Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Congratulations! You got up early, scraped yourself out of bed and spent 30-60 minutes working out. You ran, swam, biked, or hit the weights. You’re ready for the weekend! Now it’s time to cool off and replenish the body. “Recovery” … Continue reading

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Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

Fooducate community member @sunsky16 messaged us with a question that many of you may be asking yourselves: “Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” … Continue reading

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How Much Sugar in Starbucks “Lightly Sweetened” Iced Coffee?

How Much Sugar in Starbucks “Lightly Sweetened” Iced Coffee?

We’re in the heat of summer, and everyone is slogging through long, hot, and humid days. People hydrate more during July and August than the rest of the year. While this can be an opportunity to train the palate to … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s is promoting its strawberry lemonade this summer, encouraging us to “get shakin’ on some strawberry sweetness.” We can relate to that. In fact, we love strawberries. However, this is simply sugar water in disguise. Don’t believe us? Here’s the … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

As you probably know, tens of millions of students eat a free or reduced-price lunch, served by their school, 5 days a week. The government pays for these lunches, and, as such, they need to adhere to a set of … Continue reading

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Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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