Food Allergy Concerns? Try These Allergen-Free Recipe Ideas for a Safe and Healthy Valentine’s Day

Chocolate, butter, nuts….put these together and you’re on your way to a delicious dessert concoction. But for the millions of Americans suffering from food allergies and sensitivities, indulging in traditional Valentine’s Day treats can result in unpleasant or even life threatening consequences.


HOPE, MN – (January 31, 2012) – Food allergies and sensitivities are a growing public health concern. An estimated 15 million people have food allergies, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Of that number, nearly 6 million are kids.… Read More

Get Cooking for Heart Month with Five Healthy and Tasty Breakfast Recipes

Adding sunflower seeds and beverages to your family’s breakfast table offers variety as well as powerful antioxidant and folate benefits


HOPE, MN – (Jan. 19, 2012) – February is National Heart Month, and to really get your blood pumping one of the most important things you can do is feed your body breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day because it gets your body – and your heart especially – in gear.

Heart health is vitally important, since heart attacks remain the leading killer of American men and women.… Read More

Hate Liver? There’s a Better Way to Get More Folic Acid into Your Diet

Kick off Folic Acid Awareness Week with more delicious ways to get this powerhouse vitamin each day


HOPE, MN – (Jan. 9, 2012) – Reaping the benefits of a diet high in folic acid – the B vitamin essential for the production of new cells, preventing birth defects, and reducing the risk of stroke – is as easy as adding sunflower seeds and products to your daily diet.  These superfood seeds are one of nature’s top sources of folic acid and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that scavenges cancer causing free radicals, supports brain and heart health, and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. … Read More