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articles by: Diana Herrington

Quinoa is Amazing: How to Cook Quinoa Properly

I love the light flavor of quinoa! It is easy to digest, and is not sticky or heavy like grains, making it a wonderful grain-like food for summer. It is more than just a tasty food. Quinoa has ma…

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6 Top Reasons to Eat Turmeric Every Day

If you had to choose just one spice in the world to increase your well being and help you live a long healthy life, a good choice would be turmeric. There are over 1,000 published animal and human …

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Easy Anti-inflammatory Meal Plan

Want to get lots of anti-inflammatory foods into your diet? This one meal has all of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods in it. It’s also extremely high in antioxidants. When inflammation is out of …

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Top 12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is an important immune system function. But, when out of control, it can cause serious damage. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabe…

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7 Health Benefits of Ginger

I love the aromatic spicy taste of ginger and how it adds a unique flavor to my meals and beverages. But ginger has plenty of other beneficial properties besides its taste. Chinese medicine and Indian…

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Inflammation: The Slow Silent Killer

Inflammation is an essential function of your body’s immune response, but even a little too much inflammation can cause you health problems. You don’t have to have pain or swelling in your body to ha…

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2 Amazing Ingredients For Gluten-Free Cooking

Arrowroot and kudzu are high quality starches that will add amazing texture and taste to your gluten-free cooking. I'm happy I discovered them in my macrobiotic (grain-based diet) days. I used to bake…

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Lycopene, the Powerful Nutrient That May Help Prevent Cancer

Lycopene is a super star when it comes to good health and cancer prevention. We find it in the news regularly. So what is it? Lycopene is what gives red fruits and vegetables their bright red color…

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5 Non-Addictive Delicious Desserts

Why postpone true happiness and radiant health? You you can have your cake and eat it too. Eating delicious desserts without feeding your sugar addiction is easy--it just involved purchasing the right…

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The Most Addictive Foods (and Least Addictive) According to Science

We often talk about junk food like it's an addictive drug. New research from Michigan highlights that those highly-processed and fatty foods like pizza, chips and sugary chocolate are, in fact, addict…

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about Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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