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Eating for Health

Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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4 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

You probably didn't even know what probiotics were a year ago. All of a sudden, you can find “good bacteria” in everything from toothpaste to chocolate. Probiotics have their place, but adding them to…

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Eat Your Water! Here’s How

Staying hydrated is essential to staying healthy--water makes up about 60 percent of our body weights, and even just a five percent decrease of water in the body declines muscle strength and endurance…

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3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

These healthy smoothie recipes star seasonal summer fruits. Let's get blending! Most of the year frozen fruits are the base for my healthy smoothie recipes, but in summer there's so much beautiful,…

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Organic Foods Are Higher in Cancer-Fighting Antioxidants, New Study Shows

Foods grown without toxic chemicals aren't just good for the environment. A new study by Newcastle University in the UK shows that organic foods actually contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants and …

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Which Spices Protect Against DNA Damage?

In my post Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices' ability to protect DN…

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11 Health Benefits of Cherries

Cherries are delicious, beautiful, and in season now! National Cherry Day is on July 16th in the UK. Eat this superfruit before its short growing season comes to an end. When you eat cherries, you …

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Mouthwatering Uses for Homegrown Tomatoes

It's that time of summer when my first home-grown tomatoes are starting to ripen. Cue the marching band. I eat those first few tomatoes like candy. My Sweet 100 cherries don't even make it to the k…

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Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Now We Know.

Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community — and the planet. I’ve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than …

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5 Most Addictive & Unhealthy Foods

We all eat unhealthy foods... sometimes. But to be addicted is another story. Some foods are a losing battle, as their chemical composition urges you to eat and crave more and more, loading on the …

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