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What's New and Beneficial About Broccoli

What's New and Beneficial About Broccoli

Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed...

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Sugar - Awww Honey, Honey

I truly had a revelation at the beginning of this year. My revelation was that SUGAR was the enemy and the enemy is everywhere.

I began a sugar detox program that lasted 21 days. I started this program because I was sick all of the time. I knew it had to be my diet, so I started with the...

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Just eat real food!

If it comes in a package, can, bottle or box read the ingredients. It is probably processed. Look for single item ingredients like a piece of fruit, a head of greens, green beans. Meat comes in packages but generally you can see what's inside and it is just one type of meat. The exception is sau...

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Sweet Potatoes: A Tasty Treat for Your Health

Sweet Potatoes: A Tasty Treat for Your Health


Whenever I find information that will help promote optimal health, I am always eager to share it with all of my readers. This is especially true when it comes to diet, as proper nutrition is one of the pillars of good health and wellness.
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The benefits of berries

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are powerful superfoods. There are numerous health benefits from eating these wonderful fruits and they should be incorporated into every balanced diet.

Berries can play a role, packed with nutrients that naturally lower blood pressure...

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"No." - How to Win the Cravings Battle

Considering how hooked that I have been more recently to sweets and salty-fatty treats, it amazes me how casually that I can now say "no" to overindulging in poor food choices. I never feel deprived, either. It's like I live in a completely different reality now from the most indulgent and unhealthi...

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Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content. Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index ...

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Olives: how to select, store, and prepare

Olives: how to select, store, and prepare

While olives have been traditionally sold in jars and cans, many stores are now offering them in bulk in large barrels or bins (often called an "olive bar"). Buying bulk olives will allow you to experiment with many different types with which you may...

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Eating Within My Means

It's no secret that if we take in more calories than our set nutrition goals, we will be disappointed in the results. Therefore, I have learned to diligently stay within my set 2000 calories per day. In order to maximize my efforts, I have learned to plan for bulky lo-cal salads with shredded cumber...

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Some Foods That Aren't As Healthy As They Seem

By Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated June 17, 2016


Some foods have what's known as a health halo—they seem like smart choices, but in reality, they're not. I call them food fakers! Here are a few of my favorite examples.

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