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How Much Does It Really Cost to Eat Healthy?

How much more does it really cost to eat healthy? $10 extra a day? $5 extra? Guess what -- it costs the same as a medium cup of coffee. Reuters released a study which concluded that eating healthy …

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10 Most & Least Obese States in America

The 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index was released this week, unveiling the rates of obesity among adults within each of the 50 states for the recent year. According to their research, the natio…

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Pesticides Contaminate Nearly Half of Organic Produce

A new study released by CBC News found that almost half of organic fruits and vegetables tested in locations across Canada over the last two years are contaminated with pesticides. And almost 2 percen…

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Do ‘Best By’ Dates Really Matter?

Would you be open to eating food that has aged past the dubious "sell by/use by" date? Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, certainly hopes so. He is in the works of opening a new restaurant-…

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6 Tips to Get the Most Nutrition Out of Your Produce

OK, so I posted on Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson a few months back, but as I continue to read this well-researched and exceptionally insightful book I am struck by the wealth of tips and tech…

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A Guide for Seasonal Produce (Infographic)

It's no secret that produce in season tastes best. Though it's easy to get tomato-nostalgia in the winter, the simple remedy is to embrace what's in season (or preserve tomatoes to keep through the of…

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Fresh or Frozen: Which is Best? (video)

Fresh is better, right? When you're talking fruits and vegetables, the answer may surprise you! Watch this for a quick tip. Related Link: The Healthiest Power Fruits Next Door…

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Quick Pocket Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Have a hard time remembering the "Dirty Dozen" fruits and veggies that have the most pesticides? Check out this handy, printable guide that will help you remember which fruits and veggies are best to …

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Don’t Worry So Much About Pesticides in Your Food. Really?

For years, along with the dog-eared crayon drawings and the adopted magnets from long-forgotten local businesses, I had an old and worn magazine clipping on my fridge that listed the “dirty dozen.” Th…

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Fresh Vegetables to Feed France’s Poor

A French charity has come up with an innovative way of cutting down on waste - and making sure the country's poor get enough to eat. Instead of throwing their unsold produce away, market traders have …

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