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Nuts Aplenty, Nuts Galore! The Ultimate Guide (Infographic)

No one eats enough nuts. There are so many to choose from and they all do different and miraculous things for our bodies. Below is The Ultimate Guide to Nuts (and seeds!) so that you can snack with th…

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The Nut That Boosts Metabolism and Busts Belly Fat

With its rich, creamy taste, I for one would never have suspected the decadent pistachio of aiding weight loss. But turns out that this is a metabolism-boosting nut, and science has proof of it. A …

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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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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins

YIELD 12 servings Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and shred…

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Want to Love Longer? Eat Some Nuts

We’ve known that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. But do those who eat nuts actually live longer lives? …

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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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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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Goodness in a Glass: 3 Fruity Breakfast Drinks for Busy People

Ever since I began using my blender to whip up fruit-based shakes and smoothies, I have not had to miss out on breakfast, which is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. Each morning, I walk …

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Eat 9 Walnuts a Day to Keep Stress at Bay

Walnuts are a wonder nut, that offer almost too many health benefits to count. Here is a quick list: Walnuts are a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. These compound…

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