Apple Varieties for Every Taste

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Apple Varieties for Every Taste Apple varieties: The old saw about an apple a day notwithstanding, an apple only gives you about 10 percent of your daily requirement for vitamin C and a little bit of calcium. But unpeeled apples ar high in fiber, low in calories, and delicious – a healthy dessert choice. Grocery […]

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Reading Tea’s Healthy Leaves

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Reading Tea’s Healthy Leaves Green tea may lower cholesterol and even help fight cancer In the never-ending rivalry between coffee and tea drinkers over whose beverage is superior, the tea drinkers seem to hold the current edge. Not only is tea the second most popular drink in the world after water, but researchers are now […]

Bottled Water

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Why Bother with Bottled Water What you are getting for your money Bottled water has become a major presence in the United States.Sales have shot up over 400 percent in the last 15 years. Billions of dollars are spent on bottled water annually. There are over 700 different regional brands and almost 100 imported brands […]

Another Cup of Coffee Please

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Another Cup of Coffee Please Cup of coffee: Studies show that a little caffeine in the morning poses no offense Coffee may not have the medicinal power of green tea, but for most people it gets a relatively clean bill of health. A recent study by researchers at the Harvard University School of Public Health […]

Ripe for Picking

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Choosing Fresh Fruits – Ripe for Picking A grocery shopper’s guide to choosing fresh fruits For many consumers, choosing fresh fruits and buying fresh produce is like a game of roulette. There’s no telling whether their fruits and vegetables will be fresh and ripe at home because they don’t know how to choose produce at […]

Substitutes to Save Family Recipes

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Some Substitutes to Save Family Recipes These substitutes keep the comfort in comfort food, not the cholesterol Switching to a diet low in fat and cholesterol does not means you’ll have to pitch your favorite family recipes.

Chocolate

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Chocolate Why chocolate isn’t verboten – the answer lies in the cocoa butter; which soothes like olive oil We have Christopher Columbus to thank for introducing cocoa beans to the European palate in the 15th century. But it fell to several American medical researchers recently to reveal that indulging a chocolate habit may be a […]

A Perfectly Perfect Dinner

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A Perfectly Perfect Dinner Dr. Dean Ornish’s recipes for a healthy heart On learning they have coronary heart disease, many triple-bypass candidates probably wish they could go back in time to change their eating, exercise, or smoking habits. Time travel, of course, isn’t an alternative to heart surgery. But researchers have found that making immediate […]

A Fish Story Not to Ignore

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A Fish Story Not to Ignore Thread carefully when it comes to the catch of the day Because fish are basically swimming filters, they soak up pesticides, industrial waste, and chemicals that have been dumped into waterways for decades. With more polluted waters than ever, the risk is rising that you’ll find a contaminated fish […]

Mediterranean Diet

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Mediterranean Diet Following the Appian Way Pasta, olive oil, and some vino aren’t a bad way to keep your heart happy The Greeks and the Romans have long been celebrated for the genius they displayed in creating everything from temples, arches, and statuary to poetry, drama, and the foundations of democracy. Now, researchers are discovering […]

Butter Vs. Margarine

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Butter Vs. Margarine Margarine is marginally better than butter – but it isn’t great Nutrition researcher Martijn Katan called butter “the cow’s revenge”. Made from animal fat, its high saturated fat content raises blood cholesterol levels and increases the risk of heart disease. It should only be used occasionally.

Healthy Eating

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Healthy Eating The ABC’s Of Alphabet Soup How to read the new food labels and the rules that go with them The government says its new food labeling regulations were established to cut consumer confusion about nutrition. But all of those coded abbreviations and numbers on the new labels can add hp to aggravation for […]

Steamed Rice

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Steamed Rice As a garnish You can prepare rice with any of flavourful liquids, instead of water, for extra taste appeal. Just remember to use equal quantities of rice and tomato juice, orange juice, beef consommé or chicken broth. You can make easy cheesy rice by mixing in a slice or two of processed cheese […]

Sugar Snap Pea Soup

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Sugar Snap Pea Soup Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter ½ cup chopped leeks ¼ cup chopped celery 3 cups stringed, chopped sugar snap peas, divided ½ tsp salt or to taste 2 ½ cups chicken stock (low sodium) Buttermilk crème fraiche:

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