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The Missing Link in Preventing Disease: Eating the Rainbow

Most people know that we need adequate amounts of oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and good carbs for great health. What they don’t realize is that a group of micronutrients…

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Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that provide the yellow-orange-red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches, squash, and ot…

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Goji Berries: Worthy of the Name “Superfood”

Grown in India, Tibet, and China, goji berries have been given the title of superfood because they are one of the world's most nutritionally rich foods. These small fruits, no bigger than the size of …

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Rainbow Foods: Enjoy Your Phytochemicals!

There are many reasons to enjoy a whole foods plant-based diet. And high on the list of eye-catching colorful reasons are phytochemicals! The word ‘phytochemical’ literally means phyto (plant) - ch…

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Surprising Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

When most people think of osteoporosis, they assume it is caused by a calcium deficiency.  While there’s no doubt that calcium plays a role in the disease, the incidence of osteoporosis is highest in …

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10 Health Benefits of Peas

Written by Randy Fritz, co-creator with Diana Herrington at Real Food For Life. Many people think peas are just a poor man's meat or a cheap restaurant side dish that puts 'green' on your plate. …

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Raw Corn and Avocado Salad

by Andrea D'Amore, Assistant Editor of Healing Recipes on Allthingshealing.com Being that this recipe is entirely raw, you get all of the valuable vitamins, nutrients and enzymes that are a part o…

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