Food Fact

Three Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

by Kelli
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Spring is definitely here, and summer is not far behind. As the temperatures are rising I’ve been feeling a shift in what foods I’m craving – does that happen to any of you? I’m feeling a craving for more raw than cooked foods now. Along with the rest of the Spring cleaning we do, Spring cleaning your diet is a good idea because your body’s needs change according to the season.

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What You Need to Know Before Ordering from a Juice Bar

by Donna Gates
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Juice bars are popping up everywhere: in shopping malls, in health food stores, and along boutique-lined streets. While opting for juice rather than a sugary coffee drink is a step in the right direction, it does not necessarily mean that what you are getting at the juice bar is good for you.

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The Dark Side of Chocolate…Is So Good!

by Kelli
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Here’s your permission to eat your chocolate alone. Not like ‘all by myself’ kind of alone, I’m just talking about eating chocolate straight up. But yes, I do it all by myself sometimes.

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Killer rhubarb

by Brad
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So I just read today that rhubarb leaves have toxic levels of oxalic acid. What are some of the symptoms of oxalic acid poisoning? Well…

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Is it Best to Eat Fruit Alone?

by Brad
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We all love fruit right? When it comes to making healthy choices, it’s a lot easier to reach for a juicy mango then a stalk of celery. But according to some nutrition experts, fruit is best eaten on its own.

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Diet Soda Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke

by Brad
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Did we need any more reason to avoid diet soda like the poison it is? Did we really need more research telling us one more way that it destroys our bodies? Did anyone think there’s any reason to ever drink it again? No, we didn’t need another reason or any more research, but yes, there are plenty of people who keep on drinking it, so here’s some more data for ‘ya.

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Be a food label detective

by Kelli
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Your groceries have a lot to tell you – the trick is knowing what to look for.

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Wait…Am I Younger Yet?

by Kelli
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The science behind how nutrients repair and rejuvenate your body—and how long it takes to reap your healthy habit rewards. Science has confirmed that the nutrients in our food can slow down and even reverse aging. Here’s exactly how and when you can expect the health payoff you want.

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Cola: The Real Junk Defined

by Brad
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Sure, soda pop is the biggest calorie source in the American diet. Is there anything real in there?

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So it’s not the McNuggets causing the bad teeth

by Brad
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U.S. McNuggets not only contain more calories and fat than their British counterparts, but also chemicals not found across the Atlantic.

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Health benefits of real chocolate

by Kelli
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Chocolate has long been considered the ultimate indulgence – a rich, romantic treat that not only tastes good, but makes you feel good too. Here’s some good news about chocolate that should help assuage any guilt you have about consuming it.

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