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FOOD IS LIFE

Are your meals nourishing you or killing you? Lifestyle and entertaining expert Mindy Kobrin has enjoyed a lifelong affair with food, starting with hosting themed events as a kid through her work as an adult with the Princess Grace Foundation. Then something unexpected happened -- food almost killed her. In this month's Growing Bolder Magazine, Mindy explains how her experiences changed her perspective on food and why now, more than ever, she believes it's the true Fountain of Youth. Click here to read her column.
 
 
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Obesity is robbing years from our lives and the quality of life from our years. One of the best ways you can live a long and healthy life is to make small but crucial changes to the way you eat every day. It's not a diet; it's a way of life. Find out how people who follow one of the most successful lifestyle philosophies are eating their way to 100.
 
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Cooking can feel like a real chore during hot summer months, but don't let that be an excuse to eat junk food. Check out celebrity chef Govind Armstrong's recipe for a flavorful gazpacho, as featured on Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson on RLTV. Tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET for more great recipes featuring some of your favorite celebrities.

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NUTRITION NEWS ROUND-UP

Below are some of the stories making news in the world of food, health and nutrition.
 
  Is Organic Better?
For years, experts have debated whether organically grown fruits and vegetables really are healthier than conventionally grown produce. This week, the New York Times reported on a comprehensive review of earlier studies that found substantial difference between organic vs. conventional. Click here to find out how the researchers believe these findings should affect your shopping habits.
 
How Much Sugar Are You Drinking?
The World Health Organization recently released new guidelines suggesting that we consume less than 5% of our daily calories from added sugars. Hidden sugars are everywhere and one of the biggest culprits is in beverages, including some "healthy" juices. CNN has created a slideshow to compare how much sugar is found in the best-selling drinks. Click here for some eye-opening information.
 
 
  Seasonal Eating
Thanks to technological advances and worldwide trade agreements, it's easy to forget that your favorite fruits and vegetables aren't really "in season" all year long. But more and more people are trying to eat by the seasons for environmental and health reasons. Need a refresher on when things are in season? Click here to check out this infographic on MindBodyGreen.com, which also includes pro-tips for the featured produce.
 
7 Foods to Fight Heart Disease
Approximately 600,000 people die each year from heart disease. The top three risk factors for heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking, and 49% of Americans fall under at least one of the three categories. One of the quickest and easiest ways to act in the fight against heart disease is to change your diet. Don't know how to get started? Click here for Florida Hospital's top 7 foods to fight heart disease.