Nutrition

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The Good Carb for Diabetes and Heart Disease

The Good Carb for Diabetes and Heart Disease

You need these carbohydrate foods if you are obese or at risk of cardiovascular disease, prediabetes, the metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes. Which carbs? Fiber-rich, whole-plant foods. In this blog, we examine the health benefits of soluble fiber. Soluble fibers...

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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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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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Gluten-free Diet: Is It for You?

Gluten-free Diet: Is It for You?

Approximately 30% of all Americans now, either avoid gluten-containing foods or eliminate gluten all together. The popular paleo diet avoids gluten-containing grains and claims that our distant ancestors did not eat them. Even some PBS TV health specials and popular...

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Almonds Win the Numbers Contest

Almonds Win the Numbers Contest

Nutritious and tasty, almonds yield rich health benefits, especially to those who have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. If they are not on your table daily then you could be missing out. Almonds Improve Bowel Health! One chief health complaint...

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Walnuts to the Rescue

Walnuts to the Rescue

If you are overweight, have a pot-belly, metabolic syndrome, or diabetes, daily consumption of walnuts will help you. Why? Like most nuts, walnuts are rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, unsaturated oils, and blood vessel health-promoting minerals such as magnesium and...

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Health Benefits from Marvelous Millet

Health Benefits from Marvelous Millet

Want to try a delicious alkaline and gluten-free cereal for a change? Studies indicate that millet actually targets diabetes and inflammation. Providing a good amount of magnesium, phosphorus, protein, fiber, and anti-oxidants, this tasty cereal is certainly...

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