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5 Poisonous Berries You Should Avoid–And 3 You Can Eat

A number of common houseplants and decorative plants have highly toxic berries, which make them a risky choice to keep around if you have small children or pets that can't resist the allure of a colou…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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Fruits & Vegetables May Have a Larger Mental Impact Than We Thought

It's common knowledge that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. But what about your mind? Does what you eat have any effect on your mental well being? According to new research, it j…

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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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