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The Superfood Series: Cucumbers


Did you know cucumbers are considered a superfood?

What exactly does it take for a food to be adorned the title "superfood"?  Well, superfoods are natural foods that have an array of nutrients that synergistically work to together to exponentially expand the individual nutritional components.
Cucumbers are the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world. They are in the same botanical family as melons and squashes. They are considered one of the absolute best foods for the health of the skin, joints, liver, and kidneys. Below are great facts about cucumbers.

They are also a natural energy tonic with their rich array... Read More

14 Not-So Sweet Facts About Sugar (Infographic)


Sugar being bad for our health is common knowledge. However, most people may not be aware of the details of why. The infographic below sheds a lot of light on how much we are overindulging; knowingly or not.

Let us know which fact(s) surprised you the most!


Thanks to The Total Health Blog for the infographic

The Pros and Cons of Cooking


You’ve probably heard of the raw food craze. It’s said that it’s the healthiest way to eat food. But for most of us, we still enjoy cooking food and eating cooked food. It’s part of so many cultures and traditions. So what's the best way to cook food for maximum nutrition? Check out what SHAPE's diet doctor, Mike Roussell, PhD, has to say about it.

Despite what you might read on the Internet, microwaving your food does not "kill" nutrients. In fact, it can make certain nutrients more available to your body. In terms of the impact on your food's... Read More

Pink Slime: It’s Whats for Dinner….and School Lunch


It used to be beef was what was for dinner.  Not exactly, anymore and that goes for school lunches, too. Now the mystery meat that  kids have joked about for so long in school cafeterias isn't a mystery anymore.  Recently, we have realized how disgusting the stuff really is - and what grossness lurks, unlabeled, in many school lunches and grocery-store packs of ground beef.

Pink slime is made from slaughterhouse scraps: fatty cuttings and bits of connective tissue, mostly from the outside parts of the cow, the bits most likely to be contaminated by excrement. First the scraps are warmed... Read More

How to Decipher Produce Labels


The fact that the U.S. does not require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled is a shame and a sore spot for so many people, about 90% polled, that want them identified. It’s even worse considering all of the European Union nations, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries require the mandatory labeling of these kinds of foods. So fortunate for these other countries that as a result, food manufacturers in all those countries choose to use non-genetically engineered ingredients.

However, there is at least one way to tell whether or not the produce you eat... Read More

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