Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Bono Mediterranean Selection Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from Spain and Tunisia and available in 16.9-ounce bottles. Expanding beyond its olive oil production in Sicily, Bono has added production … Read More

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The American Institute for Cancer Research offers practical tips to help prevent cancer. Keep your weight within a healthy range and try not to gain weight as an adult. Be physically active – walk more, sit less. Eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans as part of your daily diet. Limit fast food and highly … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Wolo WanderBar is a high protein, low sugar, high fiber, 1.94-ounce snack bar. Each bar is wrapped in packaging reminiscent of nostalgic travel poster illustrations. WanderBars come in 6 varieties: Cocoa … Read More

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There have been several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee and its effect on heart disease. A recent study, presented in June 2019, at the British Cardiovascular Society, showed that drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day did not stiffen arteries. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and other nutrients from your heart … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. RebelliouS Organic Liquid Green Tea is a prebrewed, ready-to-drink, organic, liquid, green tea packet (0.17-ounce) that you mix in 8 to 12-ounces of iced or hot water. RebelliouS is available in … Read More

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Phytates, natural compounds found in plants, are sometimes referred to as ‘anti-nutrients’ because they bind to some minerals and make them less available to your body. The amount of nutrients you absorb from any food you eat, depends on the other foods you are pairing with it, how it is cooked, and the composition of … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Nielsen-Massey has a reputation for producing quality, rich-tasting, pure vanilla extracts. Founded in 1907, the company is still directed by three members of the Nielsen family. In 2009, The Nielsen-Massey Foundation … Read More

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Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine plus other plant-based stimulants (like guarana), amino acids (like taurine), herbs (like ginkgo biloba) and vitamins. They were introduced in the US in 1997. Their caffeine content ranges from 50 to 500 milligrams a serving, compared to approximately 95 milligrams in an 8-ounce cup of coffee. The … Read More

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We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. MyCoffee Double Wall Glassware is an elegant, inventive product. When we first opened the package and saw tumbler-like glasses, the first thought was coffee mugs? The MyCoffee clear tumblers are double-walled … Read More

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Vitamin K, discovered in the mid 1930s, got its letter designation from the German word koagulation because of the vitamin’s first-known role in blood clotting. Blood remains a liquid in your body, even though it is loaded with all sorts of solid material – red and white blood cells, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fat. But … Read More

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