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What’s the Deal With Margarine, Good or Bad?

We’ve heard mixed reviews regarding the use of margarine. Some feel it’s a healthy alternative to butter while others feel it is nutritionally deficient with negative health impacts including the use of trans fat. Margarine is a butter substitute using a vegetable oil base with butter flavoring. Margarine is typically 80% oil and is always in a spreadable form whereas butter…

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Make Your Grocery Dollars Go Further

The Englewood neighborhood in Chicago has reason to celebrate as Whole Foods announced last week it will be building a store in this long-time food desert. The most important question of course is will this be affordable for those living in the neighborhood. It doesn’t do any good to bring in healthy and real food if the people can’t afford…

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Nutrition 101: The Debate Rages On Organic Vs Commercial Foods

THE HIGHLIGHTS: Organic foods are treated and processed with environmentally friendly pesticides Don’t confuse organic with non-GMO, something can be organic and GMO “All natural” is a marketing ploy and is not regulated by any government agency Organics are more expensive, stick with foods with thin peels that you eat such as apples and pears; clean your food thoroughly  There…

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