New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Scientists at UC Davis conducted an interesting study with the participation of 85 young healthy adults. During a two week trial, participants drank a daily dose of soft drinks and had their blood tested. The participants were divided into groups … Continue reading

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Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Here’s a bit of good news for fine cheese lovers. Researchers designed a study to answer the “French Paradox” – why do the French, whose diet is high in saturated fat, live linger than Americans or Brits? The accepted answer … Continue reading

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Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

98 percent of Americans don’t get enough of the micronutrient potassium in their diet. Potassium is an important mineral because it: 1. helps to build muscles, 2. balances fluid and electrolytes in the body 3. controls the electrical activity of … Continue reading

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Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

So, you want to lose weight but are running into roadblocks? Here are some tips that may help. 1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

Chefs and experienced home cooks know that a great soup starts with a favored liquid – stock or broth. While many of us use these terms interchangeability, there’s a technical difference: Stock is made using bones and meat. Broth is made … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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Not Enough Iron?

Not Enough Iron?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems American women face today. About 10% of women have low levels of iron. Today we’ll explain a bit about the importance of iron and how to make sure you are … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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Do Men Cook More than Women?

Do Men Cook More than Women?

Not yet. But according to GFK, an international market research firm, the gap between the sexes when it comes to cooking meals at home is getting smaller and smaller. In a survey of 27,000 adults in 22 countries, men averaged … Continue reading

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