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Microwaving Nutritiously and Safely

Microwaving Nutritiously and Safely

Amanda Blake

May 4, 2014

Microwave ovens cook food by converting electrical power into waves of electromagnetic energy with a frequency similar to radio waves. However, microwaves are more narrowly focused and oscillate at a faster rate, which results in the rapid rotation of water, fat and sugar molecules. This causes a ...

The nutrition facts label gets a makeover

The nutrition facts label gets a makeover

Amanda Blake

March 28, 2014

How often do you read the "Nutrition Facts" label before making a choice about what to eat? The purpose of the nutrition facts label is to help consumers make healthier choices. You may opt for a brand of wheat bread because it contains more fiber than another, or you may prefer a can of soup with le...

Six Kitchen Essentials (with more uses than one)

Amanda Blake

March 13, 2014

Applesauce – A cup of unsweetened applesauce makes a great portable snack, but applesauce can add a dollop of nutrition to baked goods as well. Replace a cup of sugar with one cup of applesauce, while reducing other liquids by a ¼ cup. You may also substitute oil with applesauce, but I recommend ...

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