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Functional Foods
10 years ago

Functional Foods

It all started in 1997, when I wrote an article titled ‘Lowly Limes’ detailing how deficiencies of certain nutrients cause diseases i.e. vitamin C and scurvy. Scurvy was at one …
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Cupcakes – Magnolia Bakery (you have spoiled me!)
10 years ago

Cupcakes – Magnolia Bakery (you have spoiled me!)

Okay, I’ll admit it being a RD, I’m more of a cook than a baker. So when I want to indulge in a freshly baked sweet, I need it to …
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Antioxidants…What and Why?
10 years ago

Antioxidants…What and Why?

Free Radicals

  • When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage.
  • Excess oxidative damage is a contributor to health problems such as …
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Trick or Treating. Some helpful, healthy tips!
10 years ago

Trick or Treating. Some helpful, healthy tips!

Halloween is a great time for kids. They have lots of fun with costume parties and with trick-or-treating. The concern for parents is deciding what to do with those big …
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Pumpkin: The Nutrition Facts and Adding it to your Menu
10 years ago

Pumpkin: The Nutrition Facts and Adding it to your Menu

Well the first question…Is the pumpkin a fruit or vegetable? Technically it comes from the squash family (which are actually fruits). Either way, the pumpkin and its seeds are nutritional …
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Happy Thanksgiving and Enjoy Healthy Eating
10 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving and Enjoy Healthy Eating

I’m looking forward to a terrific weekend of rest and relaxation, visiting with friends and family and enjoying great food. For some people, Thanksgiving eating means abandoning sensible everyday choices …
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