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  • Weighing weight-loss diets

    The choice of commercial weight-loss programs is vast. Most of us have contemplated or even attempted to drop pounds at some point in our lives. ...

  • The bare bones of vitamin K2

    You might be surprised to learn that bone is a living tissue. Calcium is continually cycled in and out of bone with the help of specialized ...

  • Subtracting the added sugar

    Added sugars are frequently found in packaged and processed foods, which makes sense that they’re often in foods with extra fat and calories. But ...

  • How to say goodbye to processed food

    Here are some simple ways to do just that.When shopping, it helps to have an idea of what you are going to eat that week. With recipes in mind, ...

  • Garbage in, garbage out

    Their simplicity and convenience can make them quite tempting. Simply put, processed foods include any food modified from its original form. They ...

  • Non-dairy goodness

    Nutritionally, milk is a source of 16 essential nutrients and, perhaps most notably, is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Regardless of the ...

  • Crazy about cranberries

    Last month it was announced that cranberry farmers will see a $7-million boost to help double the current 250 acres across the island devoted to ...

  • Carving the nutrition out of pumpkin

    These treats can be tempting and delicious, but they all too often come with an abundance of added sugar, fat and calories. In addition, and ...

  • All about organic

    So, what makes organic food unique and does it have any additional nutritional benefit?Organic foods are not allowed to contain GMOs (genetically ...

  • Spreading the facts on peanut butter

    While peanut butter doesn’t necessarily fall into the same category as unhealthy spreads like Nutella or Cheese Whiz, it can be a nutritious ...