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5 Reasons Thanksgiving Will Cost More This Year

5 Reasons Thanksgiving Will Cost More This Year

Are you prepared to pay more for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner? There’s no way to avoid it, but click here to find out why it’s happening.

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A Stick or a Carrot to Help Us Eat Healthy?

A Stick or a Carrot to Help Us Eat Healthy?

What if your baking ingredients cost double this holiday season? A tax aimed at sugary products could have these effects, but will this make us healthier?

Health

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The truth about calorie-deficit diets

The truth about calorie-deficit diets

Social media has us believing calorie-deficit diets are in right now, and many fitness trainers and influencers recommend it for weight loss and muscle building. But, when my fiancé tried to do it, we realized it’s not as easy as everyone makes it seem.

Diet

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5 Ways to Celebrate Fall

5 Ways to Celebrate Fall

Fall is finally here! What fun and healthy things can you do to celebrate?! Click to find out!

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5 Healthy Fats

5 Healthy Fats

We used to think fat was bad for us, however now we know that’s not true. We need all different kinds of fat to have a healthy lifestyle. Here are five of the healthiest we can eat!

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Getting nutrition info from social media? Think again...

Getting nutrition info from social media? Think again...

Should we listen to social media for nutrition and health information? Although many people would say yes, following the diets and trends of influencers and celebrities may be more harmful than helpful.

Health

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5 Ways to Know if Your Seafood is Sustainable

5 Ways to Know if Your Seafood is Sustainable

Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Seaspiracy?’ It made us wonder if we can trust our seafood. Good news is we can – it just made take a little bit more work.

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Is Liquid Chlorophyll Beneficial or Just a TikTok Craze?

Is Liquid Chlorophyll Beneficial or Just a TikTok Craze?

Another green drink has entered the world – liquid chlorophyll. The trend, which went viral on TikTok, has users drinking chlorophyll to obtain its supposed ‘benefits.’ What’s the science, if any, behind this new phenomenon?

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5 Healthier Summer Cocktails

5 Healthier Summer Cocktails

It’s summertime! And, if you’re looking for a refreshing summer cocktail that you can sip on guilt-free, you’ve come to the right place!

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5 Facts about Animal Antibiotics

5 Facts about Animal Antibiotics

Should we avoid animal products at the grocery store that don’t have the “antibiotic-free” sticker? Many people think so, but this label may be more marketing than it is factual.

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5 Benefits of Cheese

5 Benefits of Cheese

Happy National Cheese Day! There are many benefits to incorporating both cheese and other dairy products into our diets. Let’s talk about five big ones!

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5 Benefits of Beef

5 Benefits of Beef

To take advantage of all the grilling taking place this holiday weekend, we're highlighting some of the benefits of that lean and juicy beef patty. Although beef can get a bad reputation, it is a highly nutritious food with many health benefits.

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5 Ways Cows Can Help the Environment

5 Ways Cows Can Help the Environment

Epicurious recently announced they would no longer post recipes with beef because of cattle’s role in climate change. What they didn’t take into account is that cows can actually play a positive role in climate change!

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I Tried Intuitive Eating for a Month - Here’s What I Learned

I Tried Intuitive Eating for a Month - Here’s What I Learned

“Intuitive eating” is gaining a lot of momentum. It consists of listening to your body and thinking about food as a part of an overall lifestyle choice, rather than a restrictive diet. I decided to try it out to see if I actually eat healthier and feel better.

Diet, Health

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5 Facts About the

5 Facts About the "Clean Eating" Trend

Eating ‘clean’ is becoming very popular, especially online. But, what does “clean eating” really mean? Don’t we all eat clean food every day?

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5 Differences Between GMO and CRISPR

5 Differences Between GMO and CRISPR

GMO and CRISPR technologies help farmers grow food with fewer pesticides, less water, and less impact on the environment. But, there are differences between the two. Do you know what they are?

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5 Things to Know About TikTok's Liquid Chlorophyll Trend

5 Things to Know About TikTok's Liquid Chlorophyll Trend

Have you drank your chlorophyll today? Liquid chlorophyll is the new TikTok sensation. Users are turning to this daily supplement to help with their skin, reduce bloating, weight loss, and more. Thinking of trying it? Read this first!

