7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

More good news this morning! Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, owned by Yum Brands, have separately announced changes in their product formulation, focusing on removing artificial ingredients. Taco Bell announced that it will be removing artificial colors and flavors from … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Could everything we’ve been taught about “calories in vs. calories out” be wrong? According to British scientist (and author) Tim Spector ,of King’s College London, the reason for the global obesity epidemic is the lack of variety in the Western … Continue reading

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How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

How Memorial Day Become Just Another Long Weekend

Many people don’t really think about this weekend, and especially today, as a memorial day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, it has come to signify the first long summer weekend, celebrated with sales at shopping malls and grand barbecues. How did we … Continue reading

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Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

(photo: Laverstoke Park Farm) Mozzarella is a fresh cheese. It’s best eaten a day after production, but can be refrigerated in brine for up to a week. Vacuum packed, it can be stored for several weeks or more. Mozzarella was … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

5 Tips for Healthier Choices in the Condiment Aisle

Spices are such a joy. Imagine life in medievel Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. The culinary arts have come a long way since. Today we can enjoy flavors from around the globe just by … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

It doesn’t get much healthier than broccoli. This veggie is a nutrition powerhouse: Only 27 calories per 1/2 cup cooked 10% of daily fiber (3 g) 25% Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 138% Vitamin K 21% of Folate The problem … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

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14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

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