Tag Archives: vegetables

Helpful food hints

August 11, 2012

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With just a little effort, you will be surprised how simple it is to keep food at its best. First, check that your refrigerator is at the right temperature and is cold enough — below 40 F or 4 C. This is to ensure food safety. Also leave space around the items so cold air […]

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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Raising kids who love to eat their veggies

April 12, 2012

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by Dr. Philip Wazny —  “Ewww! I do not like vegetables!” Unfortunately, I hear this comment all too often from the many children in my practice. On the one hand, it is not terribly surprising, since infants start out eating very sweet-to-the-taste breast milk or formula and then are expected to simply switch over to […]

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It’s cold outside and soup sounds good

February 27, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The weather has finally changed, and the colder days are calling for warm, hearty soups. Just add fresh breads, muffins or old-fashion biscuits, along with a crisp green salad, and you will have a healthy, satisfying meal. Soups are inexpensive and the ideal entrée to fill up your family and […]

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Super Supplements

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Modern nutritional research now suggests that almost everyone needs more omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin D3. Unfortunately, sufficient amounts of these nutrients can no longer be obtained through food alone, although by eating carefully, diet can provide some of them. With this in mind, let us examine the best […]

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Cutting back on carbs for the carbohydrate-sensitive athlete

February 25, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Whether you are a runner or a bodybuilder, as an athlete you require quality protein, essential fats and complex carbohydrates from grains, fruits and vegetables. Or, that is what most experts, books and magazines catering to the average population recommend. But what if you are gluten intolerant or sensitive to wheat? […]

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The slow cooker — like having your own chef

February 24, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You are tired and hungry from a long, hard day at work, and it is so cold that you cannot wait to get home and recharge with some good warm food. Finally you open the front door and are greeted by the inviting aromas wafting from the slow cooker. This […]

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Healthy summer eating

February 24, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  School is out, and many of us are already planning for the lazy days of summer, which will undoubtedly feature campfires, barbeques, picnics, beach get-togethers or just hanging out with friends. While food is an integral component of our summertime activities, remember that good nutrition and good times can truly go […]

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Where did all the farmers’ markets go?

February 23, 2012

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by Bob McClendon —  Every summer, as the temperature starts to rise and we begin to wind down at the farmers’ markets, we get the same question: “Why don’t you sell during the summer?” This is a good question and is asked by many. In recent years, farmers’ markets have become very popular all across […]

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