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Say “Yes” to Processed Fruits and Vegetables

The USDA recommends adults aim for up to 3 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruits every day, but most of us aren’t eating even half that amount. To increase intake, experts recommend we not only seek out the freshest produce, but also stock our freezers and pantries with

C’Mon, Soup’s On!

On a cold day, there’s nothing quite as good as a bowl of steaming hot soup. When you have the luxury of time, you can prepare a delicious soup from scratch. However, for a quick lunch or a busy night, a prepared soup from the grocery store can be just

Pumpkin Health Benefits: Here’s How This Fall Favorite Helps

Pumpkin Health Benefits: Here’s How This Fall Favorite Helps

It’s that time of year again: Leaves are falling, the weather is getting cooler, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Pumpkins are a hallmark icon for autumn, but this fall staple offers more than just a festive decoration and flavor. Learn more about why pumpkin is so good for

BPA Safety Science Update

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to produce polycarbonate plastic (clear, rigid, shatter-proof plastic) and epoxy resins. It is found in plastic containers, food and beverage cans, cash register receipts, some dental sealants and composites, medical devices, and other metal and plastic products. Exposure occurs when BPA leaches

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean-Style Diet; BPA; Diabetes; Asthma

Mediterranean-Style Diet Contributes to Longer Life
Following a Mediterranean-style diet has been consistently linked with health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease. Now a study (TheBMJ, Dec. 2, 2014) of 4,676 healthy middle-aged women finds that greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet is significantly associated

Canned Meat and Seafood: Convenient Sources of Lean Protein

Although tuna or deviled ham may be what comes to mind when you think of canned meat and fish, the options are vast, and some are quite nutritious. “Shelf-stable meats, poultry, and seafood can be stored in your pantry, are budget-friendly, and are quick and easy to use, since they

The Safest Food Packaging and Storage Options

Discussions of food safety often focus on temperatures that foods need to reach when cooked and how much time can elapse before foods are refrigerated. But there is another important aspect of food safety: the containers in which foods are packaged and stored.
Many plastic storage containers, as well as

BPA-Free Plastics Get Canned

If you see “BPA-free” displayed on the label of a water bottle you may assume the container is indeed made of BPA-free plastic. But, studies show the new BPA-free plastics are still potent endocrine disruptors. So how do you keep BPA and other plasticizer toxins out of your body?

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