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Fiery facts about chili peppers

The desire for hot, hot, hot cuisine has transcended chili-heads and is now a national and international obsession. So how healthy is it to indulge in something that produces a…

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Five ways to reduce sodium in your diet

Salt has become a four-letter word in media headlines in recent years. No wonder. The majority of us eat way too much.   According to results from the PURE-Sodium study,…

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Organic is the safest way to go

Have you seen YouTube’s latest video for why you should choose organics? A little girl conducts a science experiment to see if a sweet potato in a jar of water…

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Fresh is best but frozen, canned, juiced, dried good, too

There’s nothing better than biting into a fresh-picked peach that is so sweet and ripe the juice just runs down your arm. It’s definitely an experience in nutrition in good…

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Go for the green; eat an avocado

What’s baseball sized, great tasting sliced or smashed, and green both inside and out? An avocado. This tropical fruit might not be one of the traditional romantic foods that come…

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Diet apps change a life

My husband has been chubby for years. It’s not that he hasn’t tried to lose weight. First there were the diets — South Beach, Atkins, and the Grapefruit Diet. Then…

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Prevent holiday weight gain

You probably won’t gain a feared 5 or 10 pounds over the winter holidays. In fact, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 showed that…

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Nutrition: Milk 101

Got milk? Sure. But the real question is what kind?   Milk comes in a dizzying array of types from fresh whole fat to skim, buttermilk, evaporated, condensed and powdered.…

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An apple a day, it’s true

The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. More specifically, research published in the past year suggests that regularly eating one or more of these…

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The scoop on salt

Salt is salt, right? Not if you ask foodies or chefs. Specialty stores boast an amazing array of culinary salts. There’s everything from the usual granular product to coarse grinds,…

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