Category Archives: Food / Groceries

Healthy Buzzwords Get People to Think Spam Is Healthier than Salmon

There’s a specific reason why all the products you see in the grocery store are plastered with healthy buzzwords in bold lettering like “organic,” “heart healthy,” “antioxidant,” “all natural,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain” on their packaging. The simple reason is … Continue reading

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How to Win McDonald’s World Cup Ole Ole Instant Peel Game 2014

The World Cup has begun and there’s an opportunity to win a number of food and soccer prizes as part of McDonald’s Ole Ole instant win peel game. Here are some of the ways you can improve the chances of … Continue reading

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Your Mom Taught You Wrong: Washing Raw Chicken Can Lead to Food Poisoning

Your mother probably did it and so do you, but you shouldn’t. There are still a lot of people who wash raw poultry before cooking it, but they’re doing it wrong according to experts at the UK’s Food Standards Agency. … Continue reading

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Will Fasting Become a New Weapon in the Fight Against Diabetes?

A group of researchers in Utah, studying people who fast from time to time for religious reasons, found in past studies that those who fast tend to have low rates of both heart disease and diabetes. These researchers wanted to … Continue reading

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Why the Latest Mad Cow Beef Recall Should Make You Happy

There’s a lot of news about the recall of more than 4000 pounds of beef from Fruitland America, a meat slaughterhouse in Missouri. Americans love their beef, and the news of a recall due to the possibility of bovine spongiform … Continue reading

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Chia Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Poisoning

There is another food recall, this one for chia powder rather than beef. If you consume chia powder, you might want to check your shelves to make sure you don’t have any brands recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. The … Continue reading

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Regularly Eating Processed Red Meat May Be Killing You

If you love processed meat, a new study doesn’t deliver very good news for you. A Swedish study published online in Circulation: Heart Failure followed 37,000 men ages 47 to 79 over a 12 year period who ate processed meat … Continue reading

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4000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

A Jackson, Missouri company has recalled over 4000 pounds of beef which was delivered to thirty-four Whole Foods Market grocery stores in the US Northeast (Northern Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and single restaurants in both New York and … Continue reading

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Women Should Substitute Poultry for Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who thought it might be okay to begin eating red meat again might want to take a moment to reconsider. It seems women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer should substitute a meal consisting of red … Continue reading

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29 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes: One-Quarter Don’t Even Know

America is becoming a nation of diabetics. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are now more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes. This number is up from 2010 when the … Continue reading

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Share a Coke 2014: Would You Buy a Coca Cola with Your Name on It?

You may see your name in the refrigerated section of your favorite stores this summer. In a marketing effort aimed at teens and Millennials, Coca Cola is planning to place the names of the 250 most popular first names in … Continue reading

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The $4.2 Billion Gluten Free Scam: You’re Paying Too Much for Gluten Free Food

There is a legitimate reason to eat gluten free. That reason is if you have Celiac disease, where eating gluten can be a life threatening endeavor. If you think you might be gluten intolerant in any way, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Kids Go Hungry Over the Summer When School Is Out: What You Can Do

Summer vacation is usually thought about as a time when kids rejoice since they no longer have classes to attend, and they are free to enjoy the warm weather, play, and have fun with their friends. For many children, however, … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat Isn’t Bad for You Claims “The Big Fat Surprise”

The types of food you eat can have a huge impact on the amount you end up spending on your grocery budget. One of the long-held beliefs is that consumers should avoid meat, dairy and cheese as much as possible … Continue reading

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Where to Get Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day 2014

For doughnut lovers, the best month of the year is June, and the best day is today (June 6). That’s because the first Friday in June has been designated National Doughnut Day, which will be celebrated on June 6 in … Continue reading

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Diet Soda May Help to Lose Weight, but These Are Better Alternatives

There has been a lot of debate on whether or not diet drinks can help you lose weight. A recent study (PDF) published in the journal Obesity found those who drank diet drinks lost a larger amount of weight than … Continue reading

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Preparing for McDonald’s Monopoly 2014

I received an interesting e-mail from a reader who wanted to know what was the best way to prepare for McDonald’s Monopoly 2014. While many people simply play this game for fun and entertainment, there are a number of people … Continue reading

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Is Inexpensive Food Making You Fat?

The conventional wisdom is that we are a nation which is overweight because we’re too lazy to get enough exercise, and we don’t eat enough healthy food. A new study says that these assumptions are wrong. The real problem causing … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks

The words “Starbucks” and “saving money” don’t usually go together, but there are thousands upon thousands of people who swear by the coffee despite its somewhat high prices. If you’re a fan of Starbucks you probably know how pricey each … Continue reading

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14 Memorial Day Military Discounts and Freebies 2014

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate the brave men and women who died serving our country as part of the military. The holiday became an official federal holiday in 1971, and it’s observed on the last Monday in May … Continue reading

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