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Why You Should Add Black Beans to Your Diet

Black beans are nutritional gold. A rich source of protein, they are both delicious and satisfying. Here is a list of their nutrition quotient: WHFoods quotes recent research on the colon cancer fi…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  We also made a long distance move.  Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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The Missing Link in Preventing Disease: Eating the Rainbow

Most people know that we need adequate amounts of oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and good carbs for great health. What they don’t realize is that a group of micronutrients…

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17 Ways to Build Better Blood

Your blood feeds every cell, tissue, gland, organ, and organ system in your body. Without strong, oxygen-rich blood these systems can become compromised. Here are 17 ways to build stronger, richer, he…

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Quick and Easy Mexican Salad

This is one of my favorite salad recipes. Don't be scared off by the ingredient list. It's quick and easy to make.  And even better to eat. Ingredients: One head of leaf or romaine lettuce, wash…

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Buckwheat: 12 Reasons to Love the Unsung Superfood

Unrelated to wheat, buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed of a plant related to rhubarb.  As is often the case with seeds, buckwheat’s nutritional value surpasses grains.  Here are 10 r…

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Two Berries Delay Brain Aging Two-and-a-Half Years

A Harvard study published in the Annals of Neurology indicates that eating a diet high in blueberries and strawberries can slow brain aging and cognitive decline by up to two and a half years. Dr. …

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Rainbow Foods: Enjoy Your Phytochemicals!

There are many reasons to enjoy a whole foods plant-based diet. And high on the list of eye-catching colorful reasons are phytochemicals! The word ‘phytochemical’ literally means phyto (plant) - ch…

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To Soy or Not to Soy?

Almost everybody these days has an opinion about soy. One person touts soy’s incredible health properties and phytonutrients, while an­other indicates that soy is harmful to your health. What’s a pers…

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Surprising Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

When most people think of osteoporosis, they assume it is caused by a calcium deficiency.  While there’s no doubt that calcium plays a role in the disease, the incidence of osteoporosis is highest in …

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I don't believe in supplements and this needs a lot more research to convince me.

Thanks for all the tips! They are all good ones!

Sounds good, although the bottles I'm seeing online have rather large doses and state the dose or ne…

Are there natural sources of D-ribose? I really dislike artificial dietary supplements.