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Demystifying Food Labels

By Kim Robson: We’ve all seen these marketing stickers on fresh produce or even prepared foods, labels touting their eco-friendly attributes, such as Non-GMOOrganicFree-RangeEthically HarvestedFair TradeGrass FedPasture RaisedGluten Free In the past, we’ve covered the various and often confusing labels on egg cartons. Today, let’s delve into the claims seen on …

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Beauty and the Beets

By Larraine Roulston: Beets usually are not the most popular choice for the average household chef. They often look dirty and take a long time to cook. Popping the hot skins before cutting or mashing is a somewhat messy task, as well. The health benefits, however, make this lovely colored …

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Power Greens and How to Get Your Kids to Eat Them

By Kim Robson: We hear a lot these days about “superfoods,” but what exactly makes a food so special that it gets this designation? Is it a scientific term or just a casual one? Certainly there are marketing departments out there playing fast and loose with the word “superfood” and …

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Delicious Protein-Packed Snacks You Can Make For The Whole Family

By Jackie Edwards: People aged 51 and above aren’t getting enough protein in their diets, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Therefore, if you have a large family that includes older and younger members, making healthy snacks for family visits and soirees, or packing …

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Healing Golden Milk

By Fredrica Syren: You might have heard of the new trend — golden milk. Suddenly, everyone is drinking it and raving about its benefits … including me! So, what exactly is it? Golden milk refers to a warm beverage made with turmeric (a spice) and some sort of milk and/or …

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DIY Green Superfood Powder

By Kim Robson: We all know we’re supposed to eat five servings of vegetables a day. Dark leafy greens are important sources of fiber, folate, carotenoids, vitamins C and K, and the minerals iron and calcium. Greens also contain coumarins, phytosterols, lignans, and flavonoids, chemicals that help with anti-oxidation and …

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Fighting Climate Change with Diet Change

By Cami Hoffman: When I was little, I thought about my future a lot. I thought about what job I’d have, what house I’d live in, what I’d look like at the ripe old age of 80. I remained blissfully ignorant of the fact that I might not actually live …

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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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The Dangers and Benefits of Dietary Supplements

By Jackie Edwards: In the United States, sixty-eight percent of adults take dietary supplements on a regular basis. While taking various vitamin and mineral supplements certainly can have a positive impact on the overall health of adults and children, with the myriad of different suppliers hawking their vitamins online, consumers need to …

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