Health

Say Hello to Sorghum Gluten-Free Grain

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Health Benefits of Cooking with Sorghum
by VERGE Staff | Food and Health | Sunday, July 24, 2016

An ancient grain with roots that trace back as far as 8000 B.C., sorghum is seeing a resurgence as demand for non-GMO and gluten-free food grows.

Sorghum is an excellent substitute for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and can be used to make both leavened and unleavened breads, various fermented and unfermented beverages and can be steamed, popped, flaked or consumed as a whole grain or syrup.

Healthy Summer Salad

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This Quinoa, Shrimp and Mango Salad is Low-Cal, Nutrient Dense and Might Even Reduce Cancer Risk
by VERGE Staff | Food and Health | Friday, July 10, 2015

Did you know that approximately one third to one half of all cancers are preventable? That's why Jason's Deli and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently expanded their healthy alliance by introducing a new, nutrient-rich Quinoa [pronounced KEEN-wah], Shrimp & Mango Salad as part of the “Strike Through Cancer” campaign to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

How to Eat Your Dessert Guilt-Free

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Seven Steps to Eating Guilt-Free Desserts 
by Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Lifestyle and Health | Monday, July 28, 2014

Desserts are a delicious and fun part of life that most of us enjoy. 

That is until you start working towards a fat loss goal. Then dessert becomes the enemy that pops up at birthday parties and get-togethers in the form of cake, cookies, cupcakes and candy, tempting you to give in. 


Health Benefits of Avocados

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New Research Explores How Avocado Can Help You Live Healthier 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Health | Monday, July 14, 2014

According to new research published in The Journal of Nutrition, consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A. 

Eat Healthy to Lose Weight

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Seven Foods to NEVER Eat for Weight Loss  
By Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Health and Fitness | Monday, July 15, 2013

Are you eating the wrong foods? I see it happen all the time...fitness results that are thrown away by eating the wrong foods. Don't let this be you. You workout hard, so make sure you keep your results by avoiding the following 7 foods: 

NBA Champion Advocates for Diabetes Research

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NBA Champion Ray Allen Advocates for Diabetes Research 
by VERGE Staff | Health and Politics | Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 NBA champion Ray Allen of the Miami Heat joined JDRF’s president and CEO, Jeffrey Brewer, actress Jean Smart, and 150 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in a call for congressional support of T1D funding through legislation such as the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). …

Eyes Can Get Sunburned Too!

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The Dangers of Wearing Cheap Sunglasses  
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Health | Monday, July 8, 2013

When shopping for sunglasses, there’s a chance you may be choosing fashion, style and price at the expense of your health. Although this may be purely unintentional, optometrists advise that we shop for shades with caution, as there are dangers associated with wearing cheap or fake designer sunglasses.