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Rooting for the Radish Family!

Meet the radish family: one of its members, the pretty, red, round root you sometimes use as food garnish at social gatherings, is probably familiar. Unfortunately, this little vegetable and its many relatives are often overlooked for taste, crunchiness, versatility, … Continue reading

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Olives: A Nutritional Powerhouse!

Since ancient times the act of extending an olive branch has been considered a symbol of peace. For the health-minded it can also mean a symbol of good health! Olive trees which originated in the Mediterranean basin eventually spread to … Continue reading

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Healthy Food That Swims

Seafood is an important component of a healthful diet. Packed to the gills with nutrition, it is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and iodine. Omega 3 fatty acid, which is present in abundance in certain types of seafood, … Continue reading

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Salads: health-boosting rainbows in a bowl

A diet rich in fresh, unprocessed food from the plant world, namely, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, beans and lentils, is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other powerful disease-fighters and health promoters. From day one, we are subjected to … Continue reading

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Reap The Benefits Of Light Meals

Who doesn’t love to eat? Of course, most of us do. However, depending on the choices we make, food can be harmful or health-boosting. Even in our fast-paced age of electronic push-buttons and instant results we must accept the fact … Continue reading

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Harvest The Benefits Of Eating Beans

O.K., we all made fun of beans with our comrades in kindergarten… Let’s take a fresh look at this remarkable food. Beans are nutritional gems, loaded with potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorous, B vitamins, protein and more. They are low in … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Pasta: Good For Your Health!

Whole grains play a major role in a healthy diet. These edible gems are packed with disease-fighting, health-boosting nutrients. They contain lean protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and numerous other beneficial compounds. As is the case in many other beneficial … Continue reading

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Super Bowl: Home-Cooked Soups!

Soup’s reputation of being comfort food does not do complete justice to this remarkable and versatile dish. In addition to making eaters purr, wholesome, freshly cooked soups play an important role in a healthy diet. Weight control: Soup consumed as … Continue reading

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Spotlight On The Eggplant

In the movie “Coneheads”, the eggplant makes a brief but hilarious appearance. It should, however, be a regular resident in your kitchen. Poor eggplant, it does not receive the respect it deserves! Botanically a fruit, and used as a vegetable, … Continue reading

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Cooking Healthy Comfort Food

There is something magical about home-cooked Comfort Food. Emotionally, it elicits the equivalent of “human purring”. Such fare need not be short on nutrition, however; it can provide a boost to your health as well if you choose healthy ingredients … Continue reading

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