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Is Phytic Acid Cheating You of Important Minerals?

Phytic acid is a unique natural substance found in plant seeds. It has received considerable attention due to its effects on mineral absorption. Phytic acid impairs the absorption of iron, zinc and c…

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The Top 5 Fat-Burning Fruits

Are you trying to lose weight? Now you can have your fruit and your weight loss too. Most fruit contains excessive amount of natural sugars that quickly converts into fat when eaten in excess. The…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  We also made a long distance move.  Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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Is Low Stomach Acid Damaging Your Health?

If you’re suffering from bloating, gas, indigestion, and frequently even heartburn, you may have insufficient stomach acid. Officially called hydrochloric acid, this compound is essential to digest pr…

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12 Ways to Supercharge Your Digestion

You are what you eat, according to the adage, but I say you are what you eat, digest, absorb, and assimilate. The building blocks of every cell, tissue, gland, hormone, organ, organ system are found i…

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Boost Your Immune System with Zinc

Need to fight a cold? Heal a persistent wound? You might want to check out the powerful mineral zinc!…

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Quick and Easy Mexican Salad

This is one of my favorite salad recipes. Don't be scared off by the ingredient list. It's quick and easy to make.  And even better to eat. Ingredients: One head of leaf or romaine lettuce, wash…

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Buckwheat: 12 Reasons to Love the Unsung Superfood

Unrelated to wheat, buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed of a plant related to rhubarb.  As is often the case with seeds, buckwheat’s nutritional value surpasses grains.  Here are 10 r…

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12 Health Dangers of Cooking Food at High Temperatures

Have you ever thought about what happens when you cook food?  My father used to always tell us about how we started losing nutrition as soon as we picked food from the garden and even more once we coo…

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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