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Healthy Indian Snack: Potato & Vegetable Cutlets

For those times when the afternoon stretches into a lazy evening, your taste buds might crave a touch of spice: try this hot favorite snack from an Indian kitchen. Summer or winter, it is a delight to…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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Hummus for Heart Health

I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytonutrients in beans, but beans have protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. As one review found,…

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How to Make Delicious Homemade Hummus For the Whole Month

Hummus is pretty much the perfect food: full of protein, great for quick meals and snacks, and it's so dang easy to make. But at the rate we eat hummus at our house, it seems like we're always running…

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22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods

Fiber is incredibly important. It escapes digestion in the stomach and ends up reaching the gut. There, it feeds the friendly gut bacteria, leading to all sorts of health benefits (1, 2). Fiber also p…

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This Easy, Delicious Dish Contains 7 Cancer-Fighting Ingredients

This tasty dish features a whopping seven cancer-fighting ingredients. Kidney beans are full of potassium and magnesium, and they help reduce bad LDL cholesterol as well as fight heart disease. Best o…

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7 Tips to Stop Sluggish Winter Weight Gain

Our bodies naturally crave more food in the winter. The problem is, we end up overeating by indulging in snacks between meals in an attempt to nourish our stressed bodies. Not to mention, when it's co…

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Legumes: Good or Bad for You?

Legumes are controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Sho…

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Simple Heirloom Beans

YIELD 8 servings Ingridents 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onions 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 serrano chiles, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups dried beans, soa…

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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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