Like Your Meat Rare? You May Want to Reconsider

Meat purists insist that the only way to really enjoy meat is to have it rare. Some go so far as to only eat it raw as carpaccio or tartare. They argue that anything else ruins the flavor and even reduces the nutritional value of the meat (which is not true – there is no nutritional difference between a steak that is cooked medium rare versus one that is well done). Some may also say it is just a matter of personal taste. The reality, however, is that eating raw or very undercooked meat carries significant health risks. And is being considered a beef “connoisseur” really worth getting sick or risk dying for?

Why You May Want To Start Gardening. Especially If You Have Kids.

If you have growing children, the following information may really motivate you to develop that green thumb. According to a recent study that involved children in rural households outside of the United States (in low-income and middle-income countries), children grew taller when their mothers grew their own food.

Why We Have to Stop Saying “Eat Like That While You Can”

“Eat like that while you can,” is what older adults usually tell adolescents and teenagers when they stuff their faces with junk foods. While it may be true that a cheeseburger with a side of fries and soda may not cause a young person to gain weight as easily as an older person, processed and ultra-processed foods can still cause damage to the heart and overall health.

Energy And Nutrition Drinks Are Convenient, But Are They Good For You?

Sometimes, it seems that convenience has become the “order of the day” when it comes to food and meal preparation. Don’t have time to prepare dinner? Just put a frozen, pre-made meal in the microwave, and five minutes later your meal is ready.

Want to Live Longer? Spice Up Your Life!

Recent research has provided evidence suggesting that people who eat chili pepper may not only live longer but also have a reduced risk of death due to cardiovascular disease (which is one of the leading killers of American men and women) as well as cancer.

Keeping “Cool” May Increase Longevity

There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.

Yes, Licorice Can Be Lethal!

They say everyone has a vice. Black licorice candy was the vice of a Massachusetts construction worker who reportedly ate a bag and a half of this candy every day. And, unfortunately, it was a vice that ended up costing this man his life.

Having Trouble Getting Enough Iron? Food Combinations may the Culprit!

When it comes to iron absorption, there is evidence that certain foods – as well as when you eat them – may impact how readily your body absorbs iron. This is important to keep in mind as you plan your diet and meal times.

Hear Us Out About Hearing Loss

We all have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses, you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one!

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend, But Watch The Salt!

You might be thinking: Well, it’s just one holiday. But please hear me out. The truth is there are always holidays, parties and celebrations throughout the year and many opportunities to drink too much alcohol and not eat the healthiest.

Vitamin C - The Nutrient That May Help You Muscle Your Way Through Life

Another powerful tool in preserving and taking care of our bodies as we age is making sure we receive adequate amounts of all the essential vitamins and minerals. Take, for example, a recent study regarding vitamin C.

Tale of the 24-Year-Old Burger & Why You May Want to Steer Clear of Processed Foods

According to recent research from the CDC, more than one in three Americans eat fast food in a given day. And since the pandemic hit, people have been turning to processed foods for comfort, convenience and a longer shelf life (a bag of chips or a frozen pizza is certainly going to have a longer life in your kitchen than fresh fruits and veggies). And speaking of shelf life, recently a grandmother went viral for sharing with the world her shoe box time capsule labeled “hamburger.”

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