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Tea has been around for at least 5,000 years, and since the practice of dropping leaves and other parts of plants into hot water probably wasn't exclusive to tea, it's likely tisanes have been around for at least as long. What Are Tisanes? Tisanes (pronounced "tih-ZANS") are often colloquially...
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Canola Oil: The next “campaign” poster in our series highlights a pantry staple that is full of healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, canola oil. Use canola oil in dressings, sauces, and almost any recipe, and you’re casting your vote for tons of health benefits like heart health, lower...
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Legend has it that in the 16th century, intrepid Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León traveled to what is now considered Florida to find the mythical Fountain of Youth, which contained waters that could cure aging. The search was fruitless, and unfortunately his long life was cut short by a poisoned...
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If you love nut butters as I do, then you’ve probably noticed a wide variety of them available in supermarkets. From cashew butter, chocolate almond butter, and mixed nut and seed butters, to the flavored varieties like maple vanilla and cinnamon raisin, there is a nut butter to satisfy even the...
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Election season is in full swing! So while you have voting on your mind, we’re sharing “campaign” posters for some of our favorite nutrient-rich foods. First up is pasta, a versatile and delicious base for any meal. Add some vegetables and lean protein and you just won the vote for long-lasting...
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Soil degradation is a growing problem throughout the world, and an important topic for our times as it affects the food we eat every day. In fact, in August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) “ … announced a nationwide call to action to address soil degradation and...
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It seems like everyday life is moving faster and faster. We need to do more, travel farther and sleep less. So in this hectic life we live, when can we eat? While we’re commuting? At our desk while doing work? While catching up on our favorite TV show? All of the above? It seems that the...
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With vibrant colors and tonal hues, food can be more like art. I am drawn to foods that appeal and engage my visual senses. The more colors, the better. Did you know that natural and artificial food colors can help correct for color loss and natural variations in color; enhance the existing colors...
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You may have a lot of questions when it comes to healthy eating during pregnancy. How many calories do I need? Are there certain foods I need to eat? Our "Eating for Two" infographic covers all of the basics of healthy eating to support a growing baby. Eating for Two: Pregnancy and Nutrition...
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The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment.  Over the past several years, we have seen greater...
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For this "Try It Tuesday," I decided to experiment with my fluid intake. I love being active, but I often find myself feeling tired or suffering from a dull headache in the middle of the day. Sometimes I attribute the discomfort to sleep or stress, but it almost always has the same common...
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With the increasing use of emojis, communication has taken on a new face (pun intended!). I find that using emojis in my texts and emails conveys what I am thinking, feeling, or want to say with a simple image or face. Using emojis has really become an art, which got us thinking about how we could...
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I am sure you have heard of the phrase “we eat with our eyes.” This common phrase is especially meaningful in the realm of food colors, as food coloring has been in existence for more than 2,000 years, starting in 300 BCE when artificial colors were used to color wine. You may be questioning, “Why...
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National Family Meals Month is a great opportunity to think about making small changes that can improve your family’s health and happiness. We’ve put together some of our best resources you and your family can use to make healthy choices, either at home or when eating away from home. Recipes and...
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WASHINGTON, DC – It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape. But Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation dug deep into what Boomers think about food and nutrition...

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