10 Things to Know About Trans-Fats

10 Things to Know About Trans-Fats

1. You would think that with all we know about Trans-Fats, these terrible fats would be out of our food system by now. While requiring trans-fats information on nutrition labels has dramatically reduced their presence in packaged foods, they still … Continue reading

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Weight Loss And Your Brain

Weight Loss And Your Brain

There are many reasons to lose weight, but if you needed more motivation, new research points to an interesting relationship between your brain and your weight. Obese people have a 35 percent higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to … Continue reading

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Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

The age-old advice about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is being questioned in a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More specifically, the researchers wanted to see how breakfast, or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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A Cure for Food Allergies?

A Cure for Food Allergies?

Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. The number of kids with allergies has doubled in less than one generation. Scientists are trying to figure out what has caused this increase, but one of the directions being looked at closely … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Your Food – What You Don’t Know Will Harm You

Chemicals in Your Food – What You Don’t Know Will Harm You

In recent decades, food technology has progressed at such a pace that we now have thousands of chemicals being used as additives in beverages and foods. There are over 9000 additives today compared to 800 fifty years ago. The Food … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

Wilted greens are the result of dehydration of the plant’s cells as well as enzyme activity that beaks down cell walls. A quick and easy way to revive your lettuce, cilantro, or baby greens is to soak them in ice-cold … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Earlier this summer we wrote about the FDA’s surprising recommendations for pregnant women, encouraging them to eat more fish, including 2-3 servings of tuna per week. Now, the highly esteemed Consumers Reports is advising pregnant women to avoid tuna altogether. … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapples, Don’t Settle For Less

Fresh Pineapples, Don’t Settle For Less

If you are looking for a healthy sweet snack for you and the kids, there’s nothing quite like a fresh sweet pineapple. The tangy combination of sweet and tart leaves the canned version miles behind. A single pineapple, weighing in … Continue reading

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Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Spotted in the wild – Hunt’s “100% Natural” Tomato Ketchup. The Con-Agra owned brand boast No preservatives, and No high fructose corn syrup on the front of pack. This is the copy on the back: “From the tomato experts: Hunt’s … Continue reading

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