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An Easy, Yummy Way to Prepare Nutritious Quinoa

I usually have some quinoa in my pantry—and for a long time, I used it as a base for different kinds of salads, adding veggies, crumbled cheese, olive oil, herbs and seasonings. I still enjoy quinoa s…

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#1 Anticancer Vegetable

I'm so excited and honored to become a more active member of the Care2 community. I'm a physician, author, and researcher specializing in nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. One of my sm…

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How Diet Affects Blood Pressure

It’s important to understand that uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increases your risk of having a stroke. The good news thou…

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Salt or Fructose: Which is Worse for Your Diet?

The U.S. News & World Report recently evaluated and ranked 20 different diets based on the ease of the regimen, level of nutrition, safety, and their effectiveness for combating obesity, diabe…

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Can Eating Wheat Affect Mental Health?

Most people believe that grains are a wholesome part of a healthy diet, particularly whole grains, such as whole wheat. Whole grains are also one of the relatively few foods that are allowed to ma…

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Common Ingredient Linked to Mental Illness

A recent study in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that gluten sensitivity may be linked to schizophrenia and psychosis.  Scientists at the Department of Pediatrics, John Hopkins School of Medi…

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Diabetes Risk Increased by White Rice and Reduced by Brown

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health completed a study in which they found eating five servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating …

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Bon Appetit Baby: Make Your Own Organic Baby Food (with Video)

Baby food doesn't have to come in jars. It grows on trees and in gardens! Writing Grow A Green Baby prompted me to think about all of the little choices and dilemmas new parents are faced with da…

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Getting Enough Protein as a Vegan

Q: I am a vegan and try to get a fair amount of protein, but how much do I really need to keep myself healthy? A: You should aim for 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per kg of your body weight. As a vegan…

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