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    What is Quince Fruit?

    Quince is a fruit in the same family of apples and pears. The immature fruit is green, and when it ripens becomes yellow. Its flesh is hard, with a very strong perfume. This fruit is native to South-West Asia, Central Europe, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, northern Iran to Afghanistan. I grew up in Romania and we had a quince tree in the backyard. So quince was a staple in our homemade deserts. I loved the jam my mother used to make every fall. The whole house smelled so heavenly delicious! When I moved to US, I was so disappointed as I couldn’t find quince fruit in my local supermarket, only in…

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    Nutritious Diet When Traveling

    A Nutritional Diet while Traveling Sticking to a nutritious diet while traveling can be one of the more difficult things to do. However, if you learn how to make smart choices, a healthy diet is really not that difficult. It’s probably not the best time in which to start a healthy diet, but if you are currently making healthy choices in your foods already, modifying your diet slightly to accommodate travel, is not as difficult as it first may seem. If you are traveling by airplane, your diet may have to include airplane food, which can often be of poor nutritional value, depending on the selection. When you book your…

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    Healthy Food

    Good Healthy Food When people envision healthy food, they most likely picture whole grain pasta or a serving of broccoli. However, many would be surprised at the nutritional content and health benefits of some of their favorite foods. In a world where the definition of ‘healthy diet’ changes on a daily basis, and where there is an endless list of rules to follow regarding food, it helps to remember a few simple ideas. A healthy food is any food that contains sufficient calories and nutrients to stay alive and healthy. The following is a breakdown of four, surprisingly super foods that can be used and enjoyed by almost anyone. The…

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    Grow Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

    Seven reasons to grow your own organic vegetable garden During the last decades there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting mankind’s health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly among humans and animals (bird’s flu being the most recent one). The World Health Organization produces reports to show how the use of chemicals and other products on food, coupled with the manufacturing processes involved, are actually a threat for our health. If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, it is a wise decision to…