S Is for Seeds

Healthy seeds are also great sources of protein, minerals, zinc and other life-enhancing nutrients. Numerous studies have shown that different types of seeds and nuts can actually prevent weight gain, the development of heart disease Read More

spinach on a plate

Should You Choose Frozen Spinach Over Fresh

Do you prefer fresh or frozen spinach? Negative attitudes toward frozen vegetables may be impacting consumption of healthy foods, according to research by Stony Brook marketing professors published in Appetite. Consuming enough fruits and vegetables is Read More


Plant Based Summer Meal Tips

A recent survey conducted by Aramark found that more than 60 percent of respondents believe that vegan, vegetarian, and plant-forward (diets that feature vegetables as the center of the plate with smaller portions of meat) Read More


Getting Enough Vegetables

A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology concluded that approximately 7.8 million premature deaths every year may have been prevented if 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables were consumed daily. This doesn’t surprise me. Because Read More

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Food Safety During Picnic Season

Independence Day is fast approaching – and with it, picnics and cookouts.  As you plan your next outing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds you that foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather — and the Read More

purple food

How to Find Purple Foods

Look for purple vegetables at grocery stores, natural foods stores, and your local farmers market. In addition to the veggies above, you might see others, like purple  varieties of spinach, artichoke, and kohlrabi — or Read More


5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

(Family Features) Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration. While staying hydrated may seem easy, Read More


Smarter Meat Consumption

For many of us meat is a key part of our diet. The average American will consume more than 222 pounds of meat and poultry in 2018. The USDA recently found that beef and pork Read More


In Season: Sunchokes

Also called Jerusalem artichokes, although they are not from the Holy Land and are nothing like artichokes, sunchokes resemble portly ginger covered in bumps. But what these small tubers lack in aesthetics, they make up Read More

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