How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

How to Improve Your Iron Absorption

Feeling tired lately despite lots of sleep? Are you feeling weak even though you eat a lot? Is your skin looking more pale than normal? You could be suffering from anemia, a health problem most common in women and young … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut oil is hot, and it’s not just because of its tropical origins. Vilified for decades for its extremely high saturated fat content, coconut oil has found many new fans in recent years. The web is bursting with health claims … Continue reading

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Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

As summer fades to memory, so do our suntans. While tanning parlors are preparing for their busy season, an old-new solution is readily available – fruits and vegetables. In fact, it may even be better than a suntan. A UK … Continue reading

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Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

This chilled soup is actually a dessert. The sweet and tart pomegranate juice serves as host to slippery tapioca and crunchy pomegranate arils, a combination that’s sure to create a party in your mouth. This is a visually appealing dish … Continue reading

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The Surprising Reason Cauliflower is White

The Surprising Reason Cauliflower is White

Cauliflower has staged a comeback in 2014, featured in many recipes and upscale dishes such as savory cauliflower steak with butter, seasoned spicy cauliflower rice, or a a simple roast with olive oil and sea salt. A cup of cauliflower … Continue reading

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Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Big food and beverage companies have increasingly become the target of class-action lawsuits. While victories end up with very small earnings for individual consumers, the big winners are usually the representing law firms, making millions of dollars in legal fees. … Continue reading

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Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

There are three interesting data points from the past few days that paint a cautiously optimistic picture for America’s health, as it relates to food. 1. Obesity rates in most states seem to be leveling off. After years of steadily … Continue reading

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General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

  The big news today is that General Mills, the food behemoth with almost $20 billion in annual sales, is acquiring Annie’s, a California company best know for its organic line of snacks and foods. The sale price is $820 … Continue reading

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How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

Kellogg’s is a big offender when it comes to breakfast nutrition. As one of the world’s biggest cereal makers, it has purveyed billions of sugary meals to barely-awake Americans for over 100 years. Brands such as Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, … Continue reading

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The Truth About MSG

The Truth About MSG

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a salt form of an amino acid (protein building block). It is often used as a food additive because it adds a deep umami flavor to dishes. MSG was first synthesized in 1908 in Japan, when … Continue reading

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