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5 Green Foods You Should Be Eating

Yes, yes, we all know we should eat more greens. But, the regular rounds of broccoli, green beans, and lettuce can get rather tiresome. Instead, try these nutrient-dense green foods that are often ove…

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Are Your Nut Butter Cravings Out of Control?

Too many times have I cracked open a half-full jar of almond butter, spoon firmly in hand, with the heroic intention of taking one small spoonful, only to spot my feet through the bottom glass mere mi…

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Is Chocolate the New Weight Loss Remedy?

Few people would mention chocolate as a weight loss remedy, but two new studies demonstrate dark chocolate as a valuable food against excess weight. In the study "Dark Chocolate:  An Obesity Parado…

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Ready in 20: Delicious, Protein-Packed Dal Soup

This is a soup I love to enjoy on a cool evening, with warm bread or just on its own. It is easy to prepare, because the yellow lentil in it cooks quite quickly. Mung dal is a great source of protein,…

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11 Super Health Benefits in Just One Celery Stalk

Apples walk away with most health accolades, and spinach leads the healthy veggie brigade. Compared to them, celery is somewhat unsung, but once you read its incredible--and nearly endless--list of he…

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Do Health Supplements Really Work? (Infographic)

Spending time and money on your health can be frustrating if you're not seeing results. Many of us intend to fill in dietary gaps or boost our energy with a vitamin here, some probiotics there and a m…

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The Overlooked Bone-Building Nutrient

If you asked most people what nutrients are needed to build strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis, you'd mostly hear one response: calcium.  Yet, calcium is one of over a dozen nutrients that are e…

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13 Reasons to Love Chocolate

Forget death by chocolate. More and more research is showing that high quality, dark chocolate (or cocoa or cacao) may actually improve your health. Here are 13 reasons to love chocolate: 1.  Choco…

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Nutrient Slashes Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Osteoporosis

According to research in the journal Nutrition Reviews, low magnesium intake increases the risk of many serious health conditions, including: “type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, elevated C-reacti…

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Build Stronger Bones, Nails & Hair

One mineral is essential to bone-building, immune system strengthening, calcium absorption and building strong nails, hair, and teeth, yet most people never give it a second thought. It is silica. Sil…

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