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12 Fresh Foods You Should Never Store Together

12 Fresh Foods You Should Never Store Together

Your cart is bursting with colorful fruits and veggies, but days later, it’s all wilted and sad. Use these smart storage rules to keep foods fresher longer. Cucumbers stand alone Many fruits, such as tomatoes, bananas, and melons, produce ethylene gas, a ripening agent that speeds up spoilage. Cucumbers are super sensitive to this ethylene gas, so they need their own place or they’ll spoil faster. They’re actually more suited to hanging out on the counter than in the crisper…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. The brain naturally craves 4 things: Food, Sex, Water and Sleep. Studies show that by eating a big breakfast, you won’t feel as hungry the rest of the day, which can lead to more nutritional food choices. 70% of people pretend to be okay simply because they don’t want to annoy others with their problems. Eating tomatoes helps prevent sunburn. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The…

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Foods That Help Increase Melatonin

Foods That Help Increase Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland situated in your brain. This chemical offers so many benefits, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that melatonin protects the heart from damage. It’s also proven to help ward off cancer. However, the most popular role played by melatonin is the regulation of the circadian rhythm — your body clock. Individuals lacking in melatonin often find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Melatonin is something…

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13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What to eat to reduce inflammation and feel better. By Franziska Spritzler / Authority Nutrition February 25, 2016 Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. But on the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, unhealthy inflammatory foods and low activity levels can make this risk even worse. However, some foods can actually help fight inflammation. Here is a list of 13…

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Lycopene, the Powerful Nutrient That May Help Prevent Cancer

Lycopene, the Powerful Nutrient That May Help Prevent Cancer

Diana Herrington     March 28, 2015 Lycopene is a super star when it comes to good health and cancer prevention. We find it in the news regularly. So what is it? Lycopene is what gives red fruits and vegetables their bright red color. You will find lycopene in red foods like tomatoes, watermelon, apricots, red grapefruit, guava, red carrots, papaya and rose hips. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that have an…

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Why The Health Is This Good For Me? Tomatoes

Why The Health Is This Good For Me? Tomatoes

by Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN What They Are Botanically considered fruits but legally declared — and commonly used as – vegetables, tomatoes have inspired their share of controversy. Should ketchup count as a serving of fruit? Should tomatoes be taxed as fruits or vegetables? Mass-produced supermarket tomatoes once came in one color (red) and two shapes (round or oblong), but now – thanks in large part to the return of heirloom cultivars and farm-to-table trends – stores offer several…

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8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young

8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young

Michelle Schoffro Cook    February 20, 2014 When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger-looking and feeling. But tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a place in the diet of anyone interested in maintaining healthy skin, preventing age-related diseases like osteoporosis, and even preventing cancer. 1. Lycopene found in tomatoes is one of the compounds known collectively as carotenoids. A large volume of research has shown for decades…

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