Tag Archive for Nuts

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Eating Well While Traveling

The summer means long road trips and destination vacations, which is great. But airport and roadside food is anything but great… With a little preparation, you can save money and eat clean no matter how far you’re traveling. Before you leave, take a few minutes to pack fresh fruits (apples, pears, and oranges travel well), cut up celery and carrots, snack… Read more →

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Smart Ways To Eat Nuts

There’s no need to fear nuts.  Sure, they are high  in fat and calories, but most of the fat comes from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved heart health. Vitamin E, plant sterols, and L-arginine found in nuts improve heart health by reducing plaque build up. Nuts can be a major source of… Read more →

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10 Ingredients That Add Umami to Your Meals

Umami, a Japanese word describing meaty or savory tastes, is one of the five flavors our tongues can detect. While we certainly crave the other four flavors – sweet, salty, sour, and bitter – it is the umami flavor that makes us feel most satisfied with our food. It isn’t surprising that “umami” translates to “delicious” in Japanese. Glutamate is the… Read more →