Food We Can Rely On: Snack Reviews

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Produce Doesn’t Really Look Like That

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Grabbing something quick at the nearest place may be tasty, and may even seem healthy, but here are some wrong choices and their better alternative. Jamba Juice  Peanut Butter Moo’d (Large) Calories: 980 Total Fat: 29 grams Health Swap: Orange Carrot Karma Smoothie
(Large) Calories: 310 Total Fat: 1 gram Vitamin A (daily value): 720% Vitamin C (daily value): 170% Starbucks …

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Written by Tina Homolik  With summer right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to some barbeque heaven. Warm weather and good company are only made better by a juicy hot dog or hamburger right off the grill. Before enjoying the wonders of grilled meat, however, you must brave a tidal wave of meat options with their confusing labels, like “farm-raised,” “organic,” and “free-range.” Inevitably, consumers wonder if they …

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Top 3 Myths Myth: You are safe if the sky above is clear Fact: Lightening can strike 10 to 15 miles away from a storm Myth: People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge Fact: False Myth: You are safe from lightening in a house Fact: Lightening flows through various conductors. Avoid using phone land …

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ugly produce

Why we demand and create beautiful produce, and why some people are fighting for ugly fruit and vegetables. Photo Source (right picture): Perfectly Imperfect Produce, an “ugly” produce seller in Cleveland Written by Michael Richardson We love it when fruit in the grocery store looks beautiful, and when each piece looks like the one next …

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Fat shaming is cruel, destructive and ineffective. But the other end of the spectrum can be equally damaging. There is a movement in our society to “accept people for who they are,” regardless of body type and body weight. While this hides behind an excellent virtue of charity, fat acceptance is not a healthy attitude. …

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Sugar Addiction

Written by Emily Rollins Everybody loves the taste of an ice cold Coke at a summer barbecue. And who can resist a warm, flakey donut on their way to work? Let’s face it, as Americans, we love our fizzy sodas and our Krispy Kreme’s, but the health consequences resulting from our high-sugar diet may not …

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organ donation the wave set

By Jared Wohl “We Are Vital to Each Other” is a mantra I remind myself of every day, and one that defines one of the most pivotal times in my life. On February 11, 2014, I donated 65 percent of my liver to my younger brother, Cameron. He was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), …

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microblading

Thin eyebrows are a plague among those who make appearance a high priority. Okay, plague might be a bit of an exaggeration, but still. People hate their thin, whispy, or missing eyebrows. In fact, thin eyebrows have led to the popularization of an edgy trend with a dangerous-sounding name: microblading. Microblading is Tattooing Face tattoos? …

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BY WILLIAM B. MILLER, JR., M.D. Millions of Americans are serious about fitness since we have long been told of its benefits. It is well established that consistent exercise promotes long-term health by lowering blood pressure, improving glucose tolerance, and assisting in weight management. Most people who exercise report an additional positive; physical activity improves …

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HOUSTON – (April 6, 2017) – The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s Hospital is the first to be designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as a level IV NICU, the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns. One of the first NICUs reviewed by the …

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