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Organic Produce Contains More Antioxidants

Organic Produce Contains More Antioxidants

Scientists look at a lot of data — including the famous Stanford analysis — and find an excellent reason to enjoy organic produce. Kimi Harris   July 16, 2014 A Stanford study released in 2012 made headlines when it was announced that there wasn’t necessarily a nutritional advantage to eating organic produce over conventional produce. Many people felt that the uproar that followed in response to the study – with people saying that organic food was a “scam” or useless…

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The Mother Of All Antioxidants

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

April 13, 2014 by Joe Martino We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and  many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans. We are of course talking about Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own.”) This…

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Hats Off to Maple Syrup For Its Many Health Benefits

Hats Off to Maple Syrup For Its Many Health Benefits

by Heather Dale    SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 When you need a sweetener, what do you turn to? Honey, agave nectar, or maybe just plane ole sugar? I’m far from being this “freaky” eater, but my sweetener of choice is organic, Grade A maple syrup. Aside from smothering pancakes and waffles in this delicious brown syrup, maple syrup is a very versatile sweetener. I like adding it to yogurt, oatmeal, or apple sauce, but you can also use it in dressings…

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10 Benefits and Uses For Miso

10 Benefits and Uses For Miso

a Care2 favorite by Delia Quigley I often introduce miso in my cooking classes or recommend its use for healing diets. As it is not a common American food staple, I often find that people are reluctant to pay for a tub of miso that will sit in the back of their refrigerator for most of eternity. Coming to embrace the benefits of serving miso soup on a daily basis can take time for some, unless it is a necessary…

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Chia Seeds – The Miracle Food

Chia Seeds – The Miracle Food

Posted By admin On Sunday, September 29, 2013  Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia, is a blooming plant that belongs to the family Lamiaceae ( mint ).It is believed to have originated in southern Mexico and Central America, where the seed played an important role in the diet of the Mayans and Aztecs .Chia Seeds Nutrition FactsNowadays, the popularity of chia seeds grows due to its high nutritional value. Chia seed is a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fat and…

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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    October 9, 2013    October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepare your pumpkin as a decoration, dessert or dinner, remember to save your seeds. If you simply scoop out and compost your pumpkin/squash seeds you could be throwing out a heap of great nutrients and their inherent plant-based health benefits. Vitamins, minerals…

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5 Natural Ways To Reduce Inflammation In Your Body

5 Natural Ways To Reduce Inflammation In Your Body

By Margaret Wertheim   May 3, 2013 Inflammation is associated with some of the worst health problems out there including heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. While acute inflammation is a helpful process for the body when you have an injury such as cutting your finger or spraining your ankle, chronic inflammation is detrimental. Here are some easy ways to adjust your diet to decrease inflammation and improve your overall health: 1. Make sure to…

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Foods that can fix your health problems

Foods that can fix your health problems

By Sarah Richards, Health.com     Fri August 30, 2013 A regular breakfast of 100% whole grain cereal with fruit and low-fat milk is great. for maintaining mood balance. (CNN) – Can’t sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. “Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet,” says the author of “The Blood Sugar Solution” cookbook, Dr. Mark Hyman. “It regulates every biological function of your body.” In…

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Fruit Isn’t Making You Fat, and Here’s Why

Fruit Isn’t Making You Fat, and Here’s Why

June 27, 2013    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Sugar has been making headlines as of late, with celebrities and trainers alike singling it out as one of the key culprits in America’s obesity crisis. Trouble is, fruit–because it contains natural sugar–sometimes gets lumped in with foods like baked goods, candy, and sugary drinks, and as a result, unnecessarily shunned. But in my private practice, I still recommend eating fruit–even for clients trying to lose weight. Here are five important…

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The 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain

The 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain

Maria Rodale  July 6, 2013 We all have those moments–a forgotten appointment, a name we can’t recall, a word that’s on the tip of our tongue. For the most part, these incidents don’t worry us. However, as we age, they seem to increase in significance. We wonder if we’re losing our edge. With Alzheimer’s disease and dementia constantly in the news, we can find ourselves falling prey to a climate of fear that plays on our worst anxieties about losing…

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