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Yummy, Crunchy and Nutty Peanuts

March is National Peanut month. Those yummy, crunchy and nutty peanuts are one of the most popular oilseeds. They are technically not nuts. They are actually legumes and therefore related to beans, lentils and soy.  Despite being a legume family


Fresh vs. Frozen

I often get the question which is better fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen. Less than a third of American adults are eating the recommend daily amount of fruits and vegetables, I encourage eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.


It is never too late for good nutrition!

As you age, good nutrition becomes essential to your quality of life. Poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging. To maintain health over these years, it’s important to pay attention to the nutrition and physical activity patterns early


How good is that glass of wine?

We have all heard of the health benefits associated with drinking wine but drinking wine can also have some negative side effects. Studies show a few of the health benefits linked to drinking wine are helping increase HDL blood cholesterol


Still Foggy After All These Years

Here’s the latest on some still uncertain links between diet and breast cancer. Fruits & Vegetables. Several studies have reported that women who consume more fruits and vegetables, especially ones that are rich in carotenoids like beta-carotene, have a reduced


Caffeine & the Kidney

Caffeine may help prevent kidney stones. Researchers tracked nearly 218,000 nurses and other health professionals for roughly eight years. Those who typically consumed around 350 milligrams of caffeine had a 20 to 205 percent lower risk of kidney stones than


B’s & the Brain

High doses of B vitamins aren’t likely to preserve your memory or thinking ability. Researchers examined 11 large controlled trials that gave a total of 22,000 mostly older people either a placebo or typically high doses of folic acid (400


Secrets to Ageless Skin

Summer is the time of year everyone takes notice of their skin. We smear on sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher before we go out in the sun. We then apply rich moisturizers as soon as we get back indoors.


It’s Grill-in Time!

Don’t let that scare you. You can grill the safest, most delicious foods without the health risks. Fire up that grill, and let’s go! Grilling makes food taste better. It doesn’t matter what you put on there. It smells and


Take Caution to Barefoot Running

Running barefoot is a hot footwear trend. Be cautious  when trading in traditional running shoes for minimalist footwear. Research presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting, stated that runners over 30 who transition to barefoot have