Nectarines – 5 Surprising Facts [Bonus Recipe included]

Nectarines – 5 Surprising Facts [Bonus Recipe included]

1. Nectarines are sometimes called “shaved peaches” because their skin is smooth. 2. Contrary to popular belief that they are a cross between plums and peaches, nectarines are in fact a type of peach. Every one in a while, a … Continue reading

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One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We’re celebrating the movement to protect our environment with over 1 billion people in 192 countries. As our planet is heating up, carbon emissions have become a considerations for many corporations and nations. But what about individuals? … Continue reading

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The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

Ever since retiring from Microsoft, Billionaire Bill Gates has been philanthropically involved with various humanitarian causes. Feeding the world is one of them. His heart is in the right place, although some of the directions taken are controversial. Recently, Gates … Continue reading

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RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Last week I attended the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, which boasted a wide variety of new products out on the market. The two-day … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Last weekend, at the Natural Food Expo in Anaheim, California, the CEO of Whole Foods Market announced a new initiative. By 2018, all products sold at Whole Foods Market will need to be identified as GMO or Not. GMO stands … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes naturally contain a good amount of Vitamin C. Even after heating and processing, products like salsa and pasta sauce should still retain a portion of their vitamin C. But this isn’t always the case. So where did the vitamin … Continue reading

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FDA to White House: Green Light on GMO Salmon

FDA to White House: Green Light on GMO Salmon

The FDA recently submitted documents to the White House Office of Management and Budget, supporting the commercialization of genetically modified salmon. This, after several years of studies on the health and environmental impact of this new breed of superfish. Before … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed healthcare provider in the US, with just under 9 million members, and 15,000 physicians. In its fall newsletter, the non-profit warns people about GMOs and their dangers: GMOs have been added to our food … Continue reading

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Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents about the potential dangers of pesticides for their kids: Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and … Continue reading

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