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Detecting olive oil impostors

“It’s so hard to know what olive oil to choose because so much of it is actually fraudulent….apparently mixed with soy oil.”  commented  Enlightened Eater Facebook fan,  Jennifer Kehler. Jennifer, you’re right.  News stories about fraudulent extra virgin olive oil seem to appear on a regular basis.  Some refer to extra virgin olive oil being […]

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Vinegar: How sweet it is

Did you know that  vinegar teas were once the treatment of choice for those with diabetes? The impact of  vinegar –  a.k.a. acetic acid –  on blood sugar readings, while currently given little attention in medical circles, was something that was relied upon for those with diabetes before the development of blood sugar lowering medications. […]

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Is vinegar a magical elixir?

No doubt you’ve read about the incredible properties of vinegar. It’s  long been used, dating back to ancient cultures, as both a seasoning and preservative. Then a few decades ago, apple cider vinegar became popular as a remedy for  all  sorts of ailments. Vinegar products are touted as  a cure-all: promoting  miraculous weight loss,  providing […]

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Double Cranberry Pear Crisp

According to news reports, it’s a bumper crop this year for  cranberries. That’s good news for farmers but even better for us to reap lots of  these tart little berries disease-fighting compounds. Cranberries have been rated as one of the top-notch antioxidant containing fruits. Research on cranberries as well as blueberries showed that the phytochemicals  […]

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Five top reasons to get your fill of watermelon

Few would argue that watermelons aren’t a summertime favorite.  What could be an easier way to provide a tasty dessert for a crowd? How about  a watermelon weighing in at 268.8 pounds (121.93 kg)?  That’s the weight of the fruit that holds the title of the world’s heaviest watermelon  in the Guinness World Records,  grown […]

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Five top foods to boost insulin sensitivity

Maintaining insulin sensitivity is key to promoting good health. In my last post,  I pointed to elevated insulin levels being a major culprit in disease development. Lifestyle – both enlightened eating and active living – can  play a major role in keeping insulin readings in check. In addition,  accumulating research  shows that low blood  levels […]

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Another yummy way to use strawberries: Strawberry, Goat Cheese and Mesclun Salad

Local strawberries are  spectacular  whether you eat them naked, with yogurt or in a salad. Here’s a recipe that will convert even those who don’t love fruit and salad green combos. My husband is one of those and when he ate it again this week, he told me that he had forgotten how delicious it […]

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Five top reasons to eat strawberries- besides taste

OK – truth be told, you don’t need any other reason than taste to eat these luscious berries – especially right now as local strawberries hit farmers’ markets and store shelves.  Even if they didn’t offer top notch nutrition, they would be a sought after taste treat. But here are five top health perks of […]

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