Dispelling a Myth about Nightshade Vegetables

Dispelling a Myth about Nightshade Vegetables

We recently received an inquiry from a Fooducate community member asking us about the dangers of eggplants and tomatoes, vegetables belonging to the “nightshade” family. In this post, we’ll briefly explain what nightshades are, and why for virtually every person … Continue reading

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Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

An open secret in the grocery business is that vast amounts of perfectly fine produce is thrown away every day because it does not conform to strict visual guidelines, or, in other words, is unsellable. It could be a pear … Continue reading

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Beer for Weight Loss

Beer for Weight Loss

This is too good to be true: a compound found in beer, xanthohumol, can help you lose weight and improve your health. It is an antioxidant found in hops, the main ingredient used to craft your beer. In studies conducted … Continue reading

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Everyone Knows Where Salt Comes From, But What About Pepper?

Everyone Knows Where Salt Comes From, But What About Pepper?

Black Pepper is the most ubiquitous spice in the world, found on almost every dining table alongside salt. Few people know how it makes its way there, so we’d like to shed a bit of light on the matter. Black … Continue reading

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The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The ritual of weighing oneself is part and parcel of dieting. We’re all familiar with the feelings of anxiety mixed with hope as we place our feet on the scale. How much did I lose? Did I gain? Am I … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

Today is National Pretzel Day, a made up marketing holiday with an enticing freebie. Various chains will be handing out free pretzels to customers. Is this a good idea for someone watching what they eat? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Why There Will Never Be a “Biggest Loser” Contestant Reunion

Why There Will Never Be a “Biggest Loser” Contestant Reunion

We’re a couple of months past the Biggest Loser finale, and now that the hype has subsided, we thought it would be a good time to talk some sense into our readers. If you are a fan of this show, … Continue reading

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Turmeric – the “Healing Spice” (Plus Golden Milk Recipe)

Turmeric – the “Healing Spice” (Plus Golden Milk Recipe)

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes throughout China and India for thousands of years. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial properties and contains many important nutrients. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, … Continue reading

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Cheesy Spinach Bites [Recipe]

Cheesy Spinach Bites [Recipe]

Spinach is probably one of the healthiest foods out there. Our friends at How Does it Grow have prepared an awesome video explaining how spinach is grown, all year long. Here’s a fun recipe as well, for Cheesy Spinach Bites … Continue reading

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8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

8 Brain Foods to Help You Focus

Looking for something besides coffee to help keep your brain sharp throughout the day? Try one of these foods, which studies have shown to improve cognitive function. 1. Leafy greens In a 2015 study on older adults, those who ate … Continue reading

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