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Tomato Benefits Resources

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4 Good Reasons to Buy Local Food

If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conve...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

Dining Out: Italian Cuisine

Characteristics: These simple menu items have lots of flavor. Portions in the U.S. are often double those served overseas. Many dishes are very high in fat and calories, so diligence is a must. Common Ingredients: Entrees are often d...  Read more

Build a Better Burrito

Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add...  Read more

Herbs and Spices to ''Spark'' Your Food

Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma. Tips for using herbs and...  Read more

Just did a little reading on health benefits of co
Updated 6/23/2016 11:22:23 PM

Just did a little reading on health benefits of cocoa powder. Yippee! I love Hershey's special dark in coffee, oatmeal, on fruit, etc. yumm...  Read more

Fresh vs Frozen Food Health Benefits
Updated 6/24/2016 1:40:10 AM

I buy fresh fruits from the Farmer's Market when I can but admittedly buy the frozen veggie packs from Costco because truth be told they make my life a lot easier. I always figured fresh > frozen but read an article (blog .homebistro. com/health-b...  Read more

Unexpected benefit to changing my eating habits -
Updated 6/21/2016 9:47:45 PM

Unexpected benefit to changing my eating habits - I realized this morning it's been over 2 months since I needed any Tums. I used to take them nearly daily. What are some unexpected benefits you've experienced?...  Read more

I'm not sure if I would benefit from a fit bit. Wo
Updated 6/13/2016 9:48:04 AM

I'm not sure if I would benefit from a fit bit. Would someone mind explaining the benefits of getting one? What all does it do? #fitbit...  Read more

Intermittent Fasting and its potential benefits
Updated 6/17/2016 1:41:38 PM

I have looked at some info on intermittent fasting. I am talking about stopping all eating at 6 or 7 PM and not eating again till at least 12 hours later--6 or 7 AM. So far (after about 5 days), I am not seeing any great improvement but no gain eithe...  Read more

Tomato Soup For Stress

Tomato Soup is supposed to relieve stress. It is high in Lycopene & Tomato is a natural antiseptic and a blood purifier.Nicotinic acid in tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol, thus helps prevent heart diseases. Pick tomatoes with the bright...  Read more

5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

5 Health Benefits of TomatoesOne medium whole tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. It also provides 40 percent of the recommended daily al...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Summerís Farm-Fresh Feast

One of Nature’s greatest gifts is a summer harvest. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and green beans are a canvas on which everyday cooks become culinary artists, preparing old favorites and dreaming up new dishes to please family and fr...  Read more

In the News: Functional Foods or "Franken-Foods"?

Call me old-fashioned, but when I want the health benefits of a tomato, I eat a tomato. If I want more Omega-3 fatty acids in my meals, I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning oatmeal. And if I want the antioxidant power of blueberries, I eat blueber...  Read more