Crispy, Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

I love crispy fries, don’t you? Making them can be a quite a challenge. I’ve attempted many times only to end up with soggy, tasteless fries. Finally I have come up with a perfect recipe that I want to share with you. There are two secrets to making them crispy – one is soaking the potatoes …

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Get Ready for Strawberry Salsa

  Do you like Strawberries?? I sure do! They are the first fruit to ripen in spring and early summer. Strawberries are the most cultivated berry in the US. They’re grown in every state and are available at most farmers markets. Nothing beats fresh, local berries. Besides being delicious. they are also nutritious. They have …

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Are You Eating Like a Lab Rat?

If you eat processed foods you’re an unknowing participant in a huge experiment. In the U.S. there are more than 80,000 chemicals that have been approved for use in processed foods. Unfortunately, only about 15 percent have been tested for long-term impacts on human health. Solution: Cook like your grandmother. If an ingredient looks like …

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Have You Been Told Colorful Lies?

Processed foods, even pickles, cake mixes, and “healthy” juices, often contain food dyes that make food appear fresher than it really is. Yes, you are getting tricked. Not that I think anyone should drink juice but if you do you should know that some berry juices contain ZERO percent fruit juice! The color comes solely …

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Ever Wonder How Sugar Affects the Brain?

Sugar. Fiend or foe? Watch this and you tell me. When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels …

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Why Do We Get Fat?

We’ve been told gaining and losing weight is all about a simple math equation: calories in vs calories out. Just one problem: the research says otherwise. Diabetics undergo dramatic weight changes when they adjust their insulin levels and so do you. Your diet determines how much insulin your body will produce over time. Watch this …

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The Ultimate Guide to Nuts

Nuts can be a great addition to just about anyones diet. Just a few points to add to this graphic: peanuts are often contaminated with aflatoxin, a potent human carcinogen, so it’s a good idea to try almond or some other kind of nut butter. If you add some salt to sunflower seed butter it …

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How to Painlessly Quit Caffeine in 7 Days

Kicking the caffeine habit can be incredibly difficult but well worth the effort. Your sleep will be longer and of higher quality and your overall health will improve. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can last up to seven hours. For people who have liver problems or who are taking oral contraceptives or other medications, …

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Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

“Eat More Fiber.” “Do you Get Enough Fiber?”  How many times have you heard that before? You know it’s important to consume fiber rich foods every day, but do you know why? What is Fiber? Fiber is the part of foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. It passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon, and out of …

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