Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna (by Clif Bar), the brand of bars targeted to the “fit female”, has released a new product, apparently for the Ensure generation. The Luna Fiber bar is soft, sweet and pumped up with fiber, vitamins and minerals. While the … 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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Seven Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Seven Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, we thought to remind you about the health benefits of eggs: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Eggs are a cheap and … Continue reading

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Spring is Here, Sun is Shining, Do We Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Spring is Here, Sun is Shining, Do We Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Spring is here! Starting today, days are getting longer, and we can spend more time in the sun. One of the benefits is that our body, cool factory that it is, can manufacture a very important vitamin just from our … Continue reading

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Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

A salad without the dressing is like a _________ without ___________ [Fill in the blank] A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier – and as you’ll see in a minute – improves the … Continue reading

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Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Here’s a note we got from a a long time reader of the Fooducate blog, Alison: Just curious to see if you have looked at the new Kraft Milk and Granola bars? I saw these at my local grocer in … Continue reading

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Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

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Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Big marketing move for General Mill’s Yoplait brand this week. The yogurt giant has reformulated its “Original” line of products by fortifying them with calcium and vitamin D. Calcium has moved up from 20% of the daily value to 50%, … 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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Confusing Egg Labels

Confusing Egg Labels

We’re big on eggs here at Fooducate. They are a cheap and reliable source of protein, especially for meat avoiders. They are one of few foods naturally containing vitamin D and they are also a good source of vitamin A, … Continue reading

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