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Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberries and pecans make this a fun and delicious way to eat quinoa. The light dressing complements the subtle flavors of the quinoa. Ingredients 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water ½ teaspoon olive o…

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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The Breakfast Food That Might Help You Sleep Better

Think oatmeal, and you think breakfast. No doubt a hearty bowl of oatmeal is a wonderful way to gear up for the day. It is rich in both insoluble and soluble fiber, which keep you feeling satisfied fo…

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Vibrant Vegetarian Meal in a Bowl: Lentil & Rice Salad

Rice and lentils pair beautifully in the taste department. They combine well nutritionally, too. Lentils, which are legumes, give you insoluble fiber, while rice gives you soluble fiber--both kinds of…

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Pesto Minestrone Soup

A whole meal unto itself, this soup is a flavorful twist on a classic. You can make the pesto yourself or buy one of the wonderful pestos that are available at the market. ½ onion, cubed 1 leek, s…

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4 Healthy & Zesty Yogurt Toppings to Try

Starting your day with a bowl of low-fat Greek yogurt is one of life's healthy pleasures. And the most delicious way to enjoy yogurt is with fresh, juicy fruit. But when those peaches and fresh ber…

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The State of Veganism In America [Infographic]

Americans eat a ton of food each year. That's not hyperbole. In 2011, USDA research found that average American eats about 1,966.3 pounds of food each year. Even more shocking are the type of foods th…

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Pita Pizza with Kale Pesto

Healthy and full of flavor, with homemade pesto, this is a simple and fun pizza. We use pita bread because it makes a very thin crispy crust. Pizza 2 cups mozzarella, shredded 2 whole pita bread,…

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5 Effective Ways to Warm Up Cold Hands and Feet

Are your hands and feet always "frozen" in winter? One of the obvious causes for this is the cold season, which slows down circulation. To get the blood flowing better, here are some easy tricks t…

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Good News for Chocolate Lovers: Cocoa Fights Colon Cancer

If you love chocolate, there is some delicious news for you. Research studies have shown that the antioxidants in cocoa can lower your risk of colon cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death…

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