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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Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

Maraschino Cherries are the ultra-sweet, plastic tasting condiments one often encounters topping ice cream desserts or added to cocktails. They are very pretty but most certainly don’t taste anything like real cherries. How did wonderful fresh cherries become “Maraschino”? There’s … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

10 Things to Know About Vitamin D

A new study has found that insufficient levels of vitamin D in older adults doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. But it’s not just older folks who aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. Most kids don’t get sufficient amounts … Continue reading

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Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

There’s no stopping the energy drink market, unfortunately. Instead of proper nutrition and sleep, people are seeking a shortcut in the form of sugary caffeine boosts. Monster is a category leader in a market that is growing 10% a year. … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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