Food Fact

Tips for Shopping & Reading Labels When Going Gluten Free

January 8, 2014
reading nutrition labels

Shopping at the grocery store can be a challenge at times because of the people and the changes the stores makes so you see new products. When you’re shopping for gluten-free products it can be an even bigger challenge.

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Which are the Most Contaminated and High-Pesticide Fruit and Vegetables

November 22, 2013
dirty and clean veggies

Sometimes called the “dirty dozen,” there are twelve fruits and vegetables that are the most contaminated by pesticides and/or fungicides.

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Beware of Salad Bars

October 25, 2013
beware of salad bars

While undercooked meat and eggs tend to raise red flags among restaurant-goers, salad bars may actually pose just as much if not more risk of food-borne illness.

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Foods to Build Better Bones

September 27, 2013
building stronger bones

You might think that drinking more milk is going to build strong bones. But Americans drink a tremendous amount of milk as a whole, and osteoporosis is still a significant problem.

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Brown, White, Organic, Free-Range Eggs – What’s the Difference

August 20, 2013
what's up with all these eggs?

It can be confusing when the humble egg comes in varieties like organic, free-range, cage-free, brown, white, Omega-3, and any combination of these. Is there really a difference?

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Iceberg Lettuce – The Name Alone is Refreshing

June 21, 2013
cool off with iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is the lettuce my mom always used when I was growing up and I continue using it for my family. There are lots of lettuce species you can pick up in your local market or farmer’s market, but iceberg lettuce is the most popular and the least expensive. It contains a lot of […]

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Watermelon – Nature’s Healthy, Sweet Treat

June 20, 2013
cooling off with watermelon thumbnail

It’s that time of year again – time to enjoy some of nature’s most delicious foods. Summertime yields some of the juiciest and sweetest fruits there are and watermelon is on the top of my list. Why do I love watermelon so much? It’s sweet, juicy and refreshing. Just the thought of a juicy slice […]

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