The Truth About Cranberries

The Truth About Cranberries

As we get ready for the holidays, cranberries take a special place of honor at our dinner table. For most people, this means buying canned cranberry sauce. Cranberries are actually a year round business, with over 800,000 tons of fruit … Continue reading

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Give Thanks for REAL Cranberries!

Give Thanks for REAL Cranberries!

This is a guest post from Roxanna Kassam Kara. Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday – a time of gratitude and respect for the bounty of the harvest. So why do so many of us sit down to green bean … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Healthify Your Thanksgiving, Stay Sane and Eat Like Royalty

10 Ways to Healthify Your Thanksgiving, Stay Sane and Eat Like Royalty

Thanksgiving is exactly one week away, and the online world is buzzing with advice and suggestions. This is a special holiday where we look back and count our blessings. Our family, friends, our democracy. The fact that we have simple … Continue reading

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Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Less than 8% of the calories we consume are from bitter foods. But perhaps we need to increase that percentage. It turns out that the bitter taste is an expression of the antioxidants that are so healthy for us: flavonoids in … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Dried fruit are a tasty snack. They are supposedly as good as fresh fruit nutritionally, and have the added benefit of being available throughout the year, easy to store, durable, and versatile. We decided to take a look at a … Continue reading

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How to Choose Trail Mix

How to Choose Trail Mix

Image by Mr.Thomas via Flickr Hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park, you begin to feel a bit hungry. Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather just-one-bite-hungry. You satisfy that one bite, and 10 minutes later, you … Continue reading

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PepsiCo/Frito-Lay: Women Need More of Our Snacks

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay: Women Need More of Our Snacks

Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo has figured out just the thing women need more of. Not fruit, not exercise, not water. You guessed it – snacks: Last month the US firm launched its first snack – Smartfood Popcorn Clusters – … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

The holidays are upon us, and with them, family time, festive meals, and an unfortunate side effect of weight gain. Better Homes and Gardens lists 6 superfoods to help you eat healthier come next weekend – turkey breast, cranberries, pumpkin … Continue reading

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