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Mighty Minerals

What We Need to Stay Healthy
Minerals cannot be produced by the body but are integral to our health, and the latest guidelines show us which minerals we need and how to get them.
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Eat Well Features

Backyard Gardening

How to Get a Lot From Your Plot
Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

A Flexitarian Diet for a Flexible Life

On Your Mark, Get Set, Flex
There’s a new term in town, ‘flexitarian’, which gives us a handle on what many of us are likely doing anyway; we are inclined to eat less meat and more plant foods, but not ready to completely give up chicken or the occasional burger.

Nutrition for Breast Health

Food Choices are Big Factor in Preventative Breast Health
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.

The Edible Schoolyard

Revolutionizing Classes and Cuisine Across America
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.

Satisfying Summer Smoothies

Get a Whole Day's Fruit Quota in One Delicious Shake-me-up
Fruit smoothies have come of age and gone main stream to the point that they now rival coffees as a daily drink of choice. They’re quick, portable, filling and, of course, naturally nutritious.
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Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer

Healthy Foods Provide Protection

Sodas Lower Fertility

Sugary Drinks Reduce Likelihood of Pregnancy

Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar

Improves Glucose Levels

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh Fruits Heal Damage

Only One in 10 U.S. Adults Eats Healthy

Americans Not Consuming Enough Fruits and Vegetables
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Energy Bite Truffles

These truffles are packed with foods that replenish the body’s supply of ojas:

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Eastern Oysters

The Seafood Watch Consumer Guide helps consumers choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

GMO Labeling Legislation

Action Alert
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow public comments about its long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering, commonly known as GMOs, until July 3.

Composting

The Recycling of Nature
With composting, materials undergo a process of transformation where they change from something perceived as garbage into a nutrient-rich, biologically abundant soil that can transform even sand into fertile soil for growing the freshest food.

Boston Food Rescues to the Rescue

Local groups and organizations in the Greater Boston area are taking on food waste in the community.
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Local Eat Well Briefs

Eat Local Month Celebrates Summer’s Bounty

As a part of Massachusetts Eat Local Month, restaurants across the state will be featuring locally sourced menu items throughout August. In addition,