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5 Ways to Ensure What You Read is Scientifically Credible

5 Ways to Ensure What You Read is Scientifically Credible

Today, news spreads at the speed of light, getting to thousands of internet users in mere minutes. How can we decipher what is credible information and what is just ‘fake news’?

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Celebrating World Health Day: 5 Foods to Add to Your Diet

Celebrating World Health Day: 5 Foods to Add to Your Diet

In celebration of World Health Day, we’re going to tell you the five foods that we should all incorporate into our diets to ensure a healthy heart, mind, and body.

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5 Things to Know About AquAdvantage Salmon

5 Things to Know About AquAdvantage Salmon

AquAdvantage Salmon, created by AquaBounty, is the first genetically-modified salmon approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here is what we need to know about this GM salmon.

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5 Benefits of Spinach

5 Benefits of Spinach

Happy National Spinach Day! Learn why we love this nutrient-packed leafy green.

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5 Benefits of Chicken

5 Benefits of Chicken

March 19th is National Poultry Day! And, what better way to celebrate than to talk about one of the healthiest proteins we eat – chicken!

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5 Safe Food Additives

5 Safe Food Additives

Many of us assume that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it’s automatically bad for you. This, however, is not the case at all. Many additives are entirely safe for human consumption, so much so, we see them in our fruits and veggies.

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5 Creative Ways to Eat Your Veggies

5 Creative Ways to Eat Your Veggies

Happy National Nutrition Month! Vegetables are one of the most nutritious foods we can consume, and our bodies need a lot of them. There are lots of fun and yummy ways to get your daily value of veggies and we’re going to show you some of our favorites.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Soil

5 Things You Didn't Know About Soil

When many of us think of soil, we think of dirt. But, soil is so much more than just dirt. Soil gives life to all of the food we eat. Let’s get to know our soil a little better.

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What Should I Eat in a Day?

What Should I Eat in a Day?

The USDA just released its new dietary guidelines. What does that mean for our diet and what exactly must we eat every day to get all the nutrients we need?

Diet, Health

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5 Components Meat Has that Plants Don't

5 Components Meat Has that Plants Don't

It’s no secret that many consumers are integrating a plant-based option into their diets. And, although increasing your vegetable intake is never a bad thing, it’s important to know what nutrients you may be lacking without meat.

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5 Ag Priorities of the Biden Administration

5 Ag Priorities of the Biden Administration

With a new administration in office, we should expect to see a different set of priorities for food and agriculture. What should consumers and farmers anticipate going forward? Here are 5 things we found.

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5 Nootropic Foods

5 Nootropic Foods

Nootropics, or “smart drugs,” are known for their brain-power effects, helping users think more effectively and develop a stronger memory. Sure, you can find them in a supplement, but what many people don’t know is that they’re in many of the whole foods we eat every day.

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5 Food Labels to Look Out For

5 Food Labels to Look Out For

When you go to the grocery store, you'll see an array of different labels plastered all over your food, each one with a perceived connotation of whether it's good or bad. But what consumers don't know is the truth behind these labels and what they really mean.

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5 Reasons Vitamins Are Essential

5 Reasons Vitamins Are Essential

Fueling your body with vitamins is essential, especially in these long, dark, cold winter months. But, what makes vitamins so important?

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5 Benefits of GMOs

5 Benefits of GMOs

GMOs are one of the most controversial topics in mainstream culture, even though they are proven to have many benefits for our farmers, consumers, and the environment.

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5 Steps to Healthier Living in 2021

5 Steps to Healthier Living in 2021

We’ve finally made it out of 2020! If you’re thinking about resolutions or want to become more focused on your health and immunity this year, we have some tips for you...

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5 Healthier Holiday Cocktails

5 Healthier Holiday Cocktails

If there’s one thing we can’t seem to get enough of during the holidays, it’s festive cocktails! But many include extra calories, unwanted carbs, and lots of sugar. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of healthier options so we can enjoy them without worrying about breaking our health goals!

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5 Better-For-You Holiday Sweets

5 Better-For-You Holiday Sweets

We know the struggle of wanting to indulge while attempting to maintain your health goals. But don't fret - we've got recipes with all the flavor and less guilt.

