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41 Fruits and Veggies Earn ‘Powerhouse’ Label from Experts

We're constantly bombarded by headlines hawking this fruit or that vegetable as being a "powerhouse," but what does that moniker really mean? Are all plant foods created equal? What's really healthier…

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How to Help an Elder Who Doesn’t Want to Eat

Family caregivers are sometimes faced with the challenge of an elderly loved one who doesn't want to eat. Whether the problem is caused by a simple decrease in appetite, or the senior becomes physical…

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Millions of Older Americans Have This Serious Hunger Problem

Millions of seniors are at an increased risk for developing serious physical and mental health issues because they don't have ready access to nutritious food, according to a recently-released report b…

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3 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t Necessarily Healthy

Foods we often think of as healthy can contain ingredients that turn them into unhealthy foods. "Natural" and "healthy" tag lines on the packaging can fool us into making poor choices. "The best wa…

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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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12 Best Genetically-Modified-Free Grocery Stores

Sorry Safeway and Kroger:  while consumers applaud your recent decision to ban genetically-modified salmon from your stores, it’s not enough to make the cut for the Top 12 Right to Know Grocers as ide…

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Safeway, Kroger Say ‘No’ to Genetically-Modified Salmon

The two largest American grocery chains, Safeway and Kroger, join the growing list of grocery stores that are saying "no" to genetically-modified (GM) salmon.  According to a story in the Los Angeles …

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Grilled Food May Be Frying Your Brain

Barbecue season may still be several months away, but a new study suggests that firing up the grill fewer times this summer may be one of the best things you can do for your brain. It's all about m…

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17 Whole Grain Foods from Diet Experts

Only a fraction of Americans (eight percent of adults and three percent of children) are consuming the right amount of whole grains, according to a new nationwide study. University of Minnesota res…

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How Sugar Can Make You Sick

A new study linking sugar and increased risk of dying from heart problems may have you thinking twice about digging in to that Valentine’s Day candy box. It may seem like a logical connection—after…

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