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Five Tips for Healthful Holiday Eating

15:45 26 November in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller   Ever notice how the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are packed with activities that seem to conspire against healthy eating?  Between the Christmas goodies, the holiday parties, and rushing around to get things done, we tend to put nutrition on the back burner. Maybe...

A Perfect Papaya Pick-Me-Up

08:26 28 June in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Have you tried a papaya lately? This sweet, silky fruit is oh-so-soothing on a hot summer day. Maybe that’s why June is National Papaya Month. It’s the perfect time to celebrate a tropical fruit that’s not only tasty, but also high in Vitamin...

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The “Pink Slime” Debate

10:43 27 April in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller For the last two decades or so, our hamburger meat has been “beefed up” with filler made from ground-up, ammonia-treated beef scraps, sinew and connective tissue.  Formally known as boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT), the food industry says it’s wholesome, safe and delicious....

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The Simple Way to Avoid Hidden Sodium

09:32 23 March in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Do you know how much salt you consume daily? As the federal government pointed out recently, the foods we eat often contain a lot more sodium than we realize, even when they don’t taste particularly salty! For example: 1 packet Quaker instant oatmeal, maple...

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It’s National Sweet Potato Month!

10:57 24 February in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Seems natural, doesn’t it, that the same month we celebrate love and romance is also National Sweet Potato Month? This healthy root vegetable is easy to adore, offering a rich abundance of Vitamin A, a significant amount of Vitamin C, and enough fiber...

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October: Vegetarian Awareness Month

08:53 06 October in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller How many vegetarians do you know? A 2008 study estimated that about 3 percent of U.S. adults follow a vegetarian diet, while an additional 10 percent say they follow a “vegetarian-inclined” diet, which can mean any number of things. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness...

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So Long Food Pyramid!

16:27 10 June in GreenMarket
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by Paula Detwiller Nutritionists around the country stood up and cheered recently when the federal government officially retired the Food Pyramid, replacing it with a much more intuitive guide to healthy eating: the Plate diagram. The Food Pyramid had been around since 1992, but people had difficulty...