The Truth About Gluten

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Lately it seems that a Gluten-free diet is the biggest “all healing” discovery of the century. Gluten-free diets are everywhere. Celebrities tweet about them, grocery stores are filled with products labeled “No Gluten!” and restaurants often offer special menus or items that don’t have any gluten in them. The most serious disease associated with gluten […]

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Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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This is an update to a previous blog, based on the latest published research. For many years, you’ve heard and read that being overweight or obese is not just a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for multiple health problems. Of course everybody knows about the increased risk for: heart disease, including heart

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Nightshade Veggies – Are They Good Or Bad For You?

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You’ve probably have heard the term “nightshade” vegetables. Some people think they are life saving plants, others consider them poisonous. Nightshades belong to a scientific family of plants called Solanaceae, which include several thousand species of flowering plants, and most of these plants are not edible as food. However, there are a good number of

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The Benefits Of Legumes

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Legume is basically a family of vegetables or plants that feature a pod with seeds inside it. There are many types: adzuki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, broad beans (fava beans), calico beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, peanuts, peas, pinto beans, soybeans (also

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Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

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We all know, or at least have heard, that eating more fruits and vegetables is beneficial to our health, and these nutrients can prevent and even treat multiple ailments. What fruits and vegetables do I have to eat to get the most benefit? I am sure this question has crossed your mind on several occasions.

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The Incredible Edible Egg! Are Eggs Good Or Bad For You?

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I am sure it is still fresh in everybody’s memory: “Eggs raise your cholesterol and cause heart attacks and strokes. Or if you eat them, you should avoid the yolk, or eat only egg beaters.” This has long been embedded in our minds, reinforced by warnings from multiple well-meaning doctors and scientists, and other “health

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Nordic Diet As An Alternative Healthy Diet

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Most of us have heard of the Mediterranean diet, and probably have tried it. But what about for people who don’t like it or are not used to eating southern food, and prefer to try cuisine from the other regions of the world? There is recently published data on the Nordic Diet, a fairly simple

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One Tomato A Day Keeps A Doctor Away.

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Yes, it’s not a mistake. I am writing about tomatoes, one of the most popular nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Almost all of us have had problems with the correct definition: is it a fruit or a vegetable? Actually it is a fruit that has been popular since Spanish explorers discovered the ancient Aztec civilizations.

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How To Pick The Right Probiotic

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I am sure you’ve heard this before: “Everybody needs to take probiotics. And our brand is exactly what you need.” What are the probiotics? They are live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host (you) when administered in adequate amounts. To experience sufficient health benefits from probiotic supplementation, it’s important to understand which

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Updates On The Fiber

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We know about the multiple benefits of the fiber in our diet from weight management to heart disease. Dietary fiber comes from plants. It is the portion of a plant that is not digested by our enzymes present in the digestive tract but that may be digested by the microorganisms that inhabit the intestines. The

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