Superfood Sunday: Ginger

Superfood Sunday: Ginger

If you eat sushi, you’ve probably had some yellow/pink pickled ginger slices to freshen your breath in between bits of nigiri and a rainbow roll. Or you may have had some ginger in your Thai stir fry; or (jingle bells) … Continue reading

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To be or not to be Organic

To be or not to be Organic

With the recession blowing in like a mighty winter storm, people are looking for savings everywhere, including food. Organic is more expensive than conventional, so for those purchasing organic produce, switching back may be a substantial money saver. An article … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

To our readers, families, and friends, happy Thanksgiving. Certainly a day to be thankful for the plentiful bounty each of us can choose from each and every day. Once upon a time, putting food on the table was nothing short … Continue reading

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Evil Nutrient for 2009 – Salt ?

Evil Nutrient for 2009 – Salt ?

Great article in USA Today, with some hope and advice on reducing sodium in our diet: Even as artery-clogging trans fats continue their fast fade from the nation’s food supply, there are early signs that 2009′s nutrition “bad guy” will … Continue reading

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Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

From the LA Times: The industrial chemical melamine was found in a sample of infant formula made in the U.S. in a “trace” amount that poses no health concern, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The positive sample turned … Continue reading

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Recall – Stop & Shop Recalls Butternut Squash (Undeclared Egg Allergen)

Recall – Stop & Shop Recalls Butternut Squash (Undeclared Egg Allergen)

From the FDA’s website: Following a recall from its vendor, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has announced it is recalling all butternut squash sides that are packaged with the supermarket chain’s prepared turkey and ham holiday dinners. The recall … Continue reading

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Hold the Salt

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Hold the Salt

New York City seems to have taken a leadership role in nutrition advocacy. The city, first to mandate menu labeling in chain restaurants, is now considering ways to decrease salt intake. Last month, mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Doctor … Continue reading

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Killer in the Kitchen – Undeclared Allergens in Packaged Foods

Killer in the Kitchen – Undeclared Allergens in Packaged Foods

Every year, 30,000 people are rushed to the emergency room because of an allergic reaction to food. Some 150 die, a high percentage are kids. In many cases, despite special care taken not to consume any product suspected to contain … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

The holidays are upon us, and with them, family time, festive meals, and an unfortunate side effect of weight gain. Better Homes and Gardens lists 6 superfoods to help you eat healthier come next weekend – turkey breast, cranberries, pumpkin … Continue reading

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Portion Control – Can You Spot 100 Calories?

Portion Control – Can You Spot 100 Calories?

Women’s Health Magazine recently published a cool online quiz that tests your ability to discern a 100 calorie portion from a more fattening one. 24 questions Here. Good Luck. What you need to know: Manufacturers have identified the growing trend … Continue reading

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