Friday, October 18, 2019

Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup with Mint

This lentil and butternut squash soup is thick, rich and creamy while also offering a lovely fresh hint of mint. Soup would have to be one of our favorite types of meals when it comes to the fall, they are a great way to nourish your body and build your immune system which can be […]

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What is Gelatin Made of?

Q: I love goodies! I feel less guilty indulging in those that are relatively fat free such as gummy bears, licorice, wine gums, etc. and feel that I am better off at least in escaping the unwanted pounds. I noticed that many such goodie products contain gelatin. What’s gelatin made of? Is it bad for […]

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What is Sodium Benzoate and Why it’s So Scary

What is sodium benzoate? Sodium benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is combined with sodium hydroxide. Since sodium benzoate contains a natural ingredient, it is probably safe, right? After all, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Health Protection Branch […]

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Why It’s Important and Tips for Making Better Food Choices for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a set of guidelines in both a statement and report that urged parents and others responsible for children’s health to beware of the chemicals in many common foods and food packaging that are damaging our kids’ health. This warning includes scientific evidence showing that specific chemicals in […]

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11 Peanut Butter and Jam Healthy School Lunch Alternatives

Because many children cannot eat peanuts or peanut butter, parents and other responsible adults have had to come up with peanut butter and jam alternatives. Although we’ve come a long way (thankfully!) from the days when white bread, bologna, and processed cheese was the staple lunch sandwich, we still treasure good ol’ PB&J. That’s why […]

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9 Allergy-Free Healthy School Lunch Ideas

It’s back to school time and for many parents, finding allergy-free healthy school lunch ideas is a challenge. Parents already have plenty to do every morning, and struggling to find what’s safe for their kids to eat shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we came up with these 9 allergy-free healthy school lunch ideas—plus […]

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The 7 Health Benefits of Apricot Juice

Apricots are one of the most important fruits in the world, and their incredible health benefits make them a great addition to a healthy diet. Relatives to peaches, apricots are one of the first signs of summer. You can get dried apricots in most any supermarket year-round, but buy fresh ones as much as possible […]

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Fruit Sugar: Good Guy, Bad Guy or Both?

Although we are urged to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit consumption is not what it should be, and one reason may be a fear of fruit sugar. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 10 percent of adults eat enough fruits or vegetables. In 2015, only 12 percent […]

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Keto-Friendly Grilled Halloumi Skewers

Delicious and fun vegetarian meals that are also keto-friendly can be hard to come. Not to worry though because we have you covered with these halloumi and vegetable skewers that are grilled to perfection. For a meat free meal or a veggie treat at your next barbecue, this recipe will be a real hit this […]

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Arsenic and Brown Rice Syrup: Should You Be Afraid?

Brown rice syrup has been a hit among health nuts for a while because it doesn’t raise your glycemic index like other sweeteners including sugar, honey, and of course, high fructose corn syrup. But last year brown rice syrup was rocked with controversy when Consumer Reports released an analysis of arsenic levels in rice products […]

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