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    Appetizers/Snacks,  Food For Better Health,  Recipes

    10 Foods Your Skin Will Love

    We should be eating more foods our skin will love because it is summertime.  Whether on vacation – working in our yards – or getting our gardens to grow, we are very susceptible to the harsh sun. Our doctors have always warned us about long-term exposure to the sun and how it will accelerate the effects of aging and increase our risk of developing skin cancer. “Cumulative sun exposure causes mainly basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, while episodes of severe sunburns, usually before age 18, can raise the risk of developing melanoma.”  According to WebMD: “Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break…

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    7 Culinary Tips for Turmeric Benefits

    Used in cooking since 600 B.C, turmeric is the root of a tropical plant related to GINGER.  Though native to the Orient, this spice is now also cultivated in India and the Caribbean.  It has a bitter, pungent flavor and an intense yellow-orange color.  In modern cuisine, it is used mainly to add both flavor and color to food. Popular in East Indian cooking and almost always used in CURRY preparations.  It is the primary ingredient in MUSTARD and is what gives American-style prepared mustard its bright yellow color.  Powdered versions are widely available in supermarkets.  As with all spices, it should be stored in a cool, dark place for…