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  1. 5 Fun Facts About Carrots

    1. First Use People first grew carrots as medicine, not food, for a variety of ailments. 2. They're How Old? Carrots can be traced back about 5,000 years through historical documents and paintings. No one knows exactly when the first carrots appeared, because many people mistook them for parsnips, a

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  2. 3 Ways to Cook Butternut Squash

    Butternut squash is low in calories (just 41 in a half-cup serving) and a good source of filling fiber. It's also chock full of yellow- and orange-hued antioxidants known as carotenoids. These nutrient powerhouses may help protect against heart disease and cancer, says American Institute for Cancer

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  3. Bok Choy: 10 Fun Facts

    A staple in Asian cooking, this round-leafed vegetable may be less familiar to American cooks. Here's what you need to know -- including what its name means, how to wash it, and how to use it. 1. Bok Choy's Name Bok choy is sometimes referred to as white cabbage, not to be confused with Napa cabbage

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  4. Could Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Strip Foods of Some Nutrients?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As carbon dioxide levels continue to rise around the globe, a new food investigation contends that many of the world's crops will lose vital nutrients. The new analysis looks at how nutrients found in staple foods, such as w

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  5. Coca-Cola to Eliminate Controversial Substance

    May 7, 2014 -- A controversial ingredient will be removed from many of Coca-Cola's citrus-flavored drinks, the company says. The move is in response to consumers' concerns about brominated vegetable oil, which contains bromine, an element found in flame retardants, The New York Times reported. The b

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  6. 3 Ways to Cook Healthy on the Grill

    Nothing says summer like a sizzling grill. But too often, the all-American- cookout involves a lot of red meat. Eating too much red meat on a regular basis can raise the risk of colorectal cancer, studies show. And when that meat is grilled, a new problem arises. Exposing any type of meat to high te

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  7. Kitchen Cutting Boards and Drug-Resistant Germs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows. Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 cutting boards from private homes afte

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  8. Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restaurant dining may be less bother than a home-cooked meal, but a new study finds that you're twice as likely to get food poisoning dining out compared to eating in. Researchers from the consumer watchdog group Center

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  9. Honey with Added Sweeteners Not Honey: FDA

    April 9, 2014 -- Food companies cannot add sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still call it honey, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The agency said it would consider enforcement action against U.S. businesses or importers if they do not properly label honey with added swe

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  10. Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled

    April 7, 2014 -- Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says. According to the company, the plastic pieces have been found in a small number of packages. Customers h

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