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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

Egg sandwich (but in a tortilla this morning), ham, turkey, tomato & cucumber, and raisin bran with
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Egg sandwich (but in a tortilla this morning), ham, turkey, tomato & cucumber, and raisin bran with almond milk. I would add bananas to the cereal but they're not quite ripe enough yet....  Read more

Put your cheese burger on top of your salad minis the bread and mayo. Onions, tomatoes, lettuce, pic
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Put your cheese burger on top of your salad minis the bread and mayo. Onions, tomatoes, lettuce, pickle, on top of a salad! Sounds good to me! Then a low carb shake for later. Protein is good for you and will stay with you longer. Feel better soon!...  Read more

Can my whole family benefit from a diabetic diet?
Updated 2/13/2015 12:26:18 PM

My dad, who is diabetic, lives with us. He has had some health issues and I have decided I will cook for him to try to keep him following a better diet. I am overweight, and I have 4 teenagers who range from thin to average. Can we all eat diabetic r...  Read more

What benefit is my Exercise?
Updated 2/1/2015 11:23:14 AM

I don't feel any better. I am not losing weight. I stress over finding the time to get it done. Seems to me I should just quit. But I am not a quitter just a whiner I guess....  Read more

I am reading about all the wonderful benefits of d
Updated 1/27/2015 9:50:44 AM

I am reading about all the wonderful benefits of drinking warm lemon water! Losing weight is justbone of them! Anybody else hear about this?...  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

Kick Up Chili Seasoning Mixes with Flavorful Add-Ins

I have a delicious “from scratch” chili recipe that calls for some unusual ingredients, but it takes forever to assemble.To save time, I just add these items to a box of chili seasoning mix.Here’s what I add-in – you can add as many or as few as you...  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

Summer’s 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