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7 Great Flours for Gluten-Free Baking

Amaranth flour has a unique and earthy flavor and is high in fiber and protein. It is neither a grain or a grass but is actually a plant that is related to spinach and Swiss chard. The plant produces …

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Cashews to Beat the Blues

Maybe the pharmacy doesn't have to be the first place you stop when you're feeling down-in-the-dumps. A big helping of cashews may be just the ticket when you've got a mild case of the blues. What …

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Insomnia Relief Never Tasted So Good

Scientists could have some welcome news for insomniacs struggling to get a good night's sleep. Researchers who presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting found that tart cherry juice ma…

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5 Holistic Tools to Help You Sleep Better

More than a quarter of Americans find it difficult to sleep at night, says a report published in The Lancet. If you have trouble staying awake during daytime, find yourself nodding off while driving, …

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The Breakfast Food That Might Help You Sleep Better

Think oatmeal, and you think breakfast. No doubt a hearty bowl of oatmeal is a wonderful way to gear up for the day. It is rich in both insoluble and soluble fiber, which keep you feeling satisfied fo…

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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

If you throw away the seeds when you carve your next pumpkin you might want to reconsider, particularly after trying freshly roasted seeds. But they don’t just taste great, these seeds support superb …

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The 3 Best Snooze Foods

Trouble sleeping? Foods high in nutrients that promote serotonin levels can help. Bananas, toast, and honey are all examples of foods that can help treat insomnia and support healthy sleep patterns. W…

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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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How to Outsmart Insomnia

If you're suffering from insomnia or another sleep disorder, you may be surprised to learn just how much natural remedies can help. In this video, we'll look at how diet, exercise, food, and drinks ca…

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Boost Serotonin Naturally

A strange letter was recently published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience suggesting fruit as a treatment for depression. It starts out detailing how bad the disease can be; …

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As many of you have said what about the Faux Meat substance they use at Taco Bell? I've only had …

Is Care2 that hard up for articles? This one is just plain stupid in my not so humble opinion! :) …

But NOT THOSE GMO INGREDIENTS______SO TO ME THIS IS ANOTHER PR STUNT OF BS!