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Kellogg’s is being sued for misleading consumers about its Cheez It crackers. While the The package boldly claims “Whole Grain”, the first ingredient is actually refined flour, not whole grain flour.
Kellogg's is being sued for misleading consumers about its Cheez It crackers. While the The package boldly shows "Whole Grain", the first ingredient is actually enriched flour, not whole grain flour. Here is the ingredient list: enriched flour (whea...
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Despite the health halo it has, orange juice should not be a regular part of your diet. Here's why...
Do you drink orange juice? If you answered yes, you are not alone. More than 600 million gallons of orange juice are sold per year in the United States. Despite the health halo it has, orange juice should not be a regular part of your diet. Unlike ...
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A better understanding of what goes on in a person's brain when she craves junk food could potentially unlock ways to better resist temptation and curb consumption of unnecessary foods.
The brain is in charge of our thoughts, emotions, and urges. A better understanding of what goes on in a person's brain when she craves junk food could potentially unlock ways to better resist temptation and curb consumption of unnecessary foods. Wi...
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Ghee is made by clarifying butter and has been used in India for cooking and in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Is it any healthier than butter?
Are you a fan of butter but interested in trying something new? How about some ghee (pronounced gee, like geek without the k). Ghee is made by clarifying butter and has been used in India for cooking and in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years....
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Here are some interesting facts from the 2016 edition of the FDA's consumer survey, which was conducted in 2014 (why in the world does it take 2 years to publish results???)
If you read nutrition labels, you are impacted by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), the federal regulatory body tasked with ensuring you know what you are buying / putting in your mouth. Every few years, the FDA conducts a health and diet survey...
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One of the reasons for the low calorie count per serving is the "fluff factor". Basically, with Halo Top Ice Cream you are getting one third less product, or conversely, with Halo Top, you get a lot of air per serving.
Ice cream tastes awesome. A standard half cup serving of vanilla ice cream has 250 calories. Which is why it is such a guilt producing food for so many dieters. It's also the reason food manufacturers are constantly looking to create a low calorie ic...
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My knees were shot, and my joints ached. The diabetes monster reared its head again, and I finally figured out that you can't out-exercise a poor diet. I decided that it was finally time to make real, lasting changes.
This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Carol2699 I remember the day so well. It was July 2013, and I was directing a kids carnival at our church. I had to sit down, because my knees ached so badly. I weighed close to 230 pounds, and was ...
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Meetings are the bane of corporate life. They are time suckers and often useless, but there is no better alternative, so we are stuck with them. Besides the boredom and not getting any real work done, a major problem is the food and drinks often laid out for participants.
Meetings are the bane of corporate life. They are time suckers and often useless, but there is no better alternative, so we are stuck with them. Besides the boredom and not getting any real work done, a major problem is the food and drinks often laid...
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You don't need to be vegan or gluten-sensitive to enjoy these scrumptious cookies!
Here's a fun and quick recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes, including bake time! These gluten-free vegan cookies are only 80 calories each. You can use gluten free oats if you are sensitive, as well as vegan chocolate chips. Each cookie has 2.5 gr...
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Disruption in melatonin production can be caused by strong lights at home in the evening, and, unfortunately, by the light emitted from TV, computer, and smartphone screens.
We all know that a good night's sleep is crucial for weight loss. When we are tired we are more susceptible to caloric temptations. The scientific explanation lies in the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin whose levels increase the less we sleep. ...
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KIND bars, based primarily on nuts, have 3 grams of total fats and 1 gram of saturated fats per serving, which is higher than the maximum allowed level for the "healthy" designation, according to the FDA.
Last year, the FDA warned KIND Snacks that the marketing claims on its bars are in violation of labeling regulations. KIND stated that its bars are "healthy", but the word must be used in accordance with the regulation posted in the Code of Federal R...
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My meeting with the nutritionist really inspired me. The following weekend I went out and bought a whole bunch of groceries and all of them were healthy. I was so proud of myself because I used to only buy junk food.
This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Sara4704. Hi! Thanks for reading my story and I'm honored to share my story with all of you. This is not my first weight loss attempt. I've done it several times. The first time I was about 16 year...
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Fooducate is a personal food advisor, helping people make healthy food choices for their families. Fooducate’s nutrition app is available online and for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

We also publish a daily tip (more or less), where you’ll find tips and tricks to help make you a better shopper of nutritious food. Topics include nutrition fact labels, hard to pronounce ingredient names, “health claims”, and other marketing tricks to watch out for at the supermarket. We also discuss current events and public health policy.
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