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Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young

When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger-looking and feeling. But tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a pla…

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14 Amazing Reasons to Love (and Eat) Grapefruit

Grapefruit is rarely mentioned as a superfood extraordinaire.  Nutrition authors rarely give it a place on their top foods lists.  Few people even consider grapefruit for its health-promoting properti…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  We also made a long distance move.  Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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8 Must-Have Summer Superfoods

You don’t need to spend a fortune on exotic superfoods from distant lands to reap the amazing health benefits they offer.  With summer here, there are many great superfoods at your local market, farm …

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9 Brain Superfoods

Your brain controls every function in your body yet we rarely give it a second thought.  And, few of us choose foods that protect or heal our brain.  Here are some of the best foods for thought (liter…

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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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Surprising Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

When most people think of osteoporosis, they assume it is caused by a calcium deficiency.  While there’s no doubt that calcium plays a role in the disease, the incidence of osteoporosis is highest in …

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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3 Super-Healing Summer Melons

Cantaloupe for Healthy Eyes The orange color gives away some of this fruit’s healing ability. One cup of cantaloupe contains enough beta-carotene to provide your full daily intake of vitamin A. Bet…

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