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Avoiding Foodborne Illness at Cookouts

May 26, 2016, 11:51 am ARTICLES

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and all the delicious food the season has to offer. With warmer weather upon us, you will likely start cooking out more often with family, friends, and loved ones. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables and grilled foods, but it’s also an opportune time to develop a foodborne illness. To avoid getting sick after a cookout, keep these food safety tips in mind this summer: Keep Foods Separate Picture it. You are preparing a s...

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Processed Meats and Cancer Risk: The Research

May 20, 2016, 8:12 am ARTICLES

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a new statement in regards to processed meats and cancer. It advises people to moderate consumption of processed meat to reduce the risk of cancer. The WHO also classified processed meats as Group 1, meaning they are carcinogenic to humans. This rating may be surprising – Group 1 also includes smoking tobacco—but
according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), this does not mean that they are equally danger...

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Does our Internal Clock affect our Eating Habits?

May 12, 2016, 6:31 pm ARTICLES

Dietary and nutrition recommendations typically focus on the quality and quantity of the food rather
than on when it is consumed.  New evidence has emerged to help shed light on the relationship between mealtime and its physiological effects.  This week, a study that will be published in the Journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sought to demonstrate the intersection of the circadian system (internal body clock), the behavioral cycle (including the sleep/wake an...

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The High Fat (Low Carb) Diet

April 30, 2016, 10:02 am ARTICLES

For years, exercise specialists and sports dietitians have suggested that a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet would best support an endurance-training athlete. However, some research may support the adoption of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to increase athletic performance. The mass media has also climbed aboard with claims that this eating regimen may also promote weight loss. But is this diet really good for you? A Bit about Carbs Carbohydrates are essential for energy - when...

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Blood Orange Grenata

April 27, 2016, 9:34 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 5 minutes + Holding Time of 4-6 hours Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup 1 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1.5 cups blood orange soda (you can also use any juice as a variety) Directions Heat water and sugar together; bring to boil. Allow to reduce by half (3/4 cup). Remove from heat; mix in blood orange soda. Pour into a shallow dish. Freeze for 3 hours, stir; continue freezing an a...

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Composting for the Urban Dweller

April 22, 2016, 2:01 pm ARTICLES

The benefits of recycling are numerous; it really is no wonder that many places now require that residents use those special bins for their plastic, paper, and aluminum products. But what about food products? Did you know that yard trimmings and food scraps make up a littler over a quarter of total U.S. waste? Yes, even those organic apple cores that went into the garbage can produce environmentally harmful methane gas. So you live in an urban environment where the only outdoor space is your fi...

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