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Why You Should Add Black Beans to Your Diet

Black beans are nutritional gold. A rich source of protein, they are both delicious and satisfying. Here is a list of their nutrition quotient: WHFoods quotes recent research on the colon cancer fi…

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Improve Your Life With … Green Smoothies?

There are many so-called "superfoods" out there that boast miraculous claims that often can't hold any water. But, the ubiquitous green smoothie? Sure, it has fruits and veggies galore, but can it rea…

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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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Burning Fat With Flavonoids

Nuts appear to boost one's metabolism, such that when we eat nuts we burn more of our own fat to compensate. In my 2-min. video, Testing the Fat Burning Theory, I show that people who don’t eat nuts t…

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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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Waste Not an Onion Skin, Want Not…

I consider myself fairly conscientious about food waste. While I refuse to dine on a prematurely cracked egg or an especially fuzzy and off-color piece of fruit, I do make the most of what I have and …

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Luteolin: Memory Protector

Remember to eat your green bell and hot chile peppers. Research shows that they'll help you to remember in return. A 2010 University of Illinois study funded by the National Institutes of Health fo…

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9 Disease-Preventing Plant Nutrients You Need to Know

1.  Anthocyanins These natural, health-boosting substances give certain fruits their purple to reddish color. Not only does research show that anthocy­anins have the capacity to boost short-term me…

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Detox Your Brain–Part 2

Scientists once thought the brain had built-in protection against harmful toxins through its blood-brain barrier, as the name would suggest. Recently, however, study after study shows that the toxic i…

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How to Choose the Best Green Tea

I know that drinking green tea is great for our health, but is all green tea the same? How can I make sure I am getting the most health benefits from drinking green tea? You’re right, in repeated …

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