Health Reducer

Dasani Drops. Flavor Enhancer. Health Reducer

Remember when Kraft introduced Mio Water Flavoring last year? We didn’t (and still don’t) approve of that artificially constructed product, but the folks over at Coca Cola must be thinking otherwise. That’s why their subsidiary Dasani water group recently introduced … Continue reading

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Coke and Monster – A Match Made in Sugar (and Caffeine) Heaven

Coke and Monster – A Match Made in Sugar (and Caffeine) Heaven

Will the Coca Cola Company buy Monster Energy in the largest beverage industry acquisition ever? The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that a deal, valued at over $10 billion dollars, was in the works. That’s a lot of money to … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

When we joked about the big cola companies removing 30% of the sugar from their soft drinks as an April Fool’s prank, some people responded in all seriousness, having spotted such a cola from Pepsi out in the wild. And … Continue reading

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