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More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that people on the diet, which is rich in nuts and olive oil, had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than people on a low-fat diet. The research helps build the case that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

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Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whole Foods recently decided it would not buy produce from farmers who used treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, on their fields. But scientists say this is a mistake — the material is safe and benefits the environment in lots of different ways.

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5 Foods that Boost Immunity and May Help Prevent Colds and Flu

5 Foods that Boost Immunity and May Help Prevent Colds and Flu

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hedge your bets during cold and flu season with these immune boosting foods.

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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why does sugar leave our brains crying, “More! More! More!”? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.

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Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?

Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers ranked countries in terms of how easy it is to get a balanced, nutritious diet. The U.S. didn’t even make the top 20, even though it has the greatest abundance of cheap food in the world. Western Europe nearly swept the top 10. Guess which country was No. 1?

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Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory

Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study adds to the evidence that among everyday coffee drinkers, the wives’ tale that coffee will lead to dehydration is really just that: a tale. Another study found that caffeine may help to consolidate memories in the short-term, but may not help retrieve old memories.

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A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it like to eat a cookie that is made with medical marijuana? While coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Ladd explores the world of pot edibles and lands on some good medicinal cookies from a friend who is a natural chef.

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Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Made New Year’s resolutions to eat better? You know you have. Cookbook author Megan Gordon to the rescue with her new release Whole-Grain Mornings. Gordon talks with Sarah Henry about granola and ancient grains.

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This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

| January 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn’t go brown when you slice it. It’s waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple’s wholesome, all-natural image.

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Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The world’s largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company’s sows.

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Jamie Oliver’s Edible Schoolyard Adventure

Jamie Oliver’s Edible Schoolyard Adventure

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real food crusader Jamie Oliver visits the Edible Schoolyard for the first time. Schoolchildren serve him up black-eyed peas he dubs “delicious.” Sarah Henry reports on why the British chef swung by the Bay Area and beyond.

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Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.

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How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution

How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers always needed more of it. But excess phosphorus, either from manure or manufactured fertilizer, can run off into streams and lakes and become an ecological disaster.

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.

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