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5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

What is Okra?  I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern […]

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10 excellent health benefits of the delectable Kiwi fruit

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Ay Kiwi!  Sounds like a person from down under eh?  Well, the other Kiwi is a delectable fruit which is now widely available throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world.  And since it’s […]

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Eight great benefits of consuming Chia seeds regularly

July 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Chia seeds have become one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. They are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes.  Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on […]

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8 great health benefits of Olive Oil in your diet

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees.  People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to […]

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What’s so good about Vitamin C

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, capable of leaving the body through the urine by binding to water and thereby can be removed from the body in a fast fashion.  Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in […]

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10 incredible and healthful benefits of Quinoa

June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

What is all the hype and hysteria about a grain that is so difficult to pronounce?  When I first came across Quinoa (KEEN-wah), I, like probably many others, thought it was supposed to be pronounced […]

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7 important health benefits of CoQ10

June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin.  It is found in every cell of the body, and in fact, your body actually produces CoQ10 – and your cells use it to produce […]

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Curcumin shows promise in pancreatic cancer treatment study

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

? WHAT IS CURCUMIN?

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the traditional herbal remedy and dietary spice known as turmeric.  It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric – a member of the ginger family.  It is a potent […]

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9 important benefits of garlic

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Oh garlic you pungent herb you.  This innocuous bulb has been used for centuries for both food and as medicine.  These days, garlic is used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and […]

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8 significant benefits of consuming olive oil regularly

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees.  People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to […]

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Bananas are one of the best fruits known to man

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

There are many contenders out there for the title of “the perfect food”, and bananas are just one that has been associated with this rank.  Whether you’re making a delicious smoothie, or adding flavor to […]

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Avocados are actually awesome and amazing.

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Avocados are AWESOME.

Avocados are AMAZING.

Even if you’re not into guacamole as I am, there are still a million-and-one ways to slice ‘n’ dice an avocado into some other form to incorporate into a meal or […]

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10 important benefits of drinking Japanese Green Tea

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Green Tea is arguably one of the healthiest drinks available here on Earth.  Native to China and India, it has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries around the world, yet is […]

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10 awesome and amazing health benefits from eating Avocados

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Avocados are AWESOME.

Avocados are AMAZING.

Even if you’re not into guacamole as I am, there are still a million-and-one ways to slice ‘n’ dice an avocado into some other form to incorporate into a meal or […]

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10 healthful benefits of Quinoa

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

What is all the hype and hysteria about a grain that is so difficult to pronounce?  When I first came across Quinoa, I, like probably many others, thought it was supposed to be pronounced “kee•noah”. […]

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5 good reasons to eat Broccoli

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

In 1992, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University announced the discovery of a compound found in broccoli that not only prevented the development of tumors by 60 percent in the studied group, it also reduced […]

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10 incredible benefits of Kale … but what’s Kale?

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Kale is King.  Some call it the “new beef”, or the “queen of greens, and a “nutritional powerhouse”.  Of all the super healthy greens, it is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant […]

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6 Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

No doubt about it.  The amazing Coconut fruit and its awesomely wondrous oil by-product are here to stay.  As you may have noticed, coconut oil has experienced an explosive increase in sales in the past several years. […]

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Does yogurt potentially lower high blood pressure?

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

For women, a yogurt a day may keep hypertension away, a new study suggests.

Yogurt may have a beneficial effect on women’s blood pressure, especially when part of a healthy diet.  This was the conclusion of […]

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10 health benefits of Nigella seeds

January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Nigella seed (Nigella sativa) is also known among English-speaking people as black sesame, roman coriander, black caraway or black cumin. Today it is called black seeds.  It originally comes from ancient Egypt and is an […]

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5 Health Benefits from eating Turkey

November 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Like me, are you still stuffed after over-indulging in too much turkey yesterday?  Regret finishing that ultra-gargantuan colossal drumstick?  Most of us, as tradition dictates, enjoy a big, juicy turkey for our Thanksgiving feast.  After all, turkey […]

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10 amazing benefits of Kale – the SuperFood of greens!

October 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Kale is King.  Some call it the “new beef”, or the “queen of greens, and a “nutritional powerhouse”.  Of all the super healthy greens, it is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant […]

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10 AMAZING benefits of Green Tea … could it be the SECRET to Japanese longevity?

