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Strawberries Still the Dirtiest of the 'Dirty Dozen'

24 Apr 2018 | 38,578 Views

While buying organic is the best way to avoid pesticide residues in your food, conventional produce varies widely by level of contamination. The Environmental Working Group has released its rankings for 2018, revealing which conventional produce is the 'dirtiest' and therefore the most important to buy organic.

What Are the Benefits of Star Fruit?

23 Apr 2018 | 11,422 Views

Star fruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit native to Asia that is rich in vitamin C and other beneficial nutrients. It has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been embraced as a treatment for diarrhea, fever, hemorrhoids, skin diseases and much more.

No, Pasta Is Not an Effective Tool to Reduce Your Girth

18 Apr 2018 | 20,740 Views

Traditional wheat-style processed pasta noodles will not help trim your girth, despite what recent headlines report. Excess carbs drive the development of chronic disease. I'll give you healthy, fiber-filled options to curb pasta cravings.

Everything You Need to Know to Grow Snow Peas

13 Apr 2018 | 14,530 Views

Snow peas are a favorite ingredient in both stir-fries and salads all over the world. Highly beneficial due to fiber, vitamins and pea protein, which may lower blood pressure, they're easy to grow and pretty in your garden. But be aware that peas are legumes and contain lectins, so eating large amounts can be harmful.

Hamburger Central Breeds Antibiotic Resistance

10 Apr 2018 | 13,154 Views

The routine use of antibiotics on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continues even after they were banned for growth promotion. This rampant overuse is perpetuating the spread of antibiotic-resistant disease that’s killing 700,000 people a year and threatening to take us to a post-antibiotic era.

What Are the Benefits of Hearts of Palm?

02 Apr 2018 | 13,432 Views

What, exactly, are hearts of palm? The mild-flavored, velvet-textured, crisp veggie found at the heart of certain palm trees offers excellent nutritional advantages, including those from protein and fiber, as well as potassium and vitamin B6. A great way to expand your vegetable repertoire.

7 Surprising Superfoods to Look for This Spring

26 Mar 2018 | 121,198 Views

You probably haven't heard of these before, yet just 1 cup of this will give you more than your daily requirements of vitamins A and C, another is the omega-3 powerhouse of the plant kingdom, and this gives you a handy dose of vitamin D.

Why Farmed Salmon Are a Toxic ‘Junk Food’

24 Mar 2018 | 414,617 Views

In fact, you probably think it's healthy and would have no issue adding it to your family's dinner plate - despite the fact tests show it is about five times more toxic than any other food tested. Be careful: It's knee deep in dioxins, PCBs and other toxic pollutants.

What Are Some of the Best Brain-Boosting Foods?

22 Mar 2018 | 56,053 Views

What you eat can make or break your brain health, and even among healthy foods, some stand out above the rest. By including these brain superstars in your daily meals, you can boost cognitive function while staving off cognitive decline.

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

15 Mar 2018 | 231,418 Views

In one study, those eating over 67 grams of this per day were far more likely to develop anxiety or depression over the course of five years compared to those who ate less than 40 grams. Please, avoid it like the plague.