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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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The Million Dollar Question: Can Washing Conventional Produce Make It As Pure As Organic?

It's the question everyone wants an answer to: Does washing conventional produce really remove its pesticide residues? Organic is said to be the healthiest choice for diners young and old, but ití…

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Is Your Produce Trying to Kill You?

Fruits and veggies are good for you, but maybe not for the reason you think. Everyone seems to be smitten with the thought that fresh produce is loaded with antioxidants -- which reduce oxidative stre…

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The Fruit That Protects Your Kidneys

In our day to day life, we don't often think about our vital organs. And sometimes that's a good thing, because when they start drawing attention to themselves, it usually means we are dealing with a …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Appleseed

Every year on Arbor Day, people worldwide celebrate by planting trees in and around their neighborhoods. But no matter how many trees we all plant this Arbor Day, our efforts will probably pale in com…

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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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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

  With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it's more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your st…

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4 Tricks to Outsmart the Winter Blues

Daylight Savings Time is upon us. That means the holiday season is coming, but that also brings along the cold, dark, shortened days of winter. For many people, this can be a depressing time of year; …

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The Key to a Longer Life: Your Telomeres?

A miracle cream? Baths of olive oil? Surgery? No, the secret to a longer life is none of these things. It is more simple, more integral. To live longer, it appears you need to have longer telomeres. …

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:† Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.† Here's an expansion on…

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