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What’s the Latest in Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don’t Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

What's the Latest on the List of Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don't Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

ColumnGenetically modified foods: the plastic surgery of the plant world. 

In February, the United States Department of Agriculture cleared a new genetically modified food: a wünder apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s sliced.

Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. has been waiting three years for the USDA to give it the green light, and as Politico reported, the USDA has decided that the new Arctic Apple in Golden and Granny varieties “doesn’t pose any …

5 Books Making the Case for a Plant-Based Diet: The Essential Reading List for Vegans and Vegetarians

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If you are already vegan/vegetarian or simply interested in a plant-based diet, the following reading list is your fireside of truth. Together, these foundational books bolster your arguments for going veg and further your knowledge about why a plant-based diet is so important and effective, not only for your body but also for the world. Cozy up and get reading!

Reading List Fit for Vegans and Vegetarians

Some of these books on the following reading list are strictly diet and recipe based while others are more in tune with the environmental, …

The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

The Nordic Diet: Why Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food?

If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim.

The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best diet isn’t a diet at all, but a healthy lifestyle built around eating real food. But this doesn’t stop us from seeking out things that can guide our eating habits. Which …

A Green Detox Soup Recipe with Spinach and Broccoli to Fight Winter Woes

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As the winter season comes to a close, avoid the cold, flu and overall chill with a diet full of warm, green nutrition like this detox soup.

This green detox soup is packed with green leaves and vegetables — from broccoli to spinach to zucchini — and is enhanced with the cleansing powers of fresh ginger and parsley. It’s just what the doctor ordered so that you can prevent the sniffles and coughing or simply get yourself out of the current funk.

Enjoy this detox soup alone as a snack or light …

Do We Really Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

Do We Not Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

ColumnDo we really know how to eat healthy, or do we just think we do?

I saw an image on Pinterest last week, a baking pan full of frozen fruit, being topped off with cake mix. Below it was this caption: “Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of sprite. 350 for 35 min, yummy cobbler. I have done this a lot- it is so good and weight watcher friendly!” Whoever had posted it to Pinterest had also commented “I would use …

Spaghetti Sqash Pizza Recipe

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A good pizza recipe can stray from tradition.

Spaghetti squash is an excellent low-carb alternative to regular spaghetti noodles. Its low in calories and filled with nutrition. In this recipe, we stuff the spaghetti squash with the flavors of pizza, so you can enjoy the experience of pizza flavors without actually having nutritionally-devoid white flour crust. In fact, this pizza recipe with spaghetti squash is a lot more filling, only it won’t weigh you down the next day. Enjoy!

Instead of making your own marinara sauce, as the recipe indicates, …

Want to Improve Your Eating Habits? Then Focus on the Positive

Study: If You Want to Improve Your Eating Habits, Focus on the Positive

New research reveals you’re more likely to develop healthier eating habits through reading positive health messages.

We see health messages and warnings everywhere: Magazine ads, commercials, not to mention articles (you know, like this one). They range from downright terrifying, like cigarette warnings that could easily inspire a horror movie, to bright and cheery, like Kelly Ripa telling you to brush with Colgate—and when it comes to improving your eating habits, you’re more likely to follow through when those messages are …

Go From Hibernate to Rejuvenate with The Spring Into Spring Box!

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Oh, winter, you have been unusually cruel this year! But we’re ready to crawl out from the dark and cold and thaw at the very first hint of spring, which we know is just around the corner. The Spring Into Spring Box is here to help! This incredible care package features more than $483 worth of luxe goodies to help you shake winter off and welcome spring’s fertile winds. It’s all yours for just $129 + free shipping!

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Enjoy wonderfully delicious good-for-you foods at radically discounted prices, look stunning from the inside out and …