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Dill-icious!

The Folklore. The dill pickle may be its claim to fame, but dill weed’s historical, culinary, and medicinal roles may steal the spotlight for this sprite-sized herb. This native to the Mediterranean region made its first mark as a medicinal herb about 5,000 years ago. Ancient Greeks covered soldiers’ wounds

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12 Tips for Eating Green

April is a month where we celebrate all things green: From the first buds on trees to Earth Day (on April 22), it’s the perfect time to put Mother Nature back into our thoughts and actions. And one of the most important ways you can flex your green muscle is

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The Buzz on Smoothies

Ideally, smoothies make a perfect meal to start your day or fuel your afternoon snack. Fruit and veggies blended with yogurt or milk is a great way to boost your vitamin, mineral, fiber, antioxidant, and protein intake, right? Sadly, not all smoothies from restaurants are healthful; many are loaded with

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Health

The concept of anti-inflammatory eating for better health is not new, yet seems to grow ever more popular, as evidenced by the plethora of anti-inflammation diet books on the market. But what exactly is anti-inflammatory eating, and why is it important for your health?

The Good and the Not So Good.

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Supplementing Energy

Who couldn’t use a little more energy? A number of supplements and natural remedies promise to lift fatigue and boost energy, but before you heed their siren call—and open your wallet—here’s what you need to know.

Caffeine. At moderate doses, caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, making you feel more alert,

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Falling for Japanese Fermented Foods

The origin of fermenting foods in Japan can be traced to China, circa 300 B.C., with the making of koji, a mash of grains fermented with Aspergillus oryzae, which is used to ferment other foods. The early Chinese recipe was brought to Japan by a Zen priest, who added soy.