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Food

Food is any substance, usually composed of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water, that can be eaten or drunk by an animal, including humans, for nutrition or pleasure. Items considered food may be sourced from plants, animals or other categories such as fungus or fermented products like alcohol.

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Nancy Shute, November 24, 2014
Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password.

What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

Hemi Weingarten, October 29, 2013
Coconut sugar is not produced from coconuts. It is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained from coconut tree’s flower buds.

Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Hemi Weingarten, October 27, 2013
Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial flavors”, adding salt and pepper simply doesn’t cut it.

Skip Calorie Counting. Eat a Plant-Based Diet & Enjoy!

Lani Muelrath, September 17, 2015
Whether you are a veg-food veteran or just taking your first steps on the plant-based journey, there are more resources and research support than ever before for making the switch to plant-based.

American Diabetes Month 2015: Chef Sam Talbot Explains 'Diabetes Diet' Includes Food That Swaps In Delicious, Healthy Alternatives

Stephanie Castillo,November 23, 2015
Mention diabetes and most people conjure a specific image: Older men and women who are likely overweight and can have absolutely no sugar.

Is it Better to Bake, Boil, or Steam Sweet Potatoes?

Michael Greger, November 24th, 2015
I previously talked about the cancer fighting properties of sweet potatoes (See Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins) and what would happen if you centered your diet around them (The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100).

Canada Prime Minister: Junkfood Commercials Targeting Kids Should be Banned

Pao Uychiat, Nov 17, 2015
Junk food is an attractive part of every child's life. No matter how campaigns are being initiated to promote healthy food choices especially for children

What almond milk, calcium pills and zeolites all have in common... you're swallowing ROCKS!

Mike Adams, November 19. 2015
Did you know that calcium pills are linked to heart attacks? Were you aware that commercial almond milk is made with ground up inorganic oyster shells or limestone?