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Target now offers “Meatless Meat”

Hmmm… I just ran across this fascinating article. The Simply Balanced brand introduced four flavors, which include Teriyaki “chicken”, Mushroom Miso “turkey”, Korean Barbeque “chicken” and Smokey Chipotle “chicken.” All four mouth-watering flavors can be found in the frozen foods … Continue reading

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As we age, heart related health costs go up

From Reuters: The American Heart Association estimates that costs linked to heart failure is expected to more than double in the next couple decades. Sheesh. That’s terrible news. Worse yet, healthcare providers may not be able to keep up with … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and meat

If you include meat in your diet, you may want to check out this article from the New York Times: SCIENTISTS at the Food and Drug Administration systematically monitor the meat and poultry sold in supermarkets around the country for … Continue reading

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What does the world’s oldest person eat?

From Reuters: To heck with the diet wars. When it comes to longevity, Japan has a whole lotta centenarians. Now, they have the world’s oldest person as well. Japan has more than 50,000 people aged 100 or more, 2011 government … Continue reading

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North Pole Marathon winner is plant based

It’s a particularly difficult marathon with temps around -28c but Fiona Oakes not only won the North Pole Marathon, she broke the record by 44 minutes. Woah. According to the Buxton Advertiser, conditions this year were the “worst in the … Continue reading

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Salt, Sugar, Fat

Wandering through Sam’s Club a while back, I stumbled on the most fascinating book called Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. It’s an interesting read that details how food manufacturers create a product (not food) that’s irresistible. I found a … Continue reading

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Consumers waste billions on gluten free food

From Time Magazine: A new survey from market research firm the NPD Group finds that America is cutting gluten out of its diet in a big way. Just under one-third of 1,000 respondents agreed with the statement: “I’m trying to … Continue reading

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91 year old marathoner

What keeps him going? Plants, of course. Runner’s World reports that Mike Freemont, a 91 year old marathoner finished the Knoxville Half Marathon in only 3:04. That’s fantastic! The hills were horrendous, Fremont says, but he felt fine throughout the … Continue reading

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In US dementia more costly than heart disease or cancer

WebMD has a sobering report detailing a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It seems that in the USA, medical bills resulting from dementia are higher than those from heart disease or cancer. Here are the numbers … Continue reading

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4,000 year old noodles

From National Geographic: Who invented noodles? The Asians or Italians? It appears as though the Asians have a leg up in this competition because archaeologists have unearth noodles that are 4,000 years old in China. The beautifully preserved, long, thin … Continue reading

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