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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as black-eyed beans, are among the most nourishing in the legume family. Their name, of course, comes from the prominent black spot on their creamy skin. Growing up, my …

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The Secret to Finding Your Perfect Energy Bar

Whether youíre an athlete, a parent on the run, or just trying to get through a long day at the office, most people pack an energy bar now and then. But, not all energy bars are created equal. Some ar…

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How to Make Beans and Grains More Digestible

Beans and grains can be the culprits behind intestinal gas and bloating, but proper preparation will enhance their digestibility and bypass the unpleasant after-effects. The health benefits of bean…

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3 Grains You Should Try if You Love Quinoa

Quinoa is a terrific, nutritionally-packed gluten-free grain, but donít get boxed in. There are a variety of delicious gluten-free grains out there in all colors, shapes and sizes. If you enjoy quinoa…

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Love Pasta? Try These Super Healthy Noodle Alternatives

Pasta is delicious, but it doesn't always have to mean†those dense, high-carb noodles made with white flour. Believe it or not, there are a few lighter, more fiber-rich options that taste just as good…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Chia Seeds

Although many people often associate chia seeds with the infamous ch-ch-ch-chia pet, their purpose goes beyond a ceramic puppy planter. Chia seeds are powerful little bundles†that can offer†serious he…

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3 Simple Rules for Finding a Healthier Breakfast Cereal

Cereal can make a convenient, nutritious breakfast, but buyer beware! Many, many cereals are labeled as nutritious and healthy, when in reality, they are nutrition-less sugar bombs. While Cinnamon Toa…

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The Healthy Fiber Fad is Back

Remember when fiber was a fad and we ate food that tasted like cardboard? Back in the 80s and 90s, we read labels looking for added fiber and bran muffins and bran flakes became very popular. No one w…

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5 Everyday Superfoods for Better Poo

As a chef and educator, I talk a lot about food with my students and clients. And when† talking about food, itís also important to talk about poop. Quite honestly, itís one of my favorite subjects …

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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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