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5 Healthy Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

5 Healthy Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving dinner is one of our favorite meals of the year, but we always struggle with one thing – what on earth do we do with all those leftovers?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Food Ingredients

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5 Considerations for Your Thanksgiving Turkey

5 Considerations for Your Thanksgiving Turkey

When Covid swept through our nation, there were periods of time where we couldn’t always find red meat, milk, and toilet paper. With Thanksgiving so close, we wanted to let you know to expect when buying your Thanksgiving turkey this year.

Food Security

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Will We Still Have A Thanksgiving Turkey This Year?

Will We Still Have A Thanksgiving Turkey This Year?

Covid cases are on the rise again as we approach the holiday season, and we're wondering what that means for our Thanksgiving dinner....will there be enough turkeys for everyone who wants one? 

Food Production

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5 Healthier Candies To Enjoy This Halloween

5 Healthier Candies To Enjoy This Halloween

Halloween is here! So how can you indulge in a little candy without totally ruining your health and fitness goals? We list 5 healthier candies that you can eat in moderation this Halloween!

Health

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5 Top Issues Important to Farmers

5 Top Issues Important to Farmers

We asked hundreds of farmers and ranchers across the U.S. to tell us their thoughts on the 2020 presidential election. Here are the 5 issues they identified as most important to farmers in America.

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Trade

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5 Benefits of Apples

5 Benefits of Apples

Fall is upon us! And, with fall comes delicious, fresh apples! Snacking on a fresh-picked apple, the smell of an apple pie in the oven – we sometimes forget their nutritional benefits. An apple a day really can keep the doctor away and we’re going to tell you why!

Food Ingredients

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5 Ways to Catch COVID

5 Ways to Catch COVID

We’ve told you what foods you should eat to protect yourself from COVID-19 and how to manage your physical self during COVID-19. This week, we’re taking a bit of a different approach. Introducing: 5 things you can do right now if you WANT Covid ;)

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5 Ways To Help Your Body During COVID-19

5 Ways To Help Your Body During COVID-19

Navigating through COVID-19 can be stressful, and stress can wreak havoc on our bodies. That’s why we’re here to give you 5 ways to help manage your stress and strengthen your immune system!

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5 Foods to Fight Off COVID-19

5 Foods to Fight Off COVID-19

Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. What about feeding our body with the right foods that will help us fight off any infections that come in our path? Here are 5 foods to eat to fight off COVID-19!

Health

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5 Foods to Promote A Healthy Brain

5 Foods to Promote A Healthy Brain

Our brains are machines, and just like our stomachs, they also need to be fed with the best and most nutritious food that can be offered. Here are the top 5 foods to feed our brains while fueling our body!

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5 Benefits of Blueberries

5 Benefits of Blueberries

They’re known as a superfood for their high nutritional benefits. We know they’re good for us, but what’s going on in those tiny berries? We’re here to tell you!

Health

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5 Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

5 Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

Did you know that there are ingredients used in some sunscreens that may be more harmful than they are beneficial? We’re here to tell you which ones to avoid!

Health

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Demanding Health: A Federal Call to Action

Demanding Health: A Federal Call to Action

We are a nation struggling with health. Almost 75% of us are overweight, a contributing factor to heart disease, the #1 killer in the U.S. A recent report from Tufts says this could be prevented with government intervention. But is it too late?

Health

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5 Healthy Proteins to Throw on the Grill

5 Healthy Proteins to Throw on the Grill

Wondering what you can grill for your friends and families that's both healthy and delicious? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

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FarmLink: Connecting Food Waste to Food Security

FarmLink: Connecting Food Waste to Food Security

FarmLink, a student-run organization connecting food banks to food producers, is stepping in to manage food waste spawning from COVID to provide fresh food to those who need it most.

Food Security

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Finding My COVID-19 Silver Lining

Finding My COVID-19 Silver Lining

As this virus infects the U.S., it’s taking a major toll on our everyday lives – employees being furloughed or laid off, the cancellation of all major sporting events, and, for me, a college senior at Cornell University getting ready to graduate, my world being totally flipped upside down.

Health

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