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A Taste of Fall

Fall speaks to sitting in front of a warm fire with a mug of warm tea or cider. Unfortunately, it is often paired with calorie dense foods that pack the pounds on and make you want to wear giant sweaters. Continue reading

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Face-off Between America’s Favorite Vegetables

Getting kids to eat their vegetables in many households can be a challenge. The ageless favorites are corn and peas, but which is healthier? Continue reading

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But The Label Says It’s Good For Me!

You took an extra 10 minutes to study the front of the boxes of foods. You saw nutritional labels that read high-fiber, low-sugar, reduced-fat, whole-grain or heart healthy on the packaging so it must be all those things…right? I’m sorry to burst your ‘halo-effect’ bubble, but front-of-package labels are beginning to mean less and less as the loosely regulated manufacturing food environment pushes toward profits. Continue reading

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Tasty Alternatives to Grain for Your Daily Fiber

We all know that fiber is important in preventing constipation, lowering cholesterol and reducing risk of some chronic diseases.  But, if you are following The Paleo or Atkins diets, or you have been diagnosed with Celiac’s disease or gluten-intolerance, how do you include fiber in your food plan without consuming grains?  Continue reading

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Fiber: Why It’s So Important For Men

A study out of the University of Colorado Cancer Center states that new research has connected the health benefits of fiber, namely, the phytic acid (a non-digestible carbohydrates found in fiber rich foods) as possibly slowing the progression of prostate cancer in men.  This information was also published in Cancer Prevention Research in January of 2013.  According to eatingwell.com, the phytic acid didn’t stop the tumors from initially developing but it appeared to slow their advancement to an aggressive stage. Continue reading

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