Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

Stay Away from These 3 Trans-Fat Alternatives

People like to eat pastries. They are a flavorful combination of flour, sugar, and fats. In generations past, pastries were prepared with either butter or lard. But these fats are at the same time too expensive and unhealthy. They are … Continue reading

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How Much Crap Can There Be in a Heart Smart Creamer?

How Much Crap Can There Be in a Heart Smart Creamer?

This non-dairy creamer claims to be “Heart Smart”. Unfortunately, its ingredient list tells another story: Corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate (milk derived), dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, sodium silicoaluminate, sodium triployphosphate, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of … Continue reading

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In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

This is a guest blog post by Bridgette Kidd, MPH, RD. As you may have heard, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally considering fully addressing the issue of trans fats – an industry developed public health … Continue reading

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Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

Are Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars Getting Any Healthier?

We’ve written in the past about NutriGrain, a brand owned by Kellogg’s, and did not have good things to say about these bars’ nutrition profile (see here and here). So we were really hoping to see some improvement in a … 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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BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

Major news this morning! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just published a

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Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

We ran a very informal survey on the Fooducate Facebook Page yesterday asking the community What food product or ingredient(s) would you like to see gone for good in 2013? After reading through several hundred responses here are the top … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

On a recent visit to my aunt, I found this Nutty Delights Bar on her kitchen counter.  Looked yummy and seemed like a decent choice for auntie, a known junk food addict.  It has fiber, it has antioxidants . . … Continue reading

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Whole Foods Market is a good place to spot new food trends. A theme that seems to be picking up in recent years and months is eco-packaging. This could mean using recycled paper or plastic as packaging material, some commitment … Continue reading

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