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Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables

Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables
Low in calories, high in fiber, and with almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, vegetables are a nutritional cornerstone. While many think vegetables equate to a few leaves of lettuce and some tomatoes, there's a wide variety of veggies availabl...

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Health Benefits of Strawberries

Health Benefits of Strawberries


Strawberries
Sweet, juicy strawberries, with their vibrant red color, can brighten up the flavor and look of any meal. They are not only delicious, they are low in fat and calories, a good source of fiber and contain antioxidants, which protect the human...

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Portion Control Hints

If I buy a bag of crunchy snacks, the first thing I do is separate them into individual zip lock baggies. Even if I overeat, at least I know how many I ate. Never eat directly from the bag!
Weighing and measuring is also a key. Depending on your eyes to give an accurate estimate of what yo...

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Overcoming food temptation

I did it! I'm so PROUD of myself!

I DID NOT eat a glazed donut from the THREE FRESH BOXES in the teacher's lounge this morning!

My secret? I'll be more than happy to share!

Walking down the hall towards my classroom, I told myself that the fat-free vanilla yogurt and apple (th...

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What's New and Beneficial About Black Beans

What's New and Beneficial About Black Beans

Recent research has shown that black beans provide special support for digestive tract health, and particularly our colon. The indigestible fraction (IF) in black beans has recently been shown to be larger than the IF in either lentils or chickp...

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Live like a peasant

Yeah, it doesn't sound that appealing. But really, if you ever want to figure out something quick, cheap, and healthy to cook, look to the peasants of the world. Whether it's a hearty french vegetable stew, or a lentil curry from the far east, or even just some rice with stir-fried vegetables...

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make healthy snacks for long drives

Make healthy snacks for long drives to avoid eating junk or stopping for junk. I find when I have a long drive that is more than one hour, that it is hard to avoid eating or craving food. IF I have nutritious food available such as fresh veggies or fruit, it makes the drive shorter and I am less a...

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Apples are a favorite superfood

Favorite superfoods (and superfruits!) the apple.

It’s no surprise that apples are good for you — why else would they have earned that “keep the doctor away” reputation? — but there are a number of lesser-known reasons to pick up a juicy one today.

Some of our favorite health benefits ...

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How do pumpkin seeds provide you with antioxidant support?

How do pumpkin seeds provide you with antioxidant support?

While antioxidant nutrients are found in most WHFoods, it's the diversity of antioxidants in pumpkin seeds that makes them unique in their antioxidant support. Pumpkin seeds contain c...

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What are the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries?

What are the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries?

No area of strawberry health benefits is better documented than benefits for the cardiovascular system. It's also hard to imagine any other research result, since our heart and blood vessels need everyday protection from oxidative and infl...

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