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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    January 28, 2015 Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help…

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

Katie Waldeck     November 23, 2013 With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it’s more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your stress level down, can really do a lot for your health. But having a right diet is just, if not more, important. Luckily, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables out there that have immunity-boosting properties. Tip: Look…

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The 5 best soup ingredients to beat a cold

The 5 best soup ingredients to beat a cold

Bolster your immune system with these delicious soup ingredients that help fight off the common cold and flu. By Matthew Kadey, RD 1. Pumpkin seeds Forget the medicine cabinet. If you really want to fend off a cold or flu, find comfort in a healing bowl of soup. Grandma’s chicken noodle remedy isn’t the only soup to lift your spirits when sick. Research shows a number of foods (which also make for some delicious soup ingredients) can boost your body’s…

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Vitamin-packed foods help you fight disease

Vitamin-packed foods help you fight disease

MCCLATCHY / TIMES COLONIST    JANUARY 25, 2013 BARBARA QUINN            The Monterey County Herald “A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill, if you don’t eat it,” said Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He understood what we now know: Deficiencies of vitamins and other vital nutrients can cause us to fall prey to illness. So do our food choices really influence how susceptible we are to…

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7 Health Benefits of Carrots

7 Health Benefits of Carrots

Published on August 3, 2012 Carrots are a favorite vegetable in cultures all over the world. They’re great as a healthy raw snack, juiced, or cooked with other vegetables in soups and stir fries, but the best thing about carrots is how good they are for us. Cancer PreventionThe high levels of antioxidants in carrots help to lower the risk of cancer. Studies have found that carrots may help to prevent three of the most common types of cancer: breast,…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Carrots are more than a tasty addition to almost any dish. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati   September 15, 2012 So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy…

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