Go Fish For Good Nutrition

As I strolled into the grocery store, my nose detected an unpleasant scent. My brain registered “spoiled fish.” My feet almost carried me out of the store, but I needed a few items for dinner. I grabbed a basket and shopped quickly. People with carts were racing around the store. Fish are among the most…
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Ponder The Lore Of The Fruit Of The Season

Do you know which fruit I’m describing with the following clues? In areas of Bavaria, as part of an annual spring  tradition, people attach baskets of this fruit to the horns of their cattle. According to the Bavarians, the fruit attracts magical elves, which then repay the ranchers by giving them healthy calves and cows that produce a lot…
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Think Food Safety When Eating Outside The Home

“Have you eaten out lately?” my friend asked. We usually compare notes about dining experiences. I nodded. “Have you gotten sick again?” he asked. “No, not lately, fortunately,” I replied. Three of my family members had endured middle-of-the-night illness after eating an evening meal we picked up from a restaurant. There’s nothing like tending to…
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Walking With Pets Is Good For Your Health

“Mom, we’re going to be in great shape this summer after walking these guys every day,” my son said as we briskly walked our dachshund pups. My son was 11 and the dogs were about a year old at the time. “Yes, that’s a good plan,” I agreed. I was trying to rein in my…
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Walk Your Way To Fitness

“Mom, is there a shortcut?” my daughter asked. She was about 8 at the time. “We can do it! We can make it the whole way,” I replied as we walked around a large group of people. We were finishing the second mile of three in a fundraising event. “Mom, can we stop and rent…
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