The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

The Importance of Iron in Weight Management

Iron is an essential mineral. This means that the body cannot make any on its own, and it must be introduced from external sources such as food and supplements. Iron is used in the bloodstream to transport oxygen to all … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, and Vitamin C?

What’s the difference between Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, and Vitamin C?

Following yesterday’s post, one of Fooducate’s community members asked the question above. Here’s what you need to know: In short: Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Citric acid is something else. Both Citric acid and ascorbic acid occur naturally in citrus … Continue reading

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The Truth About Lemon Water

The Truth About Lemon Water

Contrary to popular belief, drinking hot lemon water every morning is NOT a miracle weight loss solution. We realize this post may hurt some people’s feelings, but: * There is no scientific evidence that lemon water can boost metabolism. * … Continue reading

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Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Broccoli 2.0 – Raw or Cooked?

Congratulations! You’re eating broccoli, and you actually like it. You’re expanding your culinary horizons and have added raw broccoli to your salad and shake. Perhaps you are interested to know if there is a nutritional difference between broccoli in its … Continue reading

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How to Beat an Iron Deficiency

How to Beat an Iron Deficiency

Feeling exhausted despite sleeping sufficiently? Seeing a pale ghost when looking at the mirror?  Easily getting short of breath? You may be suffering from an iron deficiency, the most common nutrient deficiency in America today, especially for women. Iron is … Continue reading

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Smoking, Weight Loss, and Nutrition

Smoking, Weight Loss, and Nutrition

Everyone knows smoking is bad for health. It causes cancer and heart disease. Everyone can tell you that. If you’re a smoker, you should quit. One of the side effects of the nicotine in cigarettes is a boost in the … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera is more commonly known as the Brussels sprout. It is a cousin of the cabbage family, and one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Brussels sprouts are a bursting with nutrients, including vitamin C, folic acid, B6, … Continue reading

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Bai Antiwater: Everything That is Wrong With Nutrition Today

Bai Antiwater: Everything That is Wrong With Nutrition Today

File this under ridiculous. Bai, a beverage company whose exotically named drinks we’ve covered in the past, is now selling bottled water, but calling it something else. Meet Bai “Anti-water”. Seriously. That’s the product’s name. Here is the pitch from … Continue reading

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For the Love of Papaya

For the Love of Papaya

It is peak papaya season. If you don’t have one in your fridge, here is some motivation. ONE Eating papaya with lime or lemon juice drizzled on top brings out the best flavors. The acid bite of the citrus perfectly … Continue reading

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FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

FIVE Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Strawberries are a gift from mother nature to mankind. They are probably the ultimate snack. Here are a few reasons why you should be eating more: ONE A 1-cup serving (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories! TWO That single … Continue reading

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