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Tomatoes - description and history

Tomatoes - description and history

The tomato is the fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum. (Botanically speaking, tomato is not only a fruit, but also a berry since it is formed from a single ovary.) Originally, tomato was named after the food family to which it belongs - the Solanaceae...

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What to eat in your 60s

Ages 60 plus
Surveys show that the eating habits of elderly people differ from younger adults. A national survey in Britain in 1996 found that people aged over 65 ate less fish, fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese but more cakes and biscuits and sugary goods than younger adults.
People aged ...

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Beyond Meat and Poultry

How much do you need?

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, age, activity level, and past medical history. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 46 grams a day for a healthy, average-weight woman over age 50; however, you can calculate your needs more exactl...

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Tablespoon Sauce Cups

I began using 2 or 4 tablespoon plastic sauce cup with lid for my work lunches. I also now always set the table and include cute washable sauce cups that I found. It is a great way to keep aware just how much is being added when using dressings, sauces, condiments, coleslaw or potato salad, even ca...

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What to Eat When You Have GI Distress

Nausea, bloating, gas, diarrhea . . . we’ve all had it at one time or another. I read a fantastic article that had suggestions from a gastroenterologist (Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, DO) suggesting foods that will help w/these symptoms in a natural way. Food is medicine! First and foremost, follow the instr...

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Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Groce

Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer


A simple sign on a grocery store shelf has gone viral, causing a storm of outrage among consumers who feel they've been misled by cereal maker Kellogg's claims about its Kashi cereals. A Rhode Island grocer posted a note on t...

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22 Ways Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Health

22 Ways Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Health



Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health risks than many of us may realize.

According to Euromonitor, the averag...

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Beyond Meat and Poultry

Advantages of plant proteins:

The "Western" dietary pattern that many Americans have followed for decades is much higher in animal proteins than in plant proteins. However, research has demonstrated that eating more plant foods and fewer animal foods, especially red and processed meats, has ...

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Going Out to Eat

Most of the time prepare healthy meals at home because it is much easier to control the contents and balance. I recommend starting with what veggie you will eat then moving to the protein then carb. It is really easy to add fresh low cal items to add bulk like a cut up tomato with a little salt for ...

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How to Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart

How to Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart


Your cardiac muscles are rather specialized. While similar to your skeletal muscles in that they’re striated, their functionality more closely resembles your smooth muscles, as the continuous contraction of your heart is involuntary.

Every m...

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