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Find out everything about food – about fruits, vegetables. Feel the food, and then you eat. See the colour, touch the “skin”, then taste the essence…

Organic Produce on a Budget

Q: If I have to pick and choose, which fruits and vegetables should I buy only organic? Which nonorganic produce is safer to buy? Which have the most pesticides? A: We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Many nutrition experts would like us to eat at least five portions a day of these …

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Plan ahead for leftovers

Q:I’d like to start making larger batches of food that will freeze or otherwise keep, to save time later and eat better food (I tend to go out if there’s nothing in the larder!). Any recommendations as far as what can be made in big batches? I love stews and soups. A:  My passion is …

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Preparing lean beef

I can’t give up beef. Can you tell me the proper way of draining the fat after it has been cooked? First of all, seek out lean beef in the supermarket meat case or at your butcher. What do I mean by lean? Certain cuts of beef are leaner than others. That means there is …

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Smartest Dessert On the Menu

Can dessert make your restaurant meal nutritionally complete? Maybe, if you ask for pumpkin pie! A recent survey shows people who eat in restaurants — even if it’s just once a week — have diets lower in nifty substances called carotenoids, found in fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids snuff out free radicals that help cause heart …

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Be Smart About Eggs

Is there room for eggs in a healthy diet? You bet your frittata there is! Even the American Heart Association says that three or four eggs a week are permissible. The main objection most people have to whole eggs is the cholesterol content (about 213 mg. in a large egg). A secondary concern is the …

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Cutting the Lifeline of the Meat Industry: Government Subsidies

The problem is that thanks to government subsidization, the costs of meat products are artificially low, effectively tricking consumers into buying them. Consequently, only a small, thoughtful minority of people in the western world presently adhere to a vegetarian diet. Vegetarianism has been limited those who are able to buck the trends of society at …

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