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21 APRIL 2017

The Best Way to Wash Fruit and Vegetables

How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Well, it turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling the notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health risks to consumers. Buying organic dramatically reduces dietary exposure to pesticides, but it […]

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19 APRIL 2017

Health Benefits of Stevia, The Sugar Substitute

The Stevia plant with its ‘sweet leaf’ is a sugar substitute and also incredibly good for you. Unlike sugar, it doesn’t create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar, while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for the sugar […]

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19 APRIL 2017

Your Growing Teens Need to Know How to Read Nutrition Labels

As a parent, you have worked to make sure that your offspring remain healthy and happy. As teenagers, they grow ever closer to leading their own independent, adult lives. It is, therefore, imperative that they are equipped for maintaining their own health and happiness. One aspect of making positive nutrition choices is being able to […]

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11 APRIL 2017

How Sugar Causes Cavities and Destroys Your Teeth

It’s common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth, but it wasn’t always so. In fact, when the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle first observed that sweet foods like soft figs caused tooth decay, nobody believed him. But as science has progressed, one thing is certain — sugar causes tooth decay. That said, sugar on […]

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7 APRIL 2017

Will this French superfood crawl its way to American restaurants?

Escargot is the name for snail in the French tongue. These slimy little creatures have long been considered a delicacy in France, a nation well versed in the art of distinctive cuisine. France even celebrates a National Snail Day every May 24th, says Snailworld.com, who also reports that snails have been eaten for thousands of […]

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7 APRIL 2017

What’s the Difference Between Fruits and Vegetables?

Most people know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but not as many are familiar with the differences between them. In terms of structure, taste and nutrition, there are many distinctions between fruits and vegetables. This article will take a closer look at the differences between fruits and vegetables, and the health benefits […]

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5 APRIL 2017

Are Phytoestrogens Harmful for Men?

Many plant foods contain phytoestrogens — compounds that are similar to the hormone estrogen. Some people believe that eating foods high in phytoestrogens may impair fertility in men, while others claim these compounds are healthy. This evidence-based review looks into the science. What Are Phytoestrogens? Phytoestrogens are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in […]

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29 MARCH 2017

Are we witnessing the fall of Whole Foods?

Whole Foods was once the most popular place to go for all things healthy and organic, but it seems that many shoppers are expanding their horizons — and reeling in savings — by shopping elsewhere. One of the nation’s most popular big-box retailers, Costco, has stepped up their organic offerings and consumers are definitely taking […]

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27 MARCH 2017

The Health Benefits Of Eating The Rainbow

Each color of fruits and vegetables adds different nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. By eating an array of colorful foods, you can provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs. So let’s look at healthy foods in the color of the rainbow and explore why they can be beneficial to us because […]

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27 MARCH 2017

How Much Fruit Should You Eat per Day?

Fruit is an important part of a healthy diet. In fact, diets high in fruit are associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a decreased risk of many diseases. However, some people are concerned with the sugar content of fruit and worry that eating too much of it may be harmful. So how many […]

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