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2009-10-08 16:34:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you run nutritionals using the government's database, you might be pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite foods seem to have received a nutrient boost, virtually overnight. The addition of vitamin D values to nearly half of all food entries - including mushrooms, the only fruit or vegetable with natural vitamin D - topped the list of important updates made to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) release 22...

2009-10-06 10:25:00

ST. LOUIS and OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- To help sweep away the housecleaning blues associated with long-distance moves, United Van Lines is now offering move-out/move-in cleaning packages provided by THE MAIDS® Home Services. The new cleaning options were created after a survey of United® customers indicated that cleaning help is the No. 1 extra service they would like to receive. "The last thing that people who are relocating want to...

2009-08-19 00:39:50

Zucchini may not be a nutritional powerhouse -- or described as a superfood -- but it should be eaten regularly, a U.S. nutritionist advises. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says superfoods like broccoli, spinach or tomatoes may make headlines, and many popular summer vegetables such as summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers may seem nutritionally insignificant, but they do have value. These vegetables may...

2009-08-17 09:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, recommends six kinds of vegetables that are good for losing weight this summer. These are hot on sale on Himfr.com this summer. Cucumbers Cucumber contains vitamin C, vitamin B and many trace minerals. For best nutritional value, they should be eaten uncooked. Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, which is good for...

2009-04-19 13:08:03

The good nutrition news is that children in poor, rural parts of the Lower Mississippi Delta are a lot more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables than generally believed, even by their parents or the kids themselves. The bad news is that such foods are often in short supply in an area where gas stations and convenience stores are the closest places to buy food and where growing family gardens has given way to long work commutes by parents "“ and that the situation is growing worse...

2009-04-14 08:15:00

Spring cleaning tips offered by THE MAIDS OMAHA, Neb., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is bursting all around and that means it is time for spring cleaning! Whether you love it or hate it, spring is the perfect time to get last year's dirt out of your home. If you are about to dig into that sometimes dreaded chore, start by making a switch. The cleaning experts at THE MAIDS Home Services (www.maids.com), a leading residential cleaning service, have provided the following list of items that...

2009-03-20 22:15:41

U.S. orthopedic surgeons urge spring cleaners to take proper precautions so they do not join the more than 870,000 injured annually doing chores at home. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeries said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports spring cleaning accidents in 2007 included more than 532,000 injuries as result of ladder mishaps, 119,000 blamed on garden tools and 226,000 on lawn mowing. Many spring cleaning injuries occur when people rush or do not follow the proper...

2009-03-18 10:40:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Eco-Wise Green Housecleaning Service would like to announce the opening of their premium green housecleaning company. Living Eco-Wise believes that an important part of the total health of your family is ensuring that only non-toxic, all-natural and bio-degradable cleansers are used in the cleaning of your home. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and as such, requires the gentle touch of non-toxic and chemical-free cleansers....

2009-02-11 08:00:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Z Trim Holdings (OTC Bulletin Board: ZTHO), manufacturer of healthy multi-functional food ingredients, announced today that Bay Valley's E.D. Smith "Garden Goodness" French Style Dressing is made with Z Trim, listed as "corn fiber" on the ingredient panel. E.D. Smith, a division of Bay Valley Foods, inc., is committed to being the #1 store brand supplier of pourable dressings in North America. They offer the most extensive line in...

2009-02-04 08:52:00

Celebrate American Heart Month by Shopping Smart for Your Heart CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now is a good time to stock your kitchen with ingredients that will help you weather tough economic times and stick with healthy New Year resolutions. The following heart-smart ingredients are all less than $1 per serving, free of artificial trans fat and relatively low in saturated fat, while offering important nutrients. They are also widely available. Combine several of these...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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