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Choosing the right salt

August 9, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  Everyone is familiar with the taste of salt. And yet its particular taste, although quite distinctive, defies description by even the most gifted writer. Try to imagine explaining the taste of salt to someone who has never tasted it. It is actually quite difficult. You could say that it tastes bitter, […]

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Reduce blood pressure naturally

June 29, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  More than 74 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And as any person who is diagnosed with high blood pressure can tell you — it is frightening. Once diagnosed, many patients are placed on medications, such as diuretics. These medications deplete the body […]

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Tart and tangy, and so healthy

April 15, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is believed to have been produced in Jamaica about 300 years ago by the accidental pollination of a pomelo and an orange. It was named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes. All varieties of grapefruit have no fat or cholesterol and are rich […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Chives: Good for you

January 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the same botanical family as onions, scallions and garlic, and have a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. Chives, and their flowers, are high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium, and contain a high concentration of sulfur compounds and other essential […]

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Healthy and tasty fruitcake

October 30, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Holiday food should not be the object of snickering and ridicule. Yet the fruitcake always makes its way onto the scene as the joke of the season. How sad. This holiday treat has nutritional value and is delicious when the appropriate ingredients are used. When we rename it “spice cake,” with […]

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Healing inside a room of salt

February 24, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  Imagine a room covered from floor to ceiling in salt from the Dead Sea. Imagine breathing the fine salt mist in the air. Now, imagine your lungs taking a really deep breath and saying, “ahhh.” In ancient times, people traveled great distances to the Dead Sea of Israel for relief from […]

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Have you had a date lately?

February 23, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  By now, we all know that we should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. They are great sources of vitamins and minerals that help our bodies function well. If you follow a diet plan, no matter what kind, there is always the possibility of craving something sweet. Here is […]

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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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