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Soda: an Infographic

Soda: an Infographic

Fruit, though sweet, is an important part of a healthy diet.  At the other end of the sugar spectrum is soda.  It’s devoid of nutrients and so acidic that it erodes tooth enamel.  Cherry Coke is one of the most acidic drinks, registering in with a pH of 2.5.  To put that into perspective, battery...
Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Will Wister, investment fund manager, health advocate and intellectual philanthropist, explains how free range eggs are not necessarily from chickens raised on a pasture: It’s important to distinguish between “free range eggs” and “pastured eggs” According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean much of anything. The thing that makes eggs...
If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

Don't look at nutrition through a simple "macro-nutrient" perspective. Fruits and vegetables are not just "calories" or "grams of sugar". They are nutritional packages that combine multiple difference micro- / macro- / phyto- nutrients.
Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods is a visual database of foods that are in season now where you live. The site automatically detects location. Access from an iPhone and it acts just like a mobile app. Mouse over or tap the food to explore nutrition info and recipes...
A cure for MS?

A cure for MS?

Dr. Terry Wahls, a Professor at the University of Iowa College, suffers from MS. In 2007 she was contrained to a chair and could barely walk twenty feet even with two crutches. Two years later she was able to ride 18 miles on her bike and her MS had all but disappeared. How?...
Fresh Food: Farm to Table

Fresh Food: Farm to Table

Eating is more than merely a way to provide energy for the body; it is an experience that nurtures our bodies, minds, and spirits. Eating locally grown foods provides more than healthy fare for our bodies; it helps to support healthy farms and create healthy communities.
Avocado 101

Avocado 101

A guest blog from our friends at Frunzi Farms about those little green wonders known as Avocados: There are close to 500 avocado varieties.  Can you believe it!?  Before we moved to this boutique farm (now known as Frunzi Farms), I never cared for the taste of an avocado.  The primary cultivar which one finds in...
Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Sterling Healthy Recipe: Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad Slice 1 bunch of black kale into 1″ strips and toss with 1 cup green beans cut to 1″, 4 fresh grated carrots, grated fresh hunk of ginger, seeds from 1 pomegranate, 1 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1 container blueberries, fresh squeezed juice...
Beautiful skin begins in the produce department.

Beautiful skin begins in the produce department.

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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

In 2010 Jamie Oliver received the TEDPrize for his wish to create a food revolution.  Now, two years later we are excited to share the next chapter.  You’ve seen the show and heard about his aggressive public campaign to change the way kids experience food.  His wish has grown into a global community of people...
Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad by Challice Freeman of Huntsville, AL   1 can garbanzo beans 1 can cannellini beans 1 can kidney beans ½ red onion, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro   1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Mix vinegar, oil,...
Big Data on Flavor

Big Data on Flavor

A new study by theoretical physicist and molecular gastronomist Sebastian Ahnert brings us closer to a scientific understanding of the delicious human accomplishment known as cooking.  Ahnert: “The cultural diversity of culinary practice, as illustrated by the variety of regional cuisines, raises the question of whether there are any general patterns that determine the ingredient combinations...
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