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    Are Vegetables as Good for You as They Used to Be?

    According to research published in The Journal of HortScience, produce now lacks not only the taste, but also the amount of nutrients it had just 50 years ago. Vegetables today are larger, but contain more “dry matter” which dilutes the concentrations of minerals.  This results in 5% to 40% less magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. […] More

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    Raw Chocolate Truffles

    This recipe for raw chocolate truffles is quick, easy, healthy, and a delicious way to use the pulp left over from making nut milk! More

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    Eating for Energy – 5 Helpful Foods

    The foods we eat have a direct impact on our overall energy. Think about how you feel after having certain foods. A greasy fast food meal more than likely leaves you tired, sluggish, and possibly feeling guilty, while a meal full of complex carbohydrates, healthy protein and fats, and fresh fruits and vegetables leaves a […] More

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    Nutritional Support for ADHD

    It is estimated that 3 to 7 percent of American children suffer form Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That adds up to over 2 million kids, one in every class of 25. Traditional treatments involve medications such as Ritlin and Adderall, as well as other prescription drugs.  Side effects linked to ADHD medication include depression, […] More

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    Factory Farms – The Impact on Humans and the Environment

    Most people are aware of at least a few of the problems associated with factory farming. Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of even being near one will tell you the smell alone is enough to make you instantly nauseated. Aside from that, what are some of the other hazards of raising animals […] More

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    Superfood Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Scones

    When researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capacity, blueberries came out on top. This wonderful little superfood is not only delicious, but also packed with phytonutrients that help neutralize free radical damage in the body. Here is a simple and delicious recipe to help include more blueberries in your […] More

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    Companies Vow to Reject Sugar from Genetically Modified Beets

    After writing my post earlier this month about genetically engineered ingredients and animal cloning, I was given the opportunity to speak with Lisa Bunin, Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Food Safety. We spoke about some exciting new developments in the fight against genetically modified beet sugar. On February 12, 2009 several food safety, environmental, […] More

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    Dairy – The Udder Truth

    Gooey melted cheese on pizza, a glass of cold milk with freshly baked cookies, ice cream on a hot summer day… who hasn’t at one time or another enjoyed something made from milk? Dairy products are part of most American diets on a daily basis, but what is the health and environmental impact of this […] More

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    Superfood Recipe: Kale Chips

    This superfood can be found in most grocery stores all year round, but is truly in season from the middle of winter to the first part of spring.   During this time it tastes its best, and is most widely available. Kale, (along with its relatives such as Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and cabbage) is full […] More

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    Vegan BBQ “Ribs”

    Eating fewer animal products is a great way to improve your health, along with the health of the planet. If you’re not yet ready to give up meat altogether, try having a couple of vegetarian days a week.  You’ll soon discover the joys of meatless dining, and learn to appreciate the flavors and variety of […] More

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    8 Easy Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress

    Stress… it’s something we deal with on a daily basis.  Some of us take it all in stride, others let it build up to the breaking point. When we experience stress too often, our autonomic nervous system rarely has a chance to activate the relaxation response.  This can eventually lead to physical or emotional illnesses […] More

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    10 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

    Black, green, white, and oolong teas all come from the same plant known as Camellia Sinensis. The more processing the leaves of the plant undergo, the darker they will turn. (Green and white being steamed quickly, black and oolong being dried and fermented.) Regardless of the processing method, brewed tea not only tastes good but […] More

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    Miso Happy

    According to legend, miso was a gift from the gods to ensure humanity’s health, longevity, and happiness. It may do just that. Miso is a traditional fermented Japanese food with amazing health benefits.  This creamy salty paste is commonly made with soybeans, but other beans and or grains such as rice and barley are often […] More