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Prevent obesity with ten fat fighting foods

Yes, you can lose weight naturally and gain fitness for life with 10 fat-fighting foods. Eat more apples, oatmeal, eggs, yogurt, and vegetables to prevent obesity. Watch this how-to video to learn more about fat fighting foods than can help you loose weight naturally.

How to Tell If Packaged Food is Organic

How to Tell If Packaged Food is Organic
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a food is organic or not. Fresh produce is easier…it either is, or isn’t organically grown. But packaged foods are trickier. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Look for the USDA certified organic seal. This means at least 95% of the ingredients are organic.
2. If you see a label that says 70% organic, that means that 70% of the ingredients are organic.
3. If the product has less than 70% organic ingredients, it can’t carry an organic label, so you have to read the ingredients on the package. Don’t be fooled by products that you think are organic because their names or packaging look like they are. You have to really read through the ingredients.

How to Use Bagged Salad Greens Safely

How to Use Bagged Salad Greens Safely
* Check the “best if used by” date, and of course, choose the one that is furthest from the date you buy it.
* Look through the bag and check for wilted, spoiled or old greens, and don’t buy that bag. When you get them home, don’t wash them. They’re pre-washed and safe to eat. Washing them can actually make them break down faster and become more susceptible to bacterial growth.|
* If you have leftover greens, leave them in the bag they came in.
* These bags are more high tech than they look; they’re specially designed to allow the perfect amount of oxygen and moisture into the bag to preserve the greens still in there.
* Add some protein, some vegetables and a light dressing and you have a ready-to-eat meal in minutes, and you get the vegetables you need.

How To Buy Organic Foods

Looking for organic fruits and vegetables, but not sure you’ve got the real thing? Anna Lappe, organic food expert, tells you the simple ways to tell whether produce is organic or not.

How To Make An Organic Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are healthier than the white kind, and this casserole recipe has even fewer calories than most. Amy Topel, the food columnist for National Geographic’s The Green Guide, shows you this easy recipe for how to make a healthier sweet potato casserole.