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July 24, 2014
How to Pick a Perfect Melon

Source: University of California, BerkeleyWith a few exceptions, melons don’t sweeten once cut from the vine, though they may get softer and juicier. How to judge ripeness depends on the melon, but in general it should have a fruity sweet aroma and be a little (not too) soft at the blossom end (opposite the stem […]


July 22, 2014
Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

Source: University of California, BerkeleyIf you’re struggling to eat better and maintain a healthy weight, your kitchen may be sabo­­­taging your efforts. Researchers have studied the “food environment” for years, looking at such factors as how advertising, packaging and distraction make people eat more. More recently, they’ve turned their attention to the impact of architectural […]


July 21, 2014
Sushi Safety FAQ

Source: University of California, BerkeleyTraditional Japanese sushi is made with vinegared rice and includes nigiri (raw fish atop rice) and maki (fish and/or vegetables rolled in rice and seaweed). Sashimi is sliced raw fish served on its own. Eating raw animal foods of any kind, including fish, is risky, of course. Here’s what you need […]


July 17, 2014
Grilled Beef Fajitas

Source: Cleveland ClinicThis needs very little intro: it’s a family favorite for my meat and potato loving husband and son…View Full Article (pdf)


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Did you know

Did you know...

that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.

 

 

 

All it takes

All it takes...

is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.

 

 

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