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Bar Codes Tip

If you are not sure what is healthy when you go to the store an easy fix is to just select the food that does not have a bar code. What will end up happening is you will end up with a lot veggies in your cart. If you not a veggie fan then try to prepare then differently. Pick up a vegan cookbook at ...

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What are the health benefits of asparagus?

What are the health benefits of asparagus?

It is asparagus season so let's inquire into the health benefits of enjoying this popular spring vegetable:
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Benefits

It's not surprising to see asparagus being heralded as an anti-inflammatory food because...

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Which Berries Are Best?

Which Berries Are Best?


What would the world be like without the fresh, delicious flavors, colors and textures that berries provide to your diet?

More specifically, what would it be like if berries tasted good but didn’t provide all the nutrients they do? Chances are we wouldn’t be...

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What's New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes



What's New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. This benefit may be particular...

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Exposing the Fraud of Grocery Store Organic Eggs

Exposing the Fraud of Grocery Store Organic Eggs


When raised the way nature intended, both chickens and their eggs are healthy sources of high-quality nutrients that many are deficient in — especially high-quality protein and healthy fat.

Eggs contain complete proteins, meaning the...

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Food Fraud: What Are You Really Eating?

Food Fraud: What Are You Really Eating?

When you order sushi at your favorite restaurant or pick up a pound of coffee from your local supermarket, you assume you're getting the red snapper or Columbian beans as stated on the menu or label.

But not so fast. A growing number of cases of ...

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Keep Up with Healthy Habits During the Holiday Season


Keep Up with Healthy Habits During the Holiday Season


It’s hard to believe that it’s just about holiday time again…but guess what, it is! 2016 is coming to a close, and so here come the holidays and everything else that accompanies them — like holiday parties and treats!

Holida...

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Track your food!

Plan what you are going to eat for the week. Don't let yourself be caught off guard and without a plan. This also means special weekly events that you are invited to attend. You need to plan for the holidays and have other choices for side items in the menu. Measure your food so that you are accou...

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What is the best way to select and store honey?

What is the best way to select and store honey?

Honey is sold in individual containers or in bulk. It is usually pasteurized, although oftentimes at farmer's markets you can find raw honey. Raw honey ...

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Substituting foods and drinks!

I usually drink about three to four cups of coffee/day. With each, I would add about a tbsp. of cream---which has about thirty calories/tbsp.---I eliminated these calories by using two% mild --After a few days, I have never noticed the difference! Of course I never put sugar into my cu...

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