Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Important memo to parents: Children are a species of human with a digestive system just like you. It’s more than OK to feed them exactly what you feed yourself. It’s probably better for them because most products marketed to kids … Continue reading

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Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Energy drinks are no bastion of health.  Sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and tons of caffeine make them a bad choice!  But when we saw Ocean Spray’s Cran-Energy Sparkling drinks, we thought it could be different. Alas, yet … Continue reading

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Santa’s New Diet!

Santa’s New Diet!

Santa Claus is getting bigger and bigger with each passing year. Not the real Santa, but rather the legions of jolly men who dress as Santa to please kids across the country. ABC ran a story last week – Many … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Eat in 2012

9 Foods to Eat in 2012

Around this time of year, people start making their new year resolutions. Many of us will decide that this year we will finally go on that diet and keep the pounds off. We’d like to offer some suggestions for food … Continue reading

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Why is There Soy in My Hain Celestial Tea?

Why is There Soy in My Hain Celestial Tea?

We recently got an email from Amy, a fooducate community member: I drink a lot of tea. Often, the ingredients list says “natural flavors” at the end, then says “Contains: Soy.” I assume it is warning about soy because something … Continue reading

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This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

Lipton recently announced its plan for the summer: 100% Natural LIPTON® Green Tea with Flavors: As the Natural Food & Beverage category grows and consumers believe that “natural” is a key indicator for health and wellness,iced tea drinkers will find … Continue reading

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Japanese Tea Taste Test [Can you say Sokenbicha?]

Japanese Tea Taste Test [Can you say Sokenbicha?]

Fooducate blog reader and tea lover Julia recently received a sample pack of a new Japanese tea brand called Sokenbicha (“SO-can-BEE-cha”). It comes in 5 flavors (based on a holistic 5 elements theory – earth,wind, wood, water, and metal): Revive, … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Inhabitants of earth can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. Some countries are home to many more of one kind than the other. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many … Continue reading

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Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, the market last year stood at $7 Billion in sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea. The industry has quadrupled itself since the early … Continue reading

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Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

You’ve probably heard that celery has a negative calorie count. How could that be? The energy your body burns in breaking down the fibrous strands in the celery is more energy than the vegetable actually provides. We’re talking single digits … Continue reading

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