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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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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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A-Z Crucial Vitamins & Why Your Body Needs Them

Our bodies need various vitamins and minerals to achieve optimum health and prevent illness. The following are some of the most crucial vitamins for our health. Certain nutrients are beneficial when p…

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6 Easy Ways to Get More Nutrition from Everyday Foods

In every household, there is usually a set way to clean, cut and cook vegetables. Most of these methods are so routine we don't think twice about them. For example, you might always eat carrots raw, o…

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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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We don't have fluoride in our water, but probably worse additives.... I drink herbal teas and Sout…

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