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Fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa

Fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa  by Laine DeLeo Serves 2-4 Ingredient Quantity Carmelina Brands® Cherry, chopped, or peeled tomatoes 1 14.28 oz can Drained Carmelina Brands® Italian Carmelina Brands® Lentils (optional) 1 14.28 oz can Fresh organic tomatoes, one set aside to add later (chunkier) 3 Cilantro, fresh, de-stemmed 1/2 c Sea Salt 1/2 t. […]

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Obesity Imbibes America

What Is Obesity? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, obesity means having excess total body fat and differs from just weighing too much (being overweight). A person being 20% or more above normal weight would classify as obese.  A common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). A person is considered overweight if BMI […]

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Athletes’ Nutrition: No More Charley Horsing Around

How to avoid Charley horses First understand that they often occur from a mineral or vitamin deficiency, or circulation issue. 4 Quick Fixes (vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and hydration), and No More Suffering. The following quick lists of Charley horse fixes are ordered from highest to lowest mgs per cup. Vitamin E. Charley Horses solely […]

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Detrimental Diabetes: Preventable, Research Shows

Do you ever think of disease as a detrimental cost to society?  According to the American Diabetes Association the total cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007 was $218 billion. $18 billion for people with undiagnosed diabetes $25 billion for American adults with pre-diabetes $623 million for gestational diabetes Diabetes: What it is Healthy bodies […]

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Why Choose Organic?

Enjoy eating delicious foods?  Silly question – who doesn’t?  Knowing how to choose foods that not only taste the best, but are also best for you may be more of a challenge. Educated foodies, farmers, restaurateurs, and consumers are making conscientious decisions to purchase food products based not only on quality, but also with the knowledge of […]

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Cholesterol: What is keeping your levels elevated? Could you be your own worst enemy?

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Today more than ever, Americans are realizing that preventative health care is a smart habit and are taking initiative to eat better, exercise more regularly, and keep current on physician check-ins. When it comes to health, it is vital […]

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Budgeting for Organic Produce

To Be or Not to Be Organic? That is Still the Question If you can’t justify or afford organics, be sure to reference the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” to find what is safest, and where to save in the conventional vs. organic decision.  I alphabetized them to make it easier to remember.  Below is […]

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Best Of Dark Chocolate; A Healthy Way to Indulge?

Dark Chocolate Indulgences  Who doesn’t want a healthy justification for dark chocolate consumption?  Knowing that dark chocolate fights free radicals, lowers heart disease risks, and promotes healthy cholesterol (HDL) makes it that much more enjoyable.  The hard part is eating 70% dark and above, and trying best to do so in moderation.  Read more: Chocolate for […]

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Super Foods: Allowing You to Live Super Well!

Super Food: Classifying foods based on abundance of nutrients and antioxidants.   Use this chart as a guide to ensure you’re not always deriving nutrients from the same old sources.   Try adding super foods to you diet and find out how much better you feel.  I think you will discover how much more delicious […]

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To Be, or Not to Be Organic: “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″

That is the question. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) used the results of nearly 43,000 tests for pesticides on produce collected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2000 and 2004, to produce a ranking of commonly eaten fruits & vegetables.[17]  Wikidpedia, 2012.  The EWG lists the “Dirty Dozen” and a “Clean […]

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