• 7 Baking Soda Surprises?>

    7 Baking Soda Surprises

    by Berkeley Wellness

    What is baking soda—which is best known for helping dough to rise—doing in your toothpaste, deodorant, antacid and refrigerator? Turns out, it comes in handy in a number of surprising ways.

  • Should You Brine Your Meat??>
    Ask the Experts

    Should You Brine Your Meat?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Soaking chicken or pork in a brine of salt and sugar before cooking makes the meat moist and flavorful. The salt carries moisture into the muscle tissue of the meat, thus softening it. But it can impart a fair amount of sodium, so go easy with the salt shaker once it's done.

  • The Magic of Miso?>

    The Magic of Miso

    by Andrea Klausner, MS, RD

    Miso, a fermented soybean paste used in Asian cuisine, is traditionally made by combining soybeans with salt and a special fungal starter culture and then left to ferment for up to three years. Here's a look at its nutrition and possible health benefits.