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Try the Fruit & Veggie Experiment

Try this experiment: Take a piece of paper and make three columns. In the first column, list the meals or snacks you ate yesterday. In the second, list the veggies or fruits (if any) that were part of each meal or snack. In the third, write what could have been… Read More

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High Five Your Freezer – March is Frozen Food Month

A month that celebrates what is in your freezer? You bet. Consider that less than a century ago, before the launch of quick frozen foods, consumers were unable to take advantage of the convenience and nutritional value of fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. Today, “frozen” has truly caught on with… Read More

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True or False: Pizza is Health Food (Hint: Rejoice)

Psst. Pizza is good for you. So say the authors of The 10 Things You Need to Eat: And More Than 100 Easy and Delicious Ways to Prepare Them, a new book written by New York Times Health columnist Anahad O’Connor and Food Network chef Dave Lieberman. O’Connor and Leiberman… Read More

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Just the Facts (More or Less) – A Nutrition Label Analysis

Do the Super Chocolate Sugar-Os you had for breakfast claim to combat heart disease? Did that 20-ounce bottle of soda from the vending machine you polished off during lunch say it actually contains 2.5 servings? If so, you are a casualty of Nutrition Labeling. Nutritional Labels began showing up on… Read More

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Beet Lovers: Don’t Read This

Love beets? That delicious earthy flavor makes them a favorite in salads, and while we’ve all had them pickled or canned, baked fresh beets can be superb. If beets are a staple in your kitchen, that’s great news. Beets are full of those natural red pigments that may be cancer… Read More

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The Mediterranean Diet & Stroke Connection: Incentive to Get Your Fruits & Veggies?

A new study out of Columbia University Medical Center reveals that adhering to the Mediterranean diet may help seniors avoid strokes, and ultimately dementia. A Mediterranean-like diet can lead to reduced strokes in the part of the brain that leads to reduced cognitive function in later years, according to the… Read More

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Superfoods Uncovered: Who is Behind this Nutritional Catchphrase?

You’ve seen the term on blogs, on websites and in the news. Health Magazine used it in America’s Healthiest Superfoods for Women, and it has been used by Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Oz, on WebMD, in Better Homes & Gardens and by a host of nutritionists. The term is superfoods,… Read More

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10 Fruity Reasons to Visit the Frozen Aisle

Consumers are connecting with the message that frozen, wild blueberries have the same delicious taste, nutritional value, and antioxidant power as fresh. Here are some of the other reasons the frozen fruit trend is poised to catch on with consumers: 1.       Convenient bulk packaging 2.       Single servings are easy to… Read More

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Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Fruits

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women, and the Cleveland Clinic wants to make it easier to make smart, healthful choices that will benefit heart health. They’ve listed their Top 10 Fruits for a healthy heart. Topping the list: berries, berries, berries, starting with blue. (They… Read More

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Berry Accessible – All Winter Long

We commend Real Age for touting alternate ways to get the cancer-fighting, anti-aging benefits of berries during the long cold winter. They suggest freeze-dried as an alternative to fresh. But don’t forget frozen. Frozen can have advantages over freeze-dried (quick freezing helps them to retain their shape) and also retain… Read More

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