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Healthy Microwave Meals: They Do Exist!

Healthy Microwave Meals: They Do Exist!

Most of us need more hours in the day to get everything accomplished, but, alas, food preparation often becomes an afterthought. If you can relate, then you likely have prepared your share of meals in a microwave oven. Here’s the good news: Healthy microwave meals can be a snap.

For starters,

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: 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 the pumpkin health benefits that are good for

Food Storage and Fatty Liver

Heavy drinking can cause the liver to accumulate fat, but a growing number of people who drink little or even no alcohol are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). About one-third of Americans have NAFLD, and the prevalence is dramatically higher in people with obesity (up to 90 percent) and

Summertime is Picnic Time

Dining alfresco at your favorite beach, park, or concert event is a wonderful way to savor summer warmth. Whether it’s a romantic sunset evening for two or a raucous afternoon with the grandkids, you need a solid plan. First, consider the ambience you’d like to create; then build your menu

Is Bottled Water Safe?

Is Bottled Water Safe?

If you Googled “Is bottled water safe?” you likely found yourself inundated with countless sources that say, in a word, “No!” If you read on, however, you’d find that most of the controversy surrounding that question involves not so much the water itself, but the plastic bottles.

So let’s explore

5 Alarming Sources of BPA Exposure

5 Alarming Sources of BPA Exposure

Do you know where the primary BPA exposure sources are lurking? Even the FDA has expressed concern about this chemical’s possible harmful effects. Knowing these 5 most common sources of Bisphenol A exposure will give you the tools necessary to protect your family.

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

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