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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.

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

In addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the body and is necessary for normal cell function, transmission of nerve signals, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, and muscle relaxation.

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

Newsbriefs: PCI; CABG; Deli Meats

With PCI, Experience Matters.
The number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), such as angioplasty and stenting, performed by your cardiologist and at your hospital may affect your risk of death, complications, length of stay, and cost. Previous guidelines recommended that cardiologists perform a minimum of 75 PCIs a year, and that

The Best in Sandwich Meats

Sandwiches can be a simple, yet delicious lunch, dinner or snack. But what about the processed meats—ham, turkey slices, and bologna—they’re traditionally filled with? One concern with deli meats is their high sodium content and added nitrates and nitrites (see Limit Processed Meats.) However, today many products are made with

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have antioxidant,

Pizza Pizzazz

It’s been a long day and you want to relax over dinner. Popping a frozen pizza into the oven might be perfect. But will that heat-and-eat pizza satisfy your appetite and your nutritional needs? They aren’t exactly the epitome of healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean you have to scratch

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