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The right precautions and foods help protect children’s eyes

September 7, 2013

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by Robyn Mulia —  While almost everyone knows that sunglasses protect their eyes from the glaring sun, many do not know that eating healthy fruits and vegetables protects your vision, long-term. Providing children with fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks provides necessary antioxidants to prevent future eye problems. Protect your sunglass-toting kids by offering tasty […]

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Paprika: It’s in more than Hungarian cuisine

April 19, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Paprika is made from the dried, ground pods of Capsicum annum, a sweet red pepper. It is mildly flavored and prized for its brilliant red color, although the powder can vary in color from bright red to rusty brown. Like all capsicums, the paprika varieties are native to South America, […]

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Fall culinary delights

February 28, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Though considered vegetables, botanically speaking, both squash and pumpkins are actually fruits, since they are both receptacles for the plants’ seeds. Squash can be served raw in salads, cooked (fried, baked, stuffed with meat) and even used as an object of art. It is low in calories and high in […]

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It is time to enjoy pumpkins

February 23, 2012

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by Karen Langston — The pumpkin has been a staple of the American diet for a very long time. Native Americans were using the pumpkin both for its seeds (as food) and for medicinal purposes long before pilgrims set foot on what is now American soil. Pumpkin was also used for treating snakebites, as a […]

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Sweet potatoes to the rescue

February 23, 2012

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One of the most nutritious winter foods is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer an amazing host of health benefits. Here are just a few: High nutritional value — The Center for Science in the Public Interest rates the sweet potato as the most nutritious vegetable because of its nutritional richness. One cup […]

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