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Sunday
Feb262017

How many vegetables a day? How much fruit? New study says 10.

Research shows that eating up to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day can significantly improve your health. A new meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Epidemiology looked at up to 2 million people in 95 studies worldwide and found that:

approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide could be potentially prevented every year if people ate 10 portions, or 800 g, of fruit and vegetables a day.

That's about 1 3/4 pounds a day, easy on a plant-based diet. Read on for the risks avoided and the best fruits and vegetables to eat.

fruit salad

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Wednesday
Apr092014

8 steps to a great stir-fry

There are at least seven reasons to learn to stir-fry. Stir-fries are quick, easy, delicious, healthy, can be filling without being fattening, require little fuel to cook, and .... drum roll please ... showcase seasonal vegetables. If your CSA box came stuffed with greens or your intentions at the farmers' market were bigger than your desire to cook at home, then get out your wok.

Number 8? Stir fries are handy make-ahead, ready-in-a-minute meals.  They take less than thirty minutes even starting from scratch, but most of that work can be done ahead of time. If you don't know when little Johnny will be home from soccer practice or when your sweetie's plane will land, then prepare the ingredients for a stir-fry and start up the rice cooker. When it's time to eat, you can heat up the wok and have dinner on the table under ten minutes.

getting ready for a great stir-fry

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