What Food Is This?

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Two have fewer calories than two medium-sized apples Two provide 25% of the daily value of protein – 12.7 high quality grams Two have as much selenium as three slices of whole wheat bread One contains 5 grams of fat, 70% of which is unsaturated Two have the same amount of vitamin A as found… Read more »

For the Love of Lamb

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Looking for a lean, nutritionally beneficial and tasty meat to recommend to shoppers this summer? How about lamb, a good choice for anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor for healthiness. At the 2015 Shopping for Health conference, the Tri-Lamb Group, representing lamb producers in the U.S., New Zealand and Australia, hosted a grilling demonstration…. Read more »

Why Walnuts?

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Science continues to uncover the benefits of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 essential fatty acid found in plant foods like soybeans, nuts and seeds. Omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, and they may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as play protective roles against cancer and other… Read more »

Ah, Summertime!

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Heading into or out of the heat today? What could be more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea? And fortunately, it’s as good for us health-wise as it is tasty to drink. In fact, one of the best tips to give weight-conscious shoppers is a recommendation to substitute unsweetened iced tea for their… Read more »

So Many Reasons to Love Strawberries!

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From the California Strawberry Commission, here is a whole list of them: Reason #1 – Strawberries are high in vitamin C (more than oranges) and may boost immunity. Reason #2 –Strawberries may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to studies. Reason #3 – Strawberries are considered a super fruit with loads of antioxidants. Reason… Read more »