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Which Seed is Better: Chia or Flax?

We hear a lot about the benefits of eating seeds. But when it comes to the goodness of chia seeds vs. flax seeds, do you know the differences? I'm learning, and here's what I've discovered. What th…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Chia Seeds

Although many people often associate chia seeds with the infamous ch-ch-ch-chia pet, their purpose goes beyond a ceramic puppy planter. Chia seeds are powerful little bundles that can offer serious he…

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Here’s Why Hemp Should be Your New Favorite Plant

Hemp is a controversial crop, but it's one that holds much promise as a food, fiber and as a fuel. Because hemp is a cousin to marijuana it gets an undeservedly bad reputation from the legal folks in …

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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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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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Sow the Seeds of Love: Valentine’s Gifts for Gardeners

Those of us who garden know that starting your own seeds might require more patience, planning, and time, but it is definitely worth it. Or, maybe I just think that because it helps calm the control f…

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Get a Jump Start on the Growing Season!

With a new year just around the corner, I'm willing to bet that some of you are making resolutions and gearing up for the great year ahead. Part of those preparations may include planning your spri…

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Best Phytosterol Dose and Source

Fiber bulks, speeds, and dilutes the intestinal waste stream to facilitate the removal of excess cholesterol from our bodies, as described in the above NutritionFacts.org video. This mechanism is simi…

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9 Healthy, High-Calorie Foods

By DivineCaroline Just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean it’s not fattening. In fact, some of the most nutritious foods come with serious calorie counts—with good reason. Considering calorie…

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Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …

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