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What Are Brussels Sprouts Good For

What Are Brussels Sprouts Good For?


Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Facts
Stepping Out with Brussels Sprouts



Named for the city in Belgium where this vegetable was first referenced in the 1200s – Brussels – this miniature cabbage may have been cultivated in Italy during the ...

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What Is Broccoli Raab Good For

What Is Broccoli Raab Good For?


Broccoli Raab Nutrition Facts

Relative to Broccoli – Broccoli Raab


Italians call it rapini, but in North America it’s broccoli raab (or rabe, pronounced “raw-bay”). If this vegetable is new to you, you may wonder about the differences bet...

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Listeria From Cheese Tasting To "Life Sentence"

A state epidemiologist heard about the diagnosis and called Pat to find out what John had been eating. When he learned about the soft cheeses, he arranged to pick them up. The cheeses tested positive for Listeria.

After a month, the hospital moved John to a rehabilitation facility for brain...

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What Is Bok Choy Good For?

What Is Bok Choy Good For?


Oh, Boy - Bok Choy!

Bok Choy Nutrition Facts


Cultivated in China for centuries, bok choy has played a large part not only in its cuisine, but in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, it’s a staple in both Asian and American recipes.

A dee...

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What Are Black Currants Good For?

What Are Black Currants Good For?


Black Currant Nutrition Facts

A popular berry during summertime, deep purple black currants (sometimes called blackcurrants) offer a wealth of nutrients not found anywhere else. The plump little black currant can be puckeringly sour however, so it'...

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SO MUCH JUNK TODAY

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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What are some of the key features of dietary fiber?

What are some of the key features of dietary fiber?

First, fiber has always been recognized as a plant-based nutrient. To make a simple comparison, plants have fiber in the same way that animals have muscles and bones. Fiber allows plants to maintain their shape and structure. And even though...

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Protein is used in every single cell in our body

We need to eat plenty of protein foods every single day to keep our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable. You might be eating enough protein overall, but are you eating the right kinds?

Protein is used in every single cell in our body and is critical for buildin...

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Plan your meals a week ahead

Planning you meals a week ahead or two weeks out depending on how often you shop for groceries is a must. I plan our meals two weeks at a time and post 1 week on the refrigerator. We share the cooking in our house so in addition to what we are having each day it lists who is doing the cooking. I pla...

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What Are Blackberries Good For?

What Are Blackberries Good For?


Blackberries Nutrition Facts

Blackberry Bliss


Nothing says “Summer!” like a fresh fruit salad and if blackberries aren’t in the mix, you’re definitely missing out! Sweet and succulent, this fruit belongs to the same family and closely rese...

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