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The powerful blueberry

February 10, 2016

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The powerful blueberry by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  As one of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries have been enjoyed here for hundreds of years. Blueberries range in vibrant colors from deep purple-blue to blue-black and are highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom. They have virtually no fat, are low in […]

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Cool summer salads for hot summer nights

August 27, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here in full blast — high heat, humidity and dust. But, on the positive side, it is a time when great, cooling salads are entirely welcome with our meals. Our local farmers’ markets still offer great vegetables and a wonderful selection of fresh fruits to choose from. With […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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Antioxidants = anti-aging

December 21, 2012

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by Amber Geller —  What are antioxidants? You may have heard that they have something to do with blueberries. While that is true, there is much more to these powerful nutrients that ultimately guard your body against free radicals. Dr. Michael Cutler, M.D., director of anti-aging research at the National Institutes of Health, says, “The […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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The sweet and savory flavor of cornmeal

August 21, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Cornmeal, called polenta, corn meal mush or grits, is a versatile, gluten-free grain best served with vegetables, cheese and eggs for a savory dish or with fruit for desserts. Cornmeal, or maize as it was called in its original corn kernel state, was cultivated by the Native American Indians for more […]

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Whiten your teeth with strawberries

August 20, 2012

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Tooth whitening is the leading dental procedure requested by people under the age of 20 and between the ages of 30 and 50. In the last 10 years alone, this procedure has exploded by 300 percent, according to The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Perhaps one reason for the explosion has to do with the […]

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Health updates: White tea and blueberries

February 29, 2012

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The following is new information regarding white tea and obesity, and how blueberries can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. White tea fights obesity, scientists report German scientists say that drinking white tea may be a natural way to battle the bulge. The tea contains compounds that appear to break down existing […]

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