10 Fun Facts You May Not Know About Broccoli

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I love broccoli. My mother often prepared it as part of dinner and it’s been my go-to veggie ever since I was a tiny girl. Growing up with broccoli as a diet staple has therefore led me to take its impressive attributes for granted. The only things I really knew about it were that it is a green vegetable, it is very delicious whether prepared raw, steamed, with pasta or even in Chinese food, contains some vitamins (although I wasn’t quite sure which ones), and is known to be very…read more

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7 Fun & Surprising Food Facts You May Not Know

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With so much attention paid to food (especially among MindBodyGreen readers!), it seems almost inconceivable that 1. Figs are not necessarily vegan. Say what? While this one is a bit debatable, some varieties of figs are actually pollinated by wasps that end up dying within the fruit. The figs go on to “digest” the wasp, but some of the crunchy shell and eggs may be left behind. Some vegans and vegetarians still choose to consume figs, though, because they view this relationship between wasps and figs as naturally symbiotic, but…read more

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9 Shocking Food Facts

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Think you know the rules about healthy foods and can pick the best-for-you fruit from the produce section? These facts might surprise you. More than half of Americans say they give a lot of thought to the healthfulness of foods and beverages they consume. But much of what we read and hear about nutrition — from the virtues of fruit juice to the hazards of fat — can steer us to make choices that are less healthful than we think. How many of the following food facts come as a…read more

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20 Incredible Facts About Eating Fruits And Vegetables That You Probably Didn’t Know

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Fruits and vegetables have been in the human diet over the entirety of human history. We eat them raw, cooked, chilled, frozen, and in ever creative combinations with other fruits and vegetables. We drink them in juices and in the case of things like orange peel, we even use them as seasoning for other foods. As with everything that’s been around that long, there is a lot to know about fruits and veggies so let’s talk about some of them! 1. There is no such thing as negative calorie foods….read more

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7 Surprising Food Facts You Don’t Know!

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Thousands of years ago, natural foods were hunted, picked, gathered, and farmed. In modern times, with the advancement of technology and the thirst for higher profit margins, food manufacturers are developing creative ways to manufacture, market, and distribute a variety of foods as cheaply as possible. Some of these methods are ingenious, but they also may have deleterious health effects and unintended consequences. The following food facts are not meant to scare you into avoiding certain foods, but to create awareness for how some food is made and distributed. The…read more

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Fun Food Facts From Around the World

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” Oh yes, we really can’t get enough of food, so here is a roundup of fun food facts from around the world that could easily provide you with some travel inspiration… Spain Even though today you might think of paella as a traditional seafood dish, this is actually just one of many types of paella. In fact, the original paella was not considered a seafood dish at all as it had chicken, rabbit and pork (and sometimes snails) mixed with…read more

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