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Monday, March 29, 2010

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid and a building block of protein that occurs naturally in many foods such as seaweed and soybeans.

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Picture of sunflower seedsMonday, March 22, 2010

Seeds are an incredibly rich source of nutrients, not only for the growth of a sprout, but also for our own health. Next time you need a snack, or a topping for your salad, consider one of these nutritious seeds:

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In today's society everything is high speed. What once took weeks now takes mere minutes or seconds.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub and a member of the mint family. It has nothing to do with Mary or roses, instead deriving its name from the Latin "rosmarinus." which means "dew of the sea," referring to its light blue flowers and affinity for wet environments.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

There are two types of fiber in the diet: soluble fiber (water-soluble) and insoluble fiber (not water-soluble). Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains usually contain at least some of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Have you resolved to have a new perspective on life? Here are a few basic but powerful keys to maintaining good spirits throughout the year:

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Picture of man and woman exercisingWednesday, February 17, 2010

Traditionally many people make New Year's vows centered on their health and happiness. Come March most forget that important goal. Why do these positive aspirations float away? Lack of time, stress, falling back into routines, a sense of failure — all are common reasons. You want to make that health goal stick, how do you do it?

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Picture of field of garlicFriday, November 20, 2009

In the United States breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the most common cancer among women. A healthy diet, combined with exercise, is essential to decreasing your risk for breast cancer and boosting your immune system.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

How could this unusual fruit with the green, bumpy flesh and buttery-textured interior be considered "amazing"? Here's how:

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Friday, November 13, 2009

When vitamin D comes to mind, we usually think of sunshine. Sunshine is without a doubt the best source of vitamin D. However, we don't always have access to it, especially during the winter months, if we live at northern latitudes, or if we spend most of our time indoors.

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