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Eat Your Water

It’s no secret that eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies are good for your overall diet. But fruits and veggies are also the key to keeping you hydrated, and hence healthier and more youthful-looking as well. That’s the central premise of skin care pioneer Howard Murad’s book, “The Water Secret,” which is chock-full of [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 22

We keep saying it, and we’re still going to keep saying it: Watch what your kids are watching on TV, because it’s hard to say who else is watching out for them. Exhibit A: Coming up at the same time period as proposed new federal guidelines, food manufacturers have drafted their own nutrition guidelines for marketing to kids. [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 1

As we head into the holiday weekend, we’re thinking all about healthy summer eats for kids. Some of the most troubling things we’ve read this week have come out of the Childhood Obesity Conference, including the fact that the average teen sees five fast food ads per day, and the average preschooler sees more than 1000 fast food [...]

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Food News Wrap: June 24

School’s out – finally – and it’s time to think about how we are going to be nourishing our kids over the summer. Will it be a fresh, farm-picked fruits-and-veggies kind of summer? Or will it be more about the soda, chips, and fries? We started asking ourselves this question after we saw today’s New York [...]

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Taste Test Sunday: Alterna-Chips

This week instead of tackling Fun Food Saturday we shifted over to Taste Test Sunday. We’re not big on junk foods here at the Jolly Tomato household, but every now and then we just want something savory and crunchy to serve with a sandwich. We thought we’d break away from the traditional potato chips and [...]

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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can [...]

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