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How The Lucky Iron Fish Is Helping Fix A Health Crisis In Asia

Cooking with it helps those with iron deficiency
May 27, 2015 3:00 pm

A majority of Cambodians suffer from iron deficiency because their staple diet doesn’t include many iron-rich foods. Low iron levels can result in fatigue, muscle weakness, memory loss, poor circulation and heart problems. Thanks to a simple but ingenious (and sustainable) solution, iron deficiency, currently the most widespread form of malnutrition worldwide, may soon be on its way out.

So You Have A Giant Bag Of Chia Seeds. Now What?

Some good ideas for that huge sack of superfood
Apr 30, 2015 12:00 pm

When soaked in liquid, chia seeds transform into a thick gelatinous mass. It’s actually a little bizarre to see if you’re new to the game. But because of this textural sleight-of-hand, chia seeds make for a simple, healthy way to bulk up pudding, smoothies, jams, oatmeal and more. After a raucous weekend of chia experimentation, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a few applications I hadn’t anticipated. Let’s put a dent in that big bag. 

Washington, D.C. Nonprofit Healthy Corners Brings Life To Food-Desert Bodegas

What was once inaccessible, now right on the corner
Mar 4, 2015 4:00 pm

Delivering fruits and vegetables at below-market prices to 25 corner stores in some of D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods, DCCK's Healthy Corners initiative puts fresh ingredients and information on how to cook and eat them front and center, directly in reach of those who need them most. The response? Overwhelmingly positive. More peppers, please! Check out this video and see how the city's own residents are satisfying this urgent need. 

Brazil Says No To Eating Alone, St. Louis Cardinals Like Bibimbap, NYC Food Events

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 2, 2015 4:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Butter, Beans, Blah! 3 Coffee Experts Taste Test Bulletproof Coffee.

Coffee spiked with butter? It's a growing trend.
Jan 20, 2015 11:00 am

While hardcore coffee fans debate bean-to-water ratios, there's significant buzz building over another area of the coffee world. It's Bulletproof Coffee, the so-called toxin-free miracle drink that promises to help you lose weight and improve brain function — all by adding unsalted butter made from grass-fed cows and a coconut oil derivative directly into your daily cup. We wanted to find out what two coffee experts thought of the taste.

12 Great Paleo, Primal, Gluten-Free, Alternative Diet Web Resources To Bookmark

Hone your daily eating, drinking and living habits
Jan 19, 2015 11:30 am

January is Healthy Living Month at Food Republic. Do you feel healthy? We sure do. But lately, healthy living has often been summed up by a few popular diet — namely, gluten, grains and dairy free. We fully recognize that no one philosophy fits all, and that educating oneself is important in making these decisions. So we’ve done our research to offer you 12 online resources to help you hone your daily eating, drinking and living habits.

Get To Know 9 Important Whole Grains

Info on buckwheat, farro, millet and sorghum
Jan 14, 2015 10:00 am

If you pledge to eat more whole grains in 2015, consider it a long-term investment. Two recent studies link whole grains with longer life expectancies — and highlight their nutritional value over refined grains and carbohydrates like sugar. Fortunately, the granular world is vast. Here is a primer on some leading and lesser-known whole grains to keep you cooking for years to come.  

Can Coconut Sugar Really Save Us From Death By Delicious Dessert?

Chefs and experts weigh in on natural sweeteners
Jan 12, 2015 1:00 pm

Goaded by some fairly damning medical research and Jamie Oliver, backlash against processed sugar raises questions about right and wrong ways to indulge in the sweet stuff. Still, this is America. If we cannot gulp big, sweet relief from untaxed, fructose-heavy sodas, surely we will find other routes of reprieve. Here are a few front-runners in the sugar alternative game, and why you may want to keep an eye out for them. 

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