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What Are Beet Greens Good For?

What Are Beet Greens Good For?


Beet Greens Nutrition Facts
The Buzz on Beet Greens


Grown in the Mediterranean region as far back as 2,000 B.C., beet cultivation spread to Babylonia in the eighth century, then to China around 850 A.D.

Beets, along with their greens, be...

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What Is Arugula Good For?

What Is Arugula Good For?


Arugula Nutrition Facts

The Arugula Advantage

If you ever see a salad green referred to as “rocket,” it’s simply another name for arugula, or roquette in French. Yet another brassicaceae along with kale and cauliflower, its delightfully pungent leav...

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9 Powerful Health Benefits of Pineapple

1. Pineapples help fight away colds.

How fascinating is this? Researchers found that the raw extract from pineapple had the ability to decrease mucus five times faster than over-the-counter cough syrup and also helps patients recover 4.8 times faster. Bromelain is the compound that could be ...

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Listeria From Cheese Tasting To "Life Sentence"

Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for fewer than one out of every 10,000 cases of food poisoning in the United States. But the bacterium is so virulent, especially in older adults, that it's the third-leading cause of death from food-borne illnesses.

Even if you manage to live through th...

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What Are Bananas Good For?

What Are Bananas Good For?


Banana Nutrition Facts


There are many reasons why bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world. They offer the perfect portion size, come in their own handy, natural protective wrap, and are extremely economical. Fresh and creamy, bananas mi...

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Healthy Steaming Cooking Method

Healthy Steaming Cooking Method

Steaming is one of the best cooking methods for maximizing taste and color, while retaining the most nutrients in vegetables and fish. Especially when the vegetables themselves have so much flavor, simply steaming them and finishing with fresh herbs, lemon juic...

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The Starch Solution - John McDougall MD

The Starch Solution - John Mc Dougall, MD

Today is day # one for me for reading over The Starch Solution - John Mc Dougall MD. I have set myself up to be successful by riding my home of bad food choices. I have gathered what I need as well.

My secret of success is to apply what I lear...

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Portion out your meals weekly

Sometimes things get really hectic throughout the week and I find it difficult to stay on track! When things get hairy, I'm often tempted to stop by the nearest fast food restaurant drive-thru on the way home. But, I found a wonderfully simple solution. I prepare my lunch snacks on the one mornin...

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Fact vs. Fiction About The Foods You Eat

***Colon

Green tea was linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer in Chinese women and a higher risk in Chinese men living in Singapore.

***Prostate

A study of nearly 50,000 Japanese men found a lower risk of advanced prostate cancer in those who drank at least 5 cups of green ...

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5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes


One medium whole tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. It also provides 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percent of th...

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