4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Yesterday morning, researchers at Stanford University published a meta-analysis on the health benefits of Organic vs. Conventional Food. They didn’t find any. By nightfall, hundreds of news outlets had published stories online. Before we dive in to the details, here … Continue reading

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National French Fries Day Today. Here’s A Healthy Alternative Recipe

National French Fries Day Today. Here’s A Healthy Alternative Recipe

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Today is National French Fries Day, another made up holiday by the food industry to get us to eat more.  Fries originated in Belgium, but it was our third President, Thomas Jefferson that asked for … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. People are generally of two camps regarding salad dressings – homemade or store-bought/bottled.  Making your own requires just a few simple ingredients … 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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Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

A big thanks to Carol Harvey for taking these pictures at her local Trader Joe’s earlier this week. They have signs in the produce department pointing out the alleged nutritional benefits of various fruits and veggies. One word: Embarrassing! 1. … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a Yogurt Salad?

Have you ever had a Yogurt Salad?

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Here’s a fun brunch idea for a spring weekend – Yogurt Salad! Yogurt is healthy. Raw veggies are too. Why not mix ‘em together and enjoy a hearty, healthy treat? Yogurt Salad.  Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an investment in keeping our bodies healthy. According to Clare McKindley, a clinical dietitian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, “buying what’s in season keeps your … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Puree pouches are all the rage right now. And not just for little kids either. My almost 11 year old daughter squeezes one into her mouth for snack at least … Continue reading

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