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Are Canned Veggies Bad for You?

By Kim Robson: The process of preserving fresh foodstuffs without the use of salting or drying began during the first years of the Napoleonic Wars, when the French government offered 12,000 francs in prize money to anyone who could invent a cheap and effective way to preserve large amounts of …

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Big Chain Hamburgers Aiming For Sustainable

By Kim Robson: About a year ago, McDonald’s announced it would be working with its supply chain of ranchers and packers toward its goal of purchasing sustainable beef starting in 2016. Canada is the program’s pilot country, and verified sustainable beef should be appearing in McDonald’s restaurants there sometime next …

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Healthy Vending Machines — Healthy Food Making Its Way to Work

By Emma Grace: In the U.S., there is a growing awareness about healthful eating that leaves many people in a tight situation: sometimes, there simply isn’t any alternative to the standard packaged, processed and fast food. People often are left to fend for themselves, and pack their own meals and …

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The Spice of Life: Antioxidant Herbs and Spices

By Dawna Matthews: Ways to improve your health and well-being are always in the news. One of the simplest ways to improve both is through nutrition. There are several buzzworthy health and nutrition topics, but one of the most talked about today is antioxidants and why we need these nutrients. …

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Arsenic and Rice — The Poisonous Truth

By Fredrica Syren: Rice is a staple crop and the dietary foundation for many of the world’s population. I for one love rice. No wonder it is so popular: it’s an excellent source of energy, is packed with vitamins and minerals, and provides an excellent source of vitamin E, B …

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The Not So Sweet Truth about Sugar

By Fredrica Syren: Not long ago, I found myself addicted to sugar. I know — sad, right? … I’m a health conscious person who always tries to eat healthy and teach my kids the same, but last year I realized that I was starting to treat myself to some sweets …

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The, Oh, So (Not) Fun Ingredients Found in Common Kids’ Candy

By Fredrica Syren: Since committing to as natural a lifestyle as possible for my family, reading ingredients lists and saying no to certain kids’ foods has become a daily chore for me. I always have to question ingredients, read labels and be suspicious. Sometimes I feel like the bad food …

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A Sample Menu of What We Eat

By Fredrica Syren: I get lots of questions about what my family, especially what my kids eat each week. So here is a sample menu. During the week, I eat lunch with my two boys, and James and Bella eat at work/school. We try to eat lots of fruits and …

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