I usually think of dried cranberries and raisins as interchangeable in recipes. The other day, I was talking with some folks about adding dried cranberries instead of raisins to a broccoli salad. We were trying to liven up the color, flavor, and nutrition. Someone commented that “we shouldn’t add...
 

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Usually we just see fresh cranberries in the fall around Thanksgiving time. If you cook with fresh cranberries, you know that they are very tart and recipes usually call for added sugar to offset this flavor. Of all the fruits, cranberries have one of the lowest levels of natural sugar. One cup of fresh cranberries ... What Do You Know About Cranberries?
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In addition to being hard on us physically, red meat intake is also hard on the environment. This year, the Scientific Report of the 2020 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee explores the environmental impact of red meat consumption along with its effects on health. Check it out! Environmental Impact of Red Meat Consumption Increased methane ... Red Meat and the Health of the Earth
Food and Health, Prevention

In a blink of an eye, five years have passed and the Scientific Report of the 2020 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been published. The health consequences of eating processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and deli meat were evident when the 2015 guidelines were set, and the...
Food and Health, Prevention

Our series on the scientific report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee continues, this time with a look at Diet and Health Relationships: Individuals Ages 2 Years and Older...