Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

Things You Didn’t Know About Mozzarella Cheese

(photo: Laverstoke Park Farm) Mozzarella is a fresh cheese. It’s best eaten a day after production, but can be refrigerated in brine for up to a week. Vacuum packed, it can be stored for several weeks or more. Mozzarella was … Continue reading

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Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Plum Organics is a popular brand of squeezable food, targeting health conscious parents of toddlers who prefer organic and natural ingredients in travel safe packaging. The company has been so successful that Campbell’s acquired it a few years ago. Plum’s … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … 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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Scientists Find Correlation Between BPA and Autism

Scientists Find Correlation Between BPA and Autism

After many years of suspicion, a definitive link between BPA exposure and autism has been found. Researchers have shown that children with autism metabolize BPA differently than normal children. Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

Emotional Eating: Practical Steps to Reduce (Miniseries Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment on emotional eating. In part 1 we defined emotional eating. In part 2, we showed you how to identify when it happens to you. Today we will discuss the ways to reduce your … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Tahini is the Middle Eastern term for sesame seed paste. Sesame seeds are hulled, toasted and ground into a thick paste which is then used in savory and sweet foods. Tahini can stand on its own, though, as this simple … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!,┬áinto new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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