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Healthy (some say icky) foods to eat to get Vitamin K2, which protects your arteries and bones

March 26th, 2014

Vitamin K2 might just be the least crazy vitamin craze. Studies show it helps keep arteries clear of calcium build up, but also puts calcium where it’s needed, in the bones. Find out how to build Vitamin K2 into your diet.

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Nuts, let us count the crazy number of ways they’re good for you

November 22nd, 2013

We already knew nuts were pretty good for us. This week we learned that people who regularly consumed nuts are less likely to die of cancer or heart disease, according to a major study by Harvard University researchers. Fortunately, this news arrives just as we’re ready to set the nut dish out for the holidays. Here’s our list of what to include.

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Diabetes projected to rise this much around the world

November 14th, 2013

Today is World Diabetes Day, and sadly, there is a world of it out there, especially if you consider the rising numbers of people suffering from this chronic health condition. In the U.S. about 1 in 10 people have diabetes, and that’s expected to be the ratio worldwide by 2035.

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Sugar blamed for causing yet another disease

August 12th, 2013

Sugar. It’s added to everything, and yet it’s the one “food” that gives us nothing back nutritionally. The health ramifications related to sugar are, pardon the pun, huge. It contributes to obesity, Type II diabetes, heart failure and now this seemingly unrelated health problem….

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Easy ways to save tomatoes and berries

July 11th, 2013

Saving fruits and vegetables can be a lot of pressure (cooking) or it can be easy. Here, in selected videos, we see just how easy it is to save tomatoes and berries from the garden.

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High-fat dairy foods found to raise risk of death for breast cancer patients

March 18th, 2013

Darn dairy, it keeps turning up on lists of things to avoid if we want to have healthy hearts, working endocrine systems and a lower risk of cancer. In this recent study, researchers pinpointed the problem as high-fat dairy products, which increased the risk of a fatal recurrence for women who’d had breast cancer.

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People who skip breakfast tend to weigh more; sugary drinks and snacks partly to blame

July 5th, 2012

Breakfast is important. You’ve likely heard this before, and now, the evidence is growing.

Research shows that the 18 percent of Americans older than 2 who regularly skip breakfast tend to weigh more and have other unhealthy habits, like eating too many sugary drinks or snacks, according to food experts speaking at the Institute of Food Technologists 2012 annual meeting in Las Vegas.

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Eat More Kale gets under Chik-a-fila’s skin

November 30th, 2011

is forever. Got milk? Just do it. Eat mor chikin!

Bo Muller-Moore, independent T-shirt shop owner.

There are a few choice ad phrases that rise to the top and become part of the common consciousness. Headline writers and jokesters come up with variations. Sometimes, the companies or causes that started the ditty get whiplashed with a new version. Got Milk morphed into a series of headlines about the dangers of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, used to make cows produce more milk, in the early 2000s. Got rBGH?

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USDA’s new ‘My Plate’ campaign raises the profile of veggies and fruits

June 2nd, 2011

Get out your carrot sticks and broccoli bits, the latest missive fired from the USDA on healthy eating finally elevates fruits and vegetables to the standing many believe they deserve.

Even the normally skeptical Center for Science in the Public Interest was excited by the new clarity on healthy priorities being offered by the U.S. government.

“While no one graphic can communicate every nuance of healthy eating, this easy-to-understand illustration will help people remember what their own plate should look like,” CSPI enthused. “It likely will shock most people into recognizing that they need to eat a heck of a lot more vegetables and fruits. Most people are eating about a quarter of a plate of fruits or vegetables, not a half a plate as recommended.”

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Superfoods for a super healthy smoothie from The Way of the Happy Woman

May 26th, 2011

Sara Avant Stover

You can add some high-energy extras to your smoothies to pack in more nutritional power. Generally you would add one scoop of any or all of the superfoods listed below (read the product label for more specific instructions). But be aware that these can drastically alter the taste and texture of your smoothie, so start sparingly until you get it just right and determine what you like.

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Frito Lay goes for 50 percent ‘all natural’ products in 2011; jettisons additives

January 3rd, 2011

My first thought upon hearing on New Year’s Day that Plano-based Frito Lay was going to make half of its inventory “all natural” for 2011, was relief. Maybe this would be a good omen for the new year.

Like most moms with school-aged kids, I’m often in the hunt for a chip that uses a “good” oil, not too much salt and few, if any, artificial ingredients. Much as I like to send fruit, crackers and veggies for side dishes, I confess to including chips every so often in school lunches. Chips provide crunch and when I ask the benchmark question I apply to all school lunch components — would I eat it? — the answer is “yes”.

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Saks T-shirt will benefit breast cancer research

October 4th, 2010

If you’ve been anywhere at all in the last few years, you’ve seen dozens of variations on t shirts promoting breast cancer awareness, research and solutions.
The latest iteration, designed by Donna Karan and sold by Saks Fifth Avenue stores, is worth a fresh look. It’s not your midriff-creeping Saturday morning t crammed with local sponsor names. This little item from Donna Karan t shirt could go to lunch with jewelry, even dinner, and more importantly, 100 percent of the proceeds of its sale will go to benefit local charity partners of Saks’ Key to the Cure campaign.

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