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Why You Should Snack on Bruschetta: 7 Healthy Reasons

A hunk of Italian bread brushed with oil, rubbed with garlic, topped with juicy tomatoes, sprinkled with basil leaves: bruschetta is more than an appetizer; it is truly a slice of good health. Rarely…

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Polenta with Sweet Peppers

Fall is on its way, which makes it the perfect time to share this warm and comforting dish. We like to make the polenta creamy almost like the texture of grits. Sauté 1 cup chopped onions ½ red…

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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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Can Peanut Butter Protect Your Heart?

Americans love their peanuts. According to the National Peanut Board, each American, on average, consumes more than six pounds of peanuts or peanut butter products every year. That might not be a b…

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Quinoa Cakes

These cakes are delicious and not hard to make. They’re good plain or with the pesto sauce on top (see sauce recipe at bottom).  Adding avocados, or salsa, is tasty, too! 4 eggs, well beaten ½ c…

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Wild vs. Farmed Salmon: Can Some Fish Be Bad For You?

Salmon is commonly prized for its health benefits. It is a fatty fish that is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which most people don't get enough of. However, not all salmon is created equal, unfor…

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Love Bars

You'll find out why these are called "love bars" when you try them. Super moist and delicious, they are easy to make and yummy! The granola and walnuts give them an added satisfying crunch. Bring them…

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27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet an…

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Which Foods to Eat & Avoid to Prevent Late-Age Vision Loss

So, you are hit by a post-lunch sugar craving. Which of these are you more likely to choose? ...Be honest.   OR If you chose the orange slices, you could safely skip this post. But if ri…

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Italian Spinach Salad and Crispy Eggplant

Simple and delicious, this salad is super as a side or just on its own. The softness of the baby spinach goes well with the creaminess of the Caesar and the crunch of the sunflower seeds. Italia…

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