The Bogus BMI

The Bogus BMI

There’s a great read on The Body Mass Index (BMI) over at Mother Jones. This is the standard unit of measurement used to assess a person’s health via assumptions about overweight and obesity. Adopted in the 80′s by the health … Continue reading

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The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

It’s fall and pumpkin season is in full swing. Orange is the new green, and you can’t turn around without stumbling over a pumpkin flavored food or beverage. Don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin in our recipes. Today, however, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Olive Oil?  Yes We Can!

Cooking with Olive Oil? Yes We Can!

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. One of the most common myths about olive oil believed by Americans is that you can’t or shouldn’t cook with it. In a recent study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

The answer is fake meat. What you are looking at is Seitan, the step-brother to soy-based tofu. Unlike tofu, seitan is made from gluten. Yes, that same gluten that many Americans are shunning today. Seitan has been used as a … Continue reading

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This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

There’s a great article in The Atlantic about America’s best selling apple – the Red Delicious. It’s the story of an apple that looks great, but tastes terrible. “Bumped around the bottom of lunch bags as schoolchildren rummage for chips … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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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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