Snapple Punch – Harm Yourself for Just 79 Cents

Snapple Punch – Harm Yourself for Just 79 Cents

Spring is here and soon the cold drink season will be in full swing. This is the first of several friendly reminders that nothing beats water for hydration. It’s healthier and cheaper than anything else being marketed to you or … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

Did you know that in the US, 7 of the top 10 beers, are light beers? They accounted for a whopping 46 percent of units sold last year. One in 5 beers sold is … Bud Light. It may initially … Continue reading

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Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Teens in Ohio who took a 30-day challenge to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks not only reduced their intake, but also substantially increased their water consumption. Working together to create awareness campaigns and a can-do atmosphere in their high-schools … Continue reading

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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

Here at Fooducate HQ, salad dressing is never store-bought. If the veggies are fresh and tasty, all you really need is a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt to enjoy. But alas, US supermarkets dedicate entire aisles to … Continue reading

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5 Simple Weight Loss Hacks You Can Start Today!

5 Simple Weight Loss Hacks You Can Start Today!

Happy New Year! If you are like many other people, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions that include healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. The motivation to succeed is high today, but for most people it evaporates almost as fast … Continue reading

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The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

Lunchables is a billion dollar franchise for Kraft Foods selling a cheap and unhealthy lunch solution to mom and kids for over 30 years. The combination of fat, sugar and salt in the company’s amalgamation of its top brands (Oscar … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, is generally regarded as safe. It may even provide some health benefits, when consumed in moderate amounts. The magic number for healthy adults is 3 cups of joe a day. What are the caffeine recommendations … Continue reading

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5 Simple Tips for Holiday Health

5 Simple Tips for Holiday Health

Every year we see it again. Late November signals the white flag of surrender for many people who give up their healthy habits without even a fight. It’s as if the holidays are a weapon of mass destruction, obliterating our … Continue reading

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Why Steaming Your Broccoli is Faster than Roasting It

Why Steaming Your Broccoli is Faster than Roasting It

There are many ways to prepare vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. One very popular method is roasting them in the oven, and another is steaming them. Steaming takes 5-7 minutes. Roasting takes 15-20. At first this may seem counter-intuitive. … Continue reading

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