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Green Power: Foods for the Future Health

Green Power: Foods for the Future Health

Green vegetables are literally a gold mine of nutrients and phytochemicals. So why does the average American eat green leafy vegetables only once or twice a week? Why are cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, turnip greens, arugula, and collards rarely seen at the...

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Protein Sabotage

Protein Sabotage

Proteins help to regulate energy production, optimal digestion, brain function, immune efficiency, and so much more! You may eat sufficient amounts of high quality protein, absorbed amino acids well, and still be protein deficient. This blog reveals twelve lifestyle...

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Citrus Boosts Your Health

Citrus Boosts Your Health

Hippocrates’ counsel, “Let food be your medicine,” offers much wisdom to us today. Besides providing a liberal supply of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, what other medicinal value do citrus fruits offer? Cancer Fighters Regular consumption of citrus fruits reduces...

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The Scoop on Dietary Fats

The Scoop on Dietary Fats

What About You? Confusion abounds about dietary fats and oils. Some say all fats are bad to eat, unsightly to wear (depending on distribution), and a harbinger of premature death regardless of age. On the other hand, some gorge daily on a smorgasbord of saturated...

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Is There A Flaw To Going All Raw?

Is There A Flaw To Going All Raw?

Why are so many people switching off their stoves and turning to raw foods? Adherents of the raw food diet are steadily growing. Some believe that a raw food diet is the most healthful diet and the one that most closely resembles the original diet. Others believe that...

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Trans Fats

Trans Fats

You could improve your heart health by making your own desserts—especially desserts that are fruit-based & whole grain-based. How? Use cold-pressed oils instead of regular oils, margarine, or saturated fats like lard or butter. Why? The usual refining of oils...

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Got Calcium?

Got Calcium?

When you think of calcium, what’s the first food that comes to your mind? Milk, right? But what if you avoid milk products? Can you still get enough calcium? HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? The amount of calcium the body needs each day is still debated by scientists. The current...

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Sugar and the Brain: What is the Real Truth?

Sugar and the Brain: What is the Real Truth?

The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams) every day. That translates into about 66 pounds of added sugar consumed each year, per person. Many refined sugars are “hidden” in processed foods. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than 6...

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