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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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7 Tips to Stop Sluggish Winter Weight Gain

Our bodies naturally crave more food in the winter. The problem is, we end up overeating by indulging in snacks between meals in an attempt to nourish our stressed bodies. Not to mention, when it's co…

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Is Phytic Acid Cheating You of Important Minerals?

Phytic acid is a unique natural substance found in plant seeds. It has received considerable attention due to its effects on mineral absorption. Phytic acid impairs the absorption of iron, zinc and c…

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Legumes: Good or Bad for You?

Legumes are controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Sho…

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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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Eat Beans to Live Longer

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart; the more you eat, the...longer you live? Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from inst…

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4 Powerful Foods That Guard Your Heart

Warnings about foods that harm your heart abound: fried potatoes, greasy burgers, cream-rich pasta... But here's a look at four fabulous foods that do your heart a world of good. The great thing is, t…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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Top 12 Detox Superfoods

Even if you don't plan on doing a detox program, your health will benefit from adding more detox superfoods to your daily diet. There are many great superfoods with detoxifying properties, but here ar…

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17 Ways to Build Better Blood

Your blood feeds every cell, tissue, gland, organ, and organ system in your body. Without strong, oxygen-rich blood these systems can become compromised. Here are 17 ways to build stronger, richer, he…

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