Sunday, August 18, 2019

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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Taking the Mystery Out of Natural Flavors

The words “natural flavor,” “natural flavors,” and “natural flavoring” are among the most confusing you will find on food labels. Yet on the surface they would seem to be self-explanatory: natural is, well, not artificial or fake, right? The truth is, it’s not that simple, especially when it comes to natural flavors. Here’s the scoop. […]

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Keto-Friendly Purple Power Salad

This simple, vibrant keto-friendly salad is super easy to make and is served with a wonderful zingy dressing that is full of flavor. If you’re after a no fuss salad recipe that will still impress a crowd, then this purple power salad is it! The fresh flavors of the cilantro, lime and ginger are always […]

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What is Annatto? A Natural Food Coloring Exposed

Have you heard of annatto? It is a red plant extract that is used as to color food, textiles and even body care products. Annatto extract comes from achiote shrub seeds, and is mainly used as a red food coloring, which is why ‘annatto color’ and ‘annatto coloring’ is something that people are often interested […]

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The Keto Diet: Everything You Need To Know Before you Begin

It’s difficult to cruise the internet, pick up a magazine, or watch TV without seeing or hearing something about the keto diet. It’s all the rage, and that enthusiasm ranges from many high-fives to serious warnings about the complications and side effects associated with following this eating plan. If you have been thinking about trying […]

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2019 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 EWG Lists Are Out!

Do you use the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists to help you do your produce shopping? Then grab your cloth bags and head on out to the farmer’s market and produce aisles! Dirty or clean, fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber and are a must on anyone’s […]

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Spring Vegetables and Fruits Coming Into Season

There’s something about the arrival of spring that sets your energy into high gear, and that enthusiasm extends into the world of great tasting spring vegetables and fruits. As we emerge from the doldrums of winter and burst into spring and early summer, the abundance of spring vegetables and other produce is enough to get […]

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