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  The autumnal equinox signals the start of autumn - a cooler, crispness to the air, the leaves beginning to turn crimson, auburn, and gold, and the apple orchard festivals in the countryside featuring hayrides, caramel apples, and plenty of cider. With the fragrant chrysanthemums and pampas grass in the breeze, many of us reluctantly also know that the autumnal equinox signals that cold and flu

  Greasy and fried items from fast food restaurants, processed food and items with added sugar are some of the worst things to feed children, yet millions of youngsters regularly eat things that provide little nutrition and lots of calories. That’s why the number of children affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s, government data show. Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States

As a certified woman-owned business, Women’s Equality Day is a special day for NADI. Each year on August 26, we pause to remember and celebrate the perseverance and hard-fought victories of strong women who spent decades getting the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed to grant women the right to vote. Efforts to give women the same civil, legal and social rights as men date back

Grapes are the king of all fruits, with more tons produced around the world each year than any other fruit — around 72 million tons. And it’s no wonder. The majority of grapes are made into wine, while the rest are dehydrated to make raisins or consumed fresh as juicy table grapes. Grapes are packed with dozens of vitamins and nutrients, including Vitamin C, which strengthens the immune

The humble pomegranate has such rich historical significance that some Biblical scholars think it might have been a bite of this forbidden fruit — and not an apple — that got Eve banished from the Garden of Eden in shame. After all, apples don’t naturally grow in the Middle East and pomegranates had been widely used in pagan cultures for many generations as a symbol of

For thousands of years, healers and medicine men have used rosehip berries in treatments, tonics and remedies. The fruit of the rose bush (rosa canina) can be steeped with hot water to make a flavorful rosehip tea that is rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, polyphenols, B Vitamins and dozens of other beneficial minerals and compounds that can strengthen overall health. Our ancestors also used rosehip tea

It can sneak up on you. Heat, exercise, salty foods or simply forgetting to drink enough fluids can lead to dehydration, low energy and fuzzy thinking. About 60% of the human body is made up of water, and we need to drink plenty of water and other healthy drinks to survive. Having a proper balance between water and electrolytessuch as salt and other minerals is critical for

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the last 50 years, and too much sugar and fat in children’s diets is largely to blame. Many children are getting excessive amounts of sugar every day from sodas, cookies and snack cakes, candy and other calorie-rich desserts such as puddings and ice cream, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). At the same time, children