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The Many Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Who knew that the secret to everything from disease prevention to glowing, healthy skin could be found in the world’s most popular fruit? Tomatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, due in part to their high amount of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color, and may lower the risk of heart disease, improve […]

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Eat Your Spinach!

Health Benefits of Spinach No other vegetable ever gained the fame that spinach did in the 1960s through the cartoon character Popeye. Often in vain, parents encouraged their children to eat their spinach so they would grow up to be big and strong. Low in fat and lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, […]

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Effective Ways to Fight Late Night Cravings

 We all know what it’s like when food cravings strike. They’re very hard to control, and at times, you’ll get hit with a craving for one specific type of food. These attacks are especially common at night. Curbing your cravings can be very challenging, especially if you’re trying to shed a few pounds.  To help prevent you […]

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Green Beans at Their Peak

Summer is here and brings fresh produce to our tables. You’ll want to take advantage of fruits and vegetables that are harvested throughout the season to receive the most benefits. Green beans will hit their peak in the next few weeks.  They are a heart friendly vegetable, a good source of cholesterol lowering soluble fiber, and they […]

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GARLIC To The Rescue!

So you think garlic gives you nothing but bad breath. Well, OK, that’s true, but it is also one of the healthiest foods on earth. The therapeutic qualities of garlic are not new to us. But did you know that Sanskrit records reveal that garlic remedies were developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. […]

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A Clove of Garlic a Day – Keeps The Dr Away?

              Here are some great techniques to get the most out of your garlic! Storing Garlic The best place to store garlic is a dry, warmish environment. Hanging in the kitchen or on the windowsill is good. Never put dry garlic in the refrigerator because it is cold and […]

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Heart Healthy Salmon & Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Salmon health benefits range from strengthening your muscles and heart to reducing your chances of developing some diseases. Studies have shown that consumption of the fatty acid rich salmon can