5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an investment in keeping our bodies healthy. According to Clare McKindley, a clinical dietitian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, “buying what’s in season keeps your … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

The old adage about keeping the doctor away does not take into account the potentially harmful effects of pesticide residue on apples and many other fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non profit that uses the power … Continue reading

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FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

Fiber is an important nutrient. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need 25 grams a day, but most of us fall short on this number because we don’t eat enough of the above. That’s why … Continue reading

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And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

Yogurt. – Say who? Harry Belzer. – Who is Harry Belzer, and how did he come to this conclusion? Mr. Belzer is a senior executive at NPD group, a market research group, who’s been following the food industry for decades: … Continue reading

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Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Still recovering from the most recent UK study showing that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional, we read in the Chicago Tribune that peaches contain excessive amounts of pesticides, some above government safe levels. It seems that peaches’ … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … Continue reading

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