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21 Dec

Friday Link Love

Mary over at Cranky Fitness was having feelings of seasonal depression.

Migraineur rants about Brian Wansink’s appointment as head of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Ruth at Eating Fabulous points out that if you want your kid to eat their veggies you have to start them young.

FitSugar considers the proposal to tax high-fructose corn syrup soft drinks in San Francisco. Take the poll.

Bertalan Mesko at ScienceRoll brings us the global health world clock.

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20 Dec

Healthy Tastes Great!

Either raw or cooked (don’t over do it!), red cabbage is a fantastic way to add texture, flavor and a ton of color to your healthy dish tonight!

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20 Dec

Smart Fuel: Red Cabbage

Much to the relief of one of our staff, it’s not just for lutefisk anymore. (Although we recently learned that Scandinavians aren’t the only ones who favor odd protein dishes; Icelanders enjoy soured sheep balls and rotten shark. So there.)

Where were we? Oh, yes! Red cabbage. Though it’s popularly sauced, buttered, pickled and soured, red cabbage stands up just fine on its own as a cooked side dish, in a salad or as a salad, shredded up in soups, perched atop your morning eggs, rolled around your favorite turkey slice, or baked into your cheddar frittatas. Red cabbage, in fact, is one of the healthiest foods around. Being that it’s a member of the brassica family, it’s a cruciferous vegetable. These cancer-fighters (broccoli, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts are all part of the gang) are powerful, but red cabbage is special. Why? Just look at all that beautiful, dark color! Hello, antioxidants!

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19 Dec

The Biggest Loser Sponsors

There are many good things that could be said about NBC’s The Biggest Loser. I can give it accolades for its goal to help people lose weight through exercise and, more importantly, by completely re-thinking their diets. And I can praise it for the inspiration it has instilled in many people around the country to follow in the footsteps of the contestants on their own weight loss journeys.

But nobody’s perfect.

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19 Dec

Face It: Massage Points to Do Yourself

Do you know what the most stressful thing in your life is? The chair.

Most of us sit strapped into to our office chairs for a good portion of our waking hours. Hunched over a computer, our bones and backs begin to ache. Then what do we do? Why, we sit in a car for a nice long stretch (which involves no actual stretching), just in time to get home and plop our desperate behinds down on the sofa.

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