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Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that provide the yellow-orange-red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches, squash, and ot…

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Feed Your Skin: Lycopene (video)

Need a quick tip on choosing the best foods that'll help brighten your complexion? Watch this! Related Link: Feed Your Skin Mushrooms…

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Are Winter Tomatoes Worth the Effort?

One key signifier indicating whether or not a restaurant practices within a local and seasonal sustainability model is the inclusion of fresh tomatoes on their menu between the months of November and …

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5 Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year

By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be intimidated, start f…

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12 Tasty Ways to Love Tomatoes

Late blight be damned! There are still plenty of delicious, über flavorful, sun-ripened local tomatoes to be had. So let's have 'em while we can. Here are 12 delicious ways to use the season's tomatoe…

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7 of the Most Unhealthy, Cancer-Causing Foods

Let's face it: it's challenging to eat all-healthy foods all the time. Sometimes we just want an easy pre-processed meal for a late dinner, while other times we choose to indulge in a junky treat as a…

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Surprising Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

When most people think of osteoporosis, they assume it is caused by a calcium deficiency.  While there’s no doubt that calcium plays a role in the disease, the incidence of osteoporosis is highest in …

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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3 Power Foods for Healthier Skin

By Vanessa, DivineCaroline Our skin is our biggest organ, which means it's mega-important for all us beauties to keep it in top-notch condition. Luckily for us, we can do this by simply eating! I…

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Natural Food Coloring From Tomatoes

Some readers might remember an article I did a while back about the insect-derived dye called "carmine" or "cochineal": “Many consumers may not yet be aware that the red substance coloring their fo…

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