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Simple Bean and Pasta Salad

YIELD 8 servings Ingredients 12 ounces cavatappi, penne or ziti pasta 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup finely shredded basil 3/4 cup shaved or grated Parmigia…

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Why You Should Add Black Beans to Your Diet

Black beans are nutritional gold. A rich source of protein, they are both delicious and satisfying. Here is a list of their nutrition quotient: WHFoods quotes recent research on the colon cancer fi…

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Are Canned Beans as Healthy as Cooked Beans?

Beans are an essential part of any healthful diet. The federal government recommends about half a cup a day of beans, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable since they have the best of both w…

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Eat Beans to Live Longer

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart; the more you eat, the...longer you live? Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from inst…

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5 Easy & Healthy Upgrades for Your Salads

Bored with your regular platter of lettuce, tomato and cucumber? How about adding more color, texture, flavor and nutrition value to your salads with these simple additions: Brown rice: Toss in ¼ t…

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

We've known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils and they don't even get half the blood sugar spike that they would get with…

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Summer Bowtie Pasta

This pasta salad is perfect for summertime potlucks! It's quick, easy, inexpensive to make -- and the best part is that people won't think twice about it being vegan! Approx. cost per serving: $0.7…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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Top 12 Detox Superfoods

Even if you don't plan on doing a detox program, your health will benefit from adding more detox superfoods to your daily diet. There are many great superfoods with detoxifying properties, but here ar…

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6 Healthy Ingredients in Mexican Food

Low-fat Mexican recipes need not be an oxymoron! Ditch the salt, cheese and cream, and get more of these super-healthy ingredients on your plate. Beans: They lower bad cholesterol, nourish the brai…

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