September 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Green Tea is arguably the healthiest drink on planet Earth.  Native to China and India, it has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries around the world, yet is only now gaining favor […]

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10 amazing benefits of Quinoa (KEEN-wah)

September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

What is all the hype and hysteria about a grain that is so difficult to pronounce?  When I first came across Quinoa, I, like probably many others, thought it was supposed to be pronounced “kee•noah”. […]

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9 healthful benefits of the amazing Kiwi fruit

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ay Kiwi!  Sounds like a person from down under eh?  Well, the other Kiwi is a delectable fruit which is now widely available throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world.

Besides being compact and […]

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11 incredible benefits of Ginger (root)

September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine, however, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures, particularly in Ayurvedic medicine in India.  Ginger has a long history […]

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10 benefits of Kale … the SuperFood of greens!

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Kale is King.  Some call it the “new beef”, or the “queen of greens, and a “nutritional powerhouse”.  Of all the super healthy greens, it is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant […]

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Coconut Oil • 6 Amazing Health Benefits of this SuperFood

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

No doubt about it.  The amazing Coconut fruit and its awesomely wondrous oil by-product are here to stay.  As you may have noticed, coconut oil has experienced an explosive increase in sales in the past several years. […]

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8 health benefits of Olive Oil • an amazing SuperFood

August 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees.  People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to […]

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Beets • you just can’t beat ’em!

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Beets have such a wide range of health benefits because of their nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, while […]

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Garlic • nature’s incredible herb

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Oh garlic you pungent herb you.  This innocuous bulb has been used for centuries for both food and as medicine.  These days, garlic is used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and […]

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Bananas • how sweet it is

August 15th, 2015|0 Comments

There are many contenders out there for the title of “the perfect food”, and bananas are just one that has been associated with this rank.  Whether you’re making a delicious smoothie, or adding flavor to […]

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Blueberries • an amazing SuperBerry

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Plump, juicy, and sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to blue-black and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom, blueberries are one of nature’s great treasures. Though miniature in size, they are […]

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Celery

August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Remember how delicious dipping a celery stalk into peanut butter was as a kid?  Little did we know how healthful this long and green fibrous stalk of vegetable was at the time.

Celery is mostly fiber and […]

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Eggs • an exceptional SuperFood

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Eggs are truly an ‘egg•ceptional’ SuperFood.  Eggs are easy to make, affordable, and very nutritious, but in the past few years, they’ve gotten an undeserved bad rap due to their high cholesterol and saturated fat […]

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Carrots

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

What’s up DOC?  Remember Bugs Bunny and his famous line?

Naturally sugary, delicious and crunchy, carrots are healthy additions you can make to the vegetable list of your diet. Indeed, these root vegetables come with wholesome […]

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Avocados

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Avocados are AWESOME.

Avocados are AMAZING.

Even if you’re not into guacamole as I am, there are still a million-and-one ways to slice ‘n’ dice an avocado into some other form to incorporate into a meal or […]

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Salmon

August 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Salmon is a very popular and healthy food.  Classified as an oily fish, it is considered to be healthy due to the fish’s high protein content, high omega-3 fatty acid content, and high vitamin D content.

Salmon […]

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Walnuts

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Walnuts certainly look rather strange … almost like a miniature brain nut in a hard outer shell.  While walnuts are the headlining SuperFood nut, all nuts and seeds are significant contributors to good health.  It makes […]

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Honey

August 6th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s very sticky and gooey, is made from bees and is pretty darn sweet to boot.  But honey is much more than just a liquid sweetener.  One of the oldest medicines known to man, it has […]

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Kidney Beans

August 5th, 2015|0 Comments

With their deep red color, cooked red kidney beans can liven up a wide range of meals including salads, soups and stews.  But did you know that these little legumes can do much more than […]

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Kefir • the ultimate probiotic

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Many people are unfamiliar with Kefir.  I know I was until recently, when a family friend introduced this amazing probiotic to me.  Milk kefir is a thick, yogurt-like cultured drink traditionally made from dairy milk, but […]

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Broccoli

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

In 1992, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University announced the discovery of a compound found in broccoli that not only prevented the development of tumors by 60 percent in the studied group, it also reduced […]

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Apples • a traditional and amazing SuperFood

August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Apples are probably the most basic and traditional of all fruits.  After all, it was Adam and Eve who first had dealings with this fruit in the Old Testament.  The apple tree was perhaps the […]