Independence from Weight Loss Worries?

Independence from Weight Loss Worries?

Happy Fourth of July to the Fooducate Community! The United States has been Independent for almost a quarter of a millennia, and that is certainly cause for celebration. What does this have to do with weight loss? People on a … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Surviving 4th of July Weekend Without Derailing Your Diet

5 Tips for Surviving 4th of July Weekend Without Derailing Your Diet

This is going to be a wonderful weekend. You can have fun, celebrate, and even eat well without regretting anything come Monday morning. Here’s what to do. 1. For many of us the long holiday weekend starts today, but it … Continue reading

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Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Do you want to live longer? Consider putting down that sugary soft drink, right now. According to a new study published in Circulation, consumption of sugary soft drinks kills 25,000 people in the US every year, or 184,000 individuals worldwide. … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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Does Stomach Size Change When We Lose or Gain Weight?

Does Stomach Size Change When We Lose or Gain Weight?

The stomach is a curious organ. When empty, it is very compact – with a volume capable of holding less than a fifth of a cup of water. However, during a meal it expands 20-fold to about one quart-full. Within … Continue reading

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Pre-Washed Salad Greens Are Soaked in More than Just Water

Pre-Washed Salad Greens Are Soaked in More than Just Water

Pre-washed salad greens have reached the coveted billion dollar industry milestone. Smart marketers understood 20 years ago that washing and cutting leafy greens is too much of a hassle for many families. Beyond the convenience, here’s what you need to … Continue reading

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5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

If there isn’t a watermelon chilling in your fridge right now, you’re probably living in the southern hemisphere. Or, you ran out last night. Because how else could you not want this wonderful fruit as part of your life? Here … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

People have been fasting since the dawn of history, whether for religious and spiritual reasons or simply the lack of food. In recent years, periodic fasting has caught on as a diet trend, and not just for weight loss. It … Continue reading

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New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

Humans crave sweet. We are simply wired that way. Over the past two hundred years, table sugar has become so cheap and available that it has led to vast overconsumption. We are now paying with our health for the explosion … Continue reading

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