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Dried Fruit

A new study presented at the 30th World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress has suggested that traditional dried fruits such as dried apricots, dried apples, dates, dried figs, raisins and prunes should be included in dietary recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake … [Read More...]

Should You Be Concerned About Pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual guideline list of pesticides found on common fruits and vegetables.  The group's annual "dirty dozen" list of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues is always a hot topic for discussion.  The … [Read More...]

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Brain Injury From a High Fat Diet?

That’s the claim by researchers at The Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle.  According to presenting author Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD, “The possibility that brain injury may be a consequence of the overconsumption of a … [Read More...]

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Should You Avoid Red Meat?

A report released on May 23, 2011 by a team of international researchers said there is evidence that eating too much red meat and processed meat raises the risk of colorectal cancer.  They also found that consuming plenty of plant based fiber reduces the risk.  After … [Read More...]

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“ Functional Foods” are the New Junk Foods

A potato is a low profit item but turn it into a potato chip and the potential for huge profits appear.  Such is the story with all processed and refined foods.  Manufacturers and their marketing teams, always out to sell more, are now enticing us all with “functional” … [Read More...]

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The Quality of Your Diet

The most important factor in optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else.  Activity level is important too but not even close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising … [Read More...]

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Too Much Water?

The amount of water an individual needs on a daily basis is extremely variable.  It depends on many things like diet, metabolic rate, activity level, air temperature and humidity.  Water is required for our survival but, is it possible to get too much of a good … [Read More...]