Food Safety

Food Safety During a Power Outage

Southeast Michigan residents without electricity need to be careful about their food storage, after being hit with the worst power outage in the region in years. The most important action you can take is to keep the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible, according to …

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Healthy Eating

10 Nutrition Myths, Busted

Just when you think you have a handle on the best way to nourish your body, a new study comes out that upends what you thought. Yesterday coffee was linked to hypertension; today it staves off heart disease. Is butter okay or the enemy these days? What’s worse, the Internet …

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Healthy Celebrations
holiday food safety

4 Tips for Holiday Food Safety

Buffets are a popular way to celebrate the holidays. Ham, turkey, stuffing, and side dishes, all waiting for your loved ones to dig in. But if you leave foods out for long periods of time, you’re inviting guests you don’t want at the party: foodborne bacteria that could cause illness. …

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Nutrition Advice
food bank donations

Food Bank Donations: What to Give

Food drives and the holidays go hand-in-hand. And while any food bank donation is a nice way to spread holiday cheer, the most prized contribution is cash—and not because of its frivolous spending potential. The reality is, the food bank can stretch your dollar farther than you can. So for …

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Healthy Eating
comfort food

Comfort Food Gets Healthy

As the weather turns colder, cravings for warm, gooey concoctions take over. Cheesy quiche for breakfast? Absolutely! Creamy chowder for lunch? You bet! Warm (but heavy) casserole for dinner? But of course! The good news: Satisfying your comfort food cravings doesn’t have to derail a healthy diet. These 5 strategies …

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Food Safety

Turkey 101: Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is marked by the overabundance of food – and the star of the show is the turkey. And when you’re in charge of cooking this signature dish, the task can seem very daunting. From thawing to preserving leftovers, this guide to all things turkey will help you stay on …

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Food Safety

6 Myths About GMOs

Chances are good that you’ve heard of GMOs – or genetically modified organisms. GMO technology allows farmers to grow crops that are more disease-resistant and therefore use fewer insecticides. Yet many of us have gotten the message that GMO equals bad, and that’s just not true. Still not convinced? Let …

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Healthy Eating
guilty pleasures

Guilty Pleasures That Are Good for You

Meat, potatoes, eggs, bread, chocolate. At one time or another, each of these foods has been shunned in the popular media. Many might even appear on your personal “do not eat list.” The irony: Each of these foods—and many others that get a bad rap—can actually be good for you. …

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Nutrition Tips
vitamin supplements

8 Myths About Vitamin Supplements

Since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that a healthy, variety-filled diet is the best way to get the nutrients we need. For decades, vitamin and mineral supplements have carried a health halo. Many Americans believe they help lower their chances of getting a …

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Healthy Eating
nutrition month

5 Ways to Savor the Flavor During Nutrition Month

Many people think eating healthy means munching bland, tasteless meals in the form of naked veggies and flavorless chicken — and always skipping dessert. But nothing could be further from the truth! There’s no better time than now to amp up the flavor in your diet and your life by …

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