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10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods For Improved Health

Antioxidants are a class of nutrients that are capable of absorbing harmful free radicals in your body. By binding to these free radicals, they prevent them from causing damage to your cells. A diet rich in antioxidants has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants also boost your immune system,…

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The Gluten-Free Family

Feeding a family can be a daunting task. Meal planning for a family member with special dietary needs such as gluten intolerance only makes the job more difficult. Here are some tips on building a great-tasting, gluten-free meal plan. Gluten-Free Foods Already on Your Menu Eating gluten-free doesn’t always mean giving up your favorite dishes.…

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Do the Proposed New Nutrition Fact Labels Go Far Enough?

  After 20 years the FDA has finally proposed to change food nutrition fact labels to better reflect today’s health realities. The refreshed design includes bold text for calories, highlighting of Percent Daily Values (%DV), and the rethinking of serving sizes. All important improvements over existing fact labels but does it go far enough?  …

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3 More Reasons to Eat Foods Rich in Folate

Folate is one of the B vitamins, which can be naturally sourced from green leafy vegetables, pulses, berries, citrus fruits and whole grains, but can also be obtained from foods fortified with folic acid such as bread and breakfast cereals. This B vitamin plays an important role in cell division, which is why an adequate…

How Do Cooking Methods Impact on Health?

You can take one item of food and cook using different methods but the end result and the health implications will not necessarily be the same for each cooking method. Why is this? Well, the process of cooking food, including the oils and other substances we use to cook, have a significant influence on nutritional…