Are you dealing with one or more low magnesium symptoms, headaches, for example, or leg cramps, or insomnia? This key mineral is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, from steadying your heart rhythm to supporting your immune system and keeping your … Read More
My husband has been on and off cigarettes for as long as I’ve known him. He recently turned to vaping to try to kick the habit. While the smell of strawberry candy and chai tea is certainly more appealing than that of cigarettes, I had some serious doubts about the … Read More
Is milk healthy? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is anything but simple. Milk is actually a controversial topic due to opinions that run the gamut from “milk is the best thing you can drink” to “milk is one of the worst drinks on the planet.”
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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.
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Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet means stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, produce often doesn’t come ready to eat. They must be thoroughly washed before cooking and/or eating them to protect you and your family from food poisoning. In fact, between 1998 and 2008, … Read More
Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients … Read More
In part one of this article, you learned that flax seeds contain many healthy antioxidants including vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. While there is some controversy over whether or not consuming flax is helpful for preventing Read More
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.
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Did you know there are more than 200 diseases that get spread through our food? Food safety deals with how you can avoid the spread of bacteria when you purchase, prepare, and store food. We should not take food safety lightly—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that … Read More
We hear about food recalls in the media all the time. They are definitely worth paying attention to, and they are more serious than we might realize. Being affected by contaminated food is certainly not fun, and sadly, it affects a large number of people across the globe. … Read More