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What Are GMOs?

What Are GMOs?

If you search for an answer on the internet, you might find the definition, “any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” What are GMOs really, though? Genetic modification is a phrase that feels clinical and laboratory-like. It is a scary term, especially since there are natural genetic modifications too, not just the stuff of science fiction you will hear about on television! For example, your genes are modified when you are out in the sun for too long, and over time that modification can cause tanning, burning, or even skin cancer. This is a natural process, but it is a genetic modification, nonetheless.

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Healthy Rice Choices

Healthy Rice Choices

It is easy to default into categorizing rice into two types- white and brown. Really, there are over 40,000 types of rice, several of which can produce both white and brown styles. This is because the difference between white rice and brown rice are different only in processing, not in varietal. Almost all these types of rice can be separated into three primary categories of rice- long grain, medium grain, and short grain. Long grain rice is about four times as long as it is wide. It is fluffy when cooked yet stays separated. Medium grain rice is roughly two times as long as it is wide. It is a stickier rice, with grains clinging to one another after they have been cooked. Short grain rice is short, fat, and tends to stick together in clumps and lumps after it has been cooked.

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Are You Nuts?

Are You Nuts?

Is it fair to call a food a “Health Trend” if there’s a few hundred different versions, and it’s been eaten for thousands of years in just about every part of the globe? Probably not. But still, for every diet that becomes reintroduced ever few years, there comes a new round of rediscovery for the versatility and nutritional value of nuts.

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How to Avoid Sodium When You Eat Out

How to Avoid Sodium When You Eat Out

If you aren’t already, you should become more aware of the amount of sodium you are putting into your body. Americans are often ingesting double the amount of sodium necessary for your body, even if they never use a salt shaker to add salt to a dish. The average American now consumes 3,300mg of sodium a day, when in the 1970s we were consuming a much more reasonable 2,300mg. This is partly due to the American diet increasingly becoming more processed or packaged instead of being focused on fresh fruits and vegetables. With more technology comes more distractions, and often food preparation suffers because of that.

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