Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

This is a guest post from James Pintner, CRC (Certified Research Chef) . Where do I start? There is no more conspiracy in the food business than there is in any other business. Conspiracies come from greed or from wanting … Continue reading

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A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

If you drink store bought dairy milk, it isn’t just made of milk – it’s usually got vitamin A and vitamin D added.  Even organic milk: Organic Skim Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate and Vitamin D3. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

Thanks everyone who participated in yesterday’s informal survey about supplementing. We got over 50 responses on the blog and our facebook page. It’s clear that many of you are supplementing, on top of trying to eat as best as you … Continue reading

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Do You Supplement?

Do You Supplement?

Happy Friday folks. Quick informal survey today. Do you take supplements? What led you to this decision? Would you prefer not to rely on supplements if you could? Shoot away in the comments below. Thanks. Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App Web App  RSS or  Email … Continue reading

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Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

In the past few years, sales of vitamin D supplements have soared. More and more people have been tested for vitamin D deficiencies, and many doctors advised their patients to up their intake. But this trend may be coming to … Continue reading

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What’s The Deal with Vitamin Supplements?

What’s The Deal with Vitamin Supplements?

A priest and an atheist were sitting next to each other on a flight. They spent most of the time arguing their respective positions when suddenly the captain notified the passengers that the engines are burning and the plane is … Continue reading

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Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

First Lady Michelle Obama has a legacy she wants to leave behind: drastically reducing childhood obesity. Yesterday at a Mayors Conference in Washington DC,  she announced a new initiative in this spirit, to be formally announced in February. After presenting … Continue reading

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Twelve Things to Know about Vitamin D

Twelve Things to Know about Vitamin D

As if we don’t have enough to worry about with respect to nutrition, a set of new studies has shown that children are receiving way below their required amount of vitamin D. What is vitamin D? Why is it important? … Continue reading

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