Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

People love the taste of sweet. At Fooducate, we often write about the dangers of excess sugar in the American diet. We also advise against the consumption of artificial sweeteners because of potential health risks. There is a third category … Continue reading

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What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

Sophie’s is a new and small manufacturer of Greek yogurt with the tag-line “No sugar added non-fat Greek yogurt”. This is exciting, as unsweetened yogurts are hard to come by these days. We expected the Blueberry Cobbler flavor to be … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Aspartame, Phenylalanine, and Those Scary Warnings on Soft Drinks

7 Things to Know about Aspartame, Phenylalanine, and Those Scary Warnings on Soft Drinks

Fooducate community member Skyler asks about a warning she saw on a pack of gum – “Phenylketonurics – contains phenylalanine” What is this? And what does it have to do with chewing gum? Or diet soda? What you need to … Continue reading

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Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Some friends were chewing Trident bubble gum recently at a long drawn meeting and they offered a piece to everyone so we could stay alert.The package as well as the gum itself are glowing pink. Knowing about Fooducate’s food label … Continue reading

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