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Eating for Health

Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses

How did doctors treat diabetes before insulin? Almost a thousand medicinal plants are known antidiabetic agents, including beans, most of which have been used in traditional medicine. Of course, just …

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Crunchy, Colorful ‘Confetti’ Coleslaw for BBQ Season

Cabbage is an underappreciated veggie, in my opinion. It's super nutritious, affordable, local to pretty much everywhere, and, most importantly, delicious. Although I love roasting and braising it, I …

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Smart Ways to Cook with Food Scraps (Beyond Broth)

Don't toss those carrot greens and broccoli stalks! A lot of the fruit and veggie scraps that we throw away†are actually totally edible. Not only does cooking with food scraps reduce the amount of …

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8 Surprising Sources of Protein

You don't need a diet full of red meat and raw eggs to get enough of protein. You probably don't even need a supplement. Indeed, there are plenty of healthy, vegetarian foods that are good sources of …

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5 Effortless Ways to Ditch Sugar

My client looked surprised when I circled a few less-than-obvious culprits that were holding her weight at a standstill. She thought she had been doing everything correctly. One glance at her journal…

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8 Reasons to Use Red Pepper Flakes

More than just a pizza topping, red pepper flakes have a slew of cooking and health benefits. Also known as crushed red pepper, this multi-beneficial†spice does everything from†brightening flavor in d…

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While Kale Rides the Corporate Ladder, I’ll Stick With Collards

Pass the watercress. Or the arugula. Iíll even take some purple cabbage; anything dark, leafy and other than kale, please. Whatís turned†kale into the iceberg of the supergreens category? One word:…

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Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More

People who eat the most legumes appear to only have a fraction of the risk for a type of prediabetes known as metabolic syndrome. Legumes are beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils. In one study ou…

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Warm Kale Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing & Avocado

Tahini, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, sambal oelek, honey and rice vinegar make for a magical combination of salty, sweet and spicy that makes me hungry even if I've just eaten. Paired with war…

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7 Major Links Between Diet and Mental Health

Diet is one of the key factors of preventing disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It's no surprise, then, that what you eat can also impact your mental health, and, for people with mental illn…

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