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Your Mind Taking Over Flavor: What Is A SuperTaster?

When I first heard of the term supertasters, it did come as a surprise that it was something real and not people who had super powers of taste. As interesting as that would be to have a super human power involving flavors and food, unfortunately supertasters have more of an inconvenience with enjoying certain foods …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Corn- It Really is A-Maize-Ing!

I do apologize for being guilty of skipping some time off the weekly health tidbits, but I hope you have been enjoying the other content and hopefully some different ideas in the segments will be coming up soon since it will be summer (if you aren't below the equator). Since I do notice views coming …

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Gourmet, Ethnic and Healthy Kids’ Meals On Menus- Yay or Nay?

Bringing kids to a restaurant that doesn't have chicken fingers, french fries, mac and cheese or pizza can be a bit daunting when it is what they are used to eating when going outside. However, when the parents want to go to a nicer restaurant that might have less options that kids would like (or …

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Nutrition News: Mice Staying Thin On A Fatty Diet?

Finding new nutrition news and research has always been interesting to me even before my academic career at college. It is always a treat for me to read about the latest technology or experiments that have been done to help figure out things about the body. The faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the …

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Is The Plant-Based Impossible Foods Burger A Gimmick Or A Good Idea?

Hey everyone! I had an idea about giving my opinions and thoughts on new food 'trends' and ideas people are coming up with in the kitchen. Since it is such a modern age of time now and everyone seems to be exploring options for plant based foods, I found it interesting that there have been …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Avocados Are Not Just For Toast

Humans and Giant Sloths- what do they have in common? They both liked avocados. I know you may be wondering how sloths can even relate to the avocado, but I will get to the 'pit' of the story in just a little bit. The avocado we know today may have not even existed if it …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Best Foods That Help Fight and Manage Stress

We all have things that enhance our stress. As I sit here typing this while drinking peppermint tea I am thinking of ways to share information about certain foods that have been shown to reduce stress hormones, or help one manage emotional stress. There are many different ways to manage ones stress, and I had …

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Eating On A Smaller Plate Challenge

Eating on a smaller plate  for portion control? That doesn't sound so appealing when you say it at first and it is also something that may come across as possibly ineffective. What if people just ate more meals on small plates throughout the day and didn't really reduce their caloric intake? Well, part of the …

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Staying Heart Healthy One Fish At A Time: How To Find Sustainable Seafood Choices For You And The Environment

With our oceans continuing to suffer from waste being thrown into them, it can make you think twice before even wanting to eat things from it. If we want our oceans and our water to remain sustainable and healthy for a long time, then it is important that we begin to make changes as consumers …

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