When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

One of the complaints we often hear from people trying to improve their diet is how expensive it is to eat healthy. While this is a generalization that can be argued, one thing is irrefutable, it’s hard to eat healthy … Continue reading

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You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of this Vegetable

You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of this Vegetable

Pictured here is Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera, more commonly known as Brussels sprout. It is a cousin of the cabbage family, and too many of us have miserable memories of this veggie from our childhood. This is quite unfortunate, as Brussels … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative used to prevent food from molding. This sounds like a good food safety measure, what with the long shelf life many groceries are expected to display. Pickles, salad dressings, fruit juices, and soft drinks … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news thatĀ in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’ConnorĀ covered the story … Continue reading

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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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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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