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35 Reasons to Boost your Berry Intake

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of berries: sweet strawberries, beautiful blueberries and tangy raspberries abound at local markets during the summer months, and if you didn't already l…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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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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The Delicious Vegetable That Helps You Fight Stress

Let us admit: life can be tough, and stress is a reality. Be it a niggling headache†or a big issue at work, factors that trigger stress are simply too many to count. Advice on how to counter stress…

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8 Things You Need to Know About Calcium

While calcium is probably the most discussed of all the minerals, most people still donít know a lot about this essential life-supporting mineral. Here are 8 things you need to know about calcium. …

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Are Vitamin Drinks Overdoing It?

Most of us donít get all of the nutrients we need from food alone. So we take supplements, buy fortified foods and drinks, and stock up on as many vitamins as we can. Why not? Vitamins are a good thin…

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Twitches, Cramps, Fatigue? You May Need More of this Mineral

Magnesium deficiency isnít often talked about as a leading cause of health problems. But this "invisible deficiency" deserves your attention if you have been suffering from exhaustion, lack of appetit…

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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat -- hello ice cream†-- what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch…

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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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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of†media reports declaring that organic food is no†more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A†meta-analysis pu…

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