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It’s so important to know what you’re eating, and product labels are the best place start. We have said many times that everyone should learn to read food labels. Knowing what is in the foods you eat is the only real way to ensure that you’re eating healthy.

Food labels can be confusing for many, though. Now there is an easy way for anyone with an iPhone or Android phone to know instantly what is in the foods they’re eating. It’s the Fooducate app, and it’s completely free! It’s available both from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

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We have said it many times before in this column, but it bears repeating: In order to eat healthy, you have to know what you’re eating, and that means learning to read the label. It’s not that hard – really!

There is a wealth of information on the labels of packaged foods, and here’s the first tip: It’s not on the front of the package! Instead, learn to read the Nutrition Facts panel and the Ingredients list. This is where the really important information is located.

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It seems pretty simple: A person puts on weight because they consume more calories than they burn. But, it turns out that there’s more to it. There has been a lot of research in recent years about the psychology behind eating, and the results are surprising.

It turns out that we eat for a number of reasons, and most have nothing to do with being hungry! Food is now more plentiful and affordable than at any other time in history. This has led to a growing increase in obesity. Today, more than one third of adults, as well as almost … Read the rest

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We’ve all heard about “healthy” foods that we should eat. But, how healthy are they, really? Here are 6 foods that many health magazines and nutrition gurus claim that should eat, but may actually not be that good for you. See what you think.

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. Peanut butter can have lots of protein and other important nutrients. Unfortunately, it can also have a lot of fat and calories too. Some popular brands can be as much as 70 percent fat! When manufacturers remove the fat, they often add artificial or natural sweeteners to maintain the flavor. This can … Read the rest

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5 Tips for Making the Best Food Choices

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it seems like things are always changing at the supermarket. Even though the number of new food products has dropped in recent years (largely because of the economic downturn), there are still about 20,000 new food products introduced each year.

Even more staggering is that the average super market stocks 40,000 to 50,000 food products today. How can you as a consumer possibly hope to make sense of so many choices?

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