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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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How To Get Your Dog To Eat His Veggies and Fruit

While my dogs don't share my vegetarian lifestyle, there are many fruits and veggies that I feed Sanchez and Gina as treats. But, how do I get them to want their veggies and fruit as much as their dog…

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6 Health Benefits of Quinoa (& A Sweet Potato Quinoa Cake Recipe)

Mmm, quinoa - a superfood with no fewer than six awesome health benefits. Let us count the ways we love you, quinoa! You... are a complete protein-rich food containing NINE essential amino acid…

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Why Your Garden Needs Healthy Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a power food, it's really hard to beat a sweet potato. These delicious, versatile tubers come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they're also incredibly nutritio…

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Sweet Potato Gratin with Shallots and Gouda (Recipe)

Skip the marshmallows and syrup this year -- instead, try this stellar combination of sweet potatoes, shallots and gouda. Thanksgiving prep tip: go ahead and make this the day before. On the day of…

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7 Autumn Harvest Superfoods

I love autumn's crisp air, brilliant colors, and especially all the wonderful harvest foods. Here are seven of my favorite fall superfoods: Apples—We've all heard the adage, "an apple a day keeps t…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Butter Sauce

  Maple syrup, marshmallows, pecans, brown sugar.. When it comes to mashed sweet potatoes, plenty of sweet potato recipes put way too much emphasis on the sweet. Put down the sugar -- try savo…

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7 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

I recently embarked on a clean eating adventure that involved giving up most grain/starch, dairy, and refined sugar. As a result, I've lost weight, gained clearer skin, and enjoyed more energy! On …

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Sweet Potatoes are a Superfood for Africans

It’s not news that malnutrition is a major issue throughout the world, with children being the most innocent victims of this international crisis. While there’s not a perfect solution, yet, it’s enc…

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Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that provide the yellow-orange-red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches, squash, and ot…

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