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TREK BARS

5 Nov

 

I am really excited about this new find as it is hard to find a good snack bar in the grocery stores in Cape Town, SA.

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Healthy Food Demands Growing in U.S. Shows New Survey

5 Nov

 

Take it with a grain of hand-harvested crystallized pink Himalayan sea salt, but Whole Foods Market—the iconic gourmet natural and organic grocery chain—is reporting that more Americans than ever are opting for natural and organic foods.

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8 Reasons To Enjoy Tasty Low Fat Smoothies

5 Nov

 

Low fat smoothies and raw fruit juices can be a healthy addition to any diet. They can be thought of as the secret weapon when it comes to healthy eating and the effort to loss weight. They provide you with a sustained level of energy and also supply your nutritional needs in terms of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and fatty acids.

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Ten ways to get kids to eat their veggies

5 Jun

As a parent, you might look at the government’s new nutrition icon and think, “Really?” Continue reading

Plate icon to guide Americans to healthier eating

5 Jun

The food pyramid has been dismantled in favor of a simple plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet. Continue reading

New study says plant-based foods help prevent cancer.

9 Apr

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute now admit that plant-based foods are highly beneficial in helping to prevent cancer, particularly among those who have the highest risk of developing the disease. Published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, their study says that plant phytochemicals — which include powerful nutrients and antioxidants like selenium, resveratrol, beta-carotene, and lycopene, — are a viable option in cancer prevention. Continue reading

The Saltiest Foods of 2011

6 Apr

Imagine pouring one and a half teaspoons of salt directly into your mouth. Can you taste it? Blah, blech! You’d shed an ocean of tears trying to choke down those tongue-tingling crystals. Continue reading

Four reasons why people become vegetarian

9 Jan

There are multiple reasons why people choose to become vegetarian (or even vegan). Some people do it for just one reason (for example, some people do it to protect their health), while others do it for varied reasons. Here are four reasons why people make this choice (and why other people might decide to make this lifestyle change now). Continue reading

How the new food safety bill might affect you

1 Dec

Today — a year and half after it was passed by the House of Representatives –the Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act (SB 510) by a 73-25 margin. The bill still has to be brought into line with the House’s version before President Obama can sign it into law, but its basic provisions have already won praise from safe-food advocates as “the most important food-safety legislation in a generation.” Continue reading

How to make quinoa, the powerhouse seed

1 Dec

Commonly considered a grain, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed which is related to leafy green vegetables such as spinach, chard, and beets.  Once considered the “mother seed” of the Incas, this South American native is a nutritional powerhouse, and its wide array of potential culinary uses makes it one of the most practical foods to store in your pantry. Continue reading