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To what foods are people most allergic?

To what foods are people most allergic?

Although allergic reactions can occur to virtually any food, research studies on food allergy consistently report more problems with some foods than with others. It's important to realize that the frequency of problems varies from country to country and...

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What Is Dragon Fruit Good For?

What Is Dragon Fruit Good For?


Dragon Fruit Nutrition Facts

Who knew there was a plant with a flower like an explosion of flame, which produces a beautiful but short-lived fruit with the appearance of a brilliant pink rosebud? This is the pitya – dragon fruit – indigenous to Centra...

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What Are Dates Good For?

What Are Dates Good For?


Dates Nutrition Facts


While dates don't appear to be particularly special with their oddly wrinkled, brown exterior, they're satisfyingly chewy and flavorful. Undoubtedly a favorite since the Garden of Eden, dates are considered a drupe because they con...

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Prepare ahead of time

If you wait til you're hungry to start preparing, you'll be fighting against the urge to eat whatever comes to hand while you're trying to prepare your meal.

Instead, while cleaning up your meal, think of what you'll need to make the next meal quicker and almost instant and get started with ...

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awesome breakfast using sparkrecipes

awesome meal for breakfast-
cottage cheese oatmeal pancakes (found in sparkrecipes) topped with .5 cup fat free cottage cheese and .5 cut blueberries

so good
and packed with protein! ...

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How to stay healthy on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start for family cook outs and outdoor eating. And with so many of our favorite summer foods to choose from, it's often hard to figure out what "smart" eating choice is at a summer barbecue — and the best ways to burn off those extra calories.

After mont...

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What Are Cucumbers Good For?

What Are Cucumbers Good For?


Cucumbers Nutrition Facts
Cucumbers: Why They're Beneficial


The fourth most widely cultivated "vegetable" in the world, the cucumber, related to both the melon and squash families, is technically a fruit. With its mild, refreshing flavor that mix...

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What Is Corn Good For?

What Is Corn Good For?

Corn Nutrition Facts

Experts believe corn originated in Mexico and was transported northward by both indigenous people and Spanish explorers. When the pilgrims first came to the Americas, the Indians introduced them to one of their main crops: “maize.” In 1609, c...

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What Are Collard Greens Good For?

What Are Collard Greens Good For?

Collard Greens Nutrition Facts

Collard greens hold a revered place in the hearts and on the tables of every true Southerner, but they have such remarkable qualities, that they’re the type of food everybody should get the goods on. Native to the Mediter...

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What Are Coconuts Good For?

What Are Coconuts Good For?



Coconut Nutrition Facts


While the coconut is a mainstay in the diet of nearly one third of the planet, it's considered exotic in the Western world. Experts describe the coconut as not just a fruit, but a nut and a seed as well – a drupe. It has t...

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