Troubled Waters: Farmed vs. Wild Fish

Before we launch into comparing farmed vs. wild fish, let’s get one thing straight – any fish is better than none! If you’re eating fish regularly, give yourself a pat on the back – it provides you with lean protein and healthy omega-3s…

When Life Gives you Lemons…

Spring is here, and perhaps the warmer weather is giving you a craving for that perfect glass of not-too-sweet, not-too-sour lemonade. But did you know that the bright yellow fruit can do much more than liven up your beverage? Read on to find…

Celebrate Spring with Greens

What Are Spring Greens? Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year, but without the fibrous crunch of regular cabbage. They look more like a lettuce and have fresh, loose heads without the hard heart found in other cabbages. They are…

Keen on Quinoa

Background A complete protein and fantastic wheat-free alternative, the demand for quinoa has risen sharply in recent years. Today we’ll look at ways to enjoy this uber-trendy ancient grain. Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wa’) is a great…

The Great Grapefruit

Fun Facts Grapefruit has long been heralded as a health food. This citrus fruit is refreshing and offers a signature juicy, acidic flavor. It was discovered in the Caribbean, but in the US today, it's mostly cultivated in Florida and California. Grapefruits…

Turn on the Turmeric!

It’s an exotic rhizome, or root, herb with a bright yellow hue – have you used it before? Turmeric’s bright yellow color comes from phytochemicals that also contribute to its intense flavor and distinct fragrance. Turmeric belongs to the…

How to Choose the Best Chicken to Cook

What are the Health Benefits of Chicken? Chicken is often seen as the ultimate white meat. It has plus points – it is versatile, cooks easily and quickly, and is one of the most popular meats in the U.S. It's lower in saturated fat than most…

Kombucha

Kombucha is fascinating, both as a hot trend in the beverage aisle and in the biological sense. It is brewed with a live, expanding bacterial culture. Kombucha originated in Asia and has been around for centuries. Its popularity is only growing…

Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…
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7 “Most Wanted” Nutrients for Americans

We all know getting proper nutrition is important, but figuring out what to focus on can be confusing – should you worry about iron?  Carbs?  Vitamin D?  Saturated fats?  Cholesterol?  Healthy Fats? or what? So to keep things simple,…
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Sweet Corn is a Treat! {How to choose and store sweet corn}

Written by Morgan McManimon-Myers, registered dietitian nutritionist Tender and tasty, sweet corn is a signature of summertime.  It’s a special corn variety featuring tender kernels eaten as a vegetable, instead of traditional field…
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How to Microwave Sweet Corn: Corn Nutrition Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Is Sweet Corn Gluten-free? Sweet corn is abundantly available this time of year and can make a budget-friendly nutritious addition to summer meals. The sweet, juicy kernels are gluten-free and are rich in fiber, folate and antioxidants.…