Category Archives: Food and Drink

THE MIGHTY MUSHROOM

There has been much ado about eating colorful produce for health.  While it’s true that deep color is an indicator of phytonutrients; that might lead you to believe mushrooms, especially the white button variety, may pale in nutritional comparison.  Not so. Turns out mushrooms are a very good source of a number of nutrients for

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Citrus Sweet Treats

During the holidays eating less may or may not be on your mind. While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat, consider a portable healthy treat perfect for this time of year: seasonal oranges such as tangelos, blood oranges, and Clementines. GOODNESS INSIDE Oranges are the number one citrus crop in the world.  And they

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WATERMELON LEMONADE

If you thought that watermelon was nothing more than a watery sweet treat, think again.  Watermelon is both delicious and quite nutritious. Fat free and low in calories, a two cup serving of watermelon supplies good amounts of Vitamins A, B6 and C.  The red variety also has a significant amount of lycopene – an

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When Foods and Medicines Mix

Do you take it with food?  Without?  Is milk a no-no?  What about grapefruit juice?  Knowing how to take your meds is crucial.  Some foods can interact badly and dangerously raise or lower drug levels in your body.  So the short advice, is read the label and talk to your pharmacist. Here are a few

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Have Your Chips and Eat Them Too!

Want to satisfy that craving for salty crunchy snacking without eating oil laden, high fat, calorie-rich potato chips?  Well, if you tried rice cakes and felt like you were eating puffed air,  have I got a tip for you: shop for snacks in the diabetic aisle Don’t have diabetes you say?  Doesn’t mean you can’t

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