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How to grill food safely

That crispy black char on grilled meats might taste good, but it isn’t good for you. That doesn’t mean you have to give up eating grilled foods. Substances called heterocyclic…

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Tiny quinoa packs a powerful protein

A grain-like food gaining ground on plates and palates is quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah). Mildly nutty in flavor, quinoa, like rice, has the delicious ability to soak up and compliment the…

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Pros and cons of protein

Many people think that the root of all diet evils is carbohydrates and fats. Protein, on the other hand, seems as if it can do no wrong. Who can forget…

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Don’t let gluten be a problem when dining out

Eating out is a lot of fun. There are so many delicious cuisines to explore, whether choosing a restaurant in one city or dining out around the globe. However, this…

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Alkaline diet is simply a healthful diet

Bone health, heart health, memory, muscle mass and even helping chemotherapeutic agents do their cancer-fighting job more effectively have been ascribed to the benefits of an alkaline diet. Is it…

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Something green adds health to your burger

Now you can feel better about eating a burger. If, that is, you top it with a couple slices of avocado.   This tropical fruit is chock-full of nutrients that…

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Choose red-colored food for healthy choice

Red is the color of Valentine’s Day. Instead of treating your sweetie to a box of chocolates, serve him or her one or more healthful red-hued foods. These fruits and…

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Keep food safe: clean, separate, cook and chill

Food is a huge part of any charter. Big meals are also a mainstay of holiday merry-making. Put these two together and it is doubly important to not let carelessness…

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Oh nuts! Add almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts to your healthy diet.

Tossing back a handful of nuts may seem trivial. However, in this simple act you’re doing yourself one huge health favor. Nuts are one of the most nut-ritious foods in…

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Should you buy organic produce, is it really better?

Demand for organic foods is on the rise. According to a survey of more than 200 registered dietitians by New York City-based Pollock Communications, 94-percent predicted consumers would eat more…

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