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The Easiest Way Ever to Grow Your Own Superfoods

The Easiest Way Ever to Grow Your Own Superfoods

Are you tired of picking through limp, wilted produce in the supermarket? It can take anywhere from days to weeks for produce to travel from the farm to your fridge, but only 3 hours for freshly picked greens to lose nutritional potency. Even the plushest spinach leaf can be missing 90% of its vitamin C by the time it hits your blender blades. Farmer’s markets can be a good alternative, but these are generally restricted to a few summer months. Another option is to grow your own… if you have the space, time, energy, patience, and skill. Luckily there’s an easy...

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The Great 5 Second Rule Hoax: Why It's More Like A Probiotic Russian Roulette

The Great 5 Second Rule Hoax: Why It's More Like A Probiotic Russian Roulette

The five-second rule is simple: food that falls on the floor can be eaten or used in cooking as long as it wasn't on the floor for more than five seconds. This is one of the most widely held anecdotal beliefs. However, brand new research shows that this rule is not true and can be dangerous. Tons of people (me included, until recently) have used this rule as an excuse to pick up fallen food, dust it off and keep eating it. However, a new study from the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology shows that the five-second safety rule just doesn't hold up....

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Why Forgiveness is the Secret Key To Staying On Track

Why Forgiveness is the Secret Key To Staying On Track

We've all been there before. You make a promise to yourself, a firm resolution, and a list of goals written down with good intent. Everything goes fine for awhile and then before you know it, you find yourself eating what you said you wouldn't or hitting the snooze button one too many times. (I personally lasted a measly 3 hours after resolving to go an entire year without sugar.) Once that happens, it's over. Your willpower is drained, momentum grinds to a halt, motivation is flatlined, and you slip back into old habits. Here's the thing, messing up wasn't actually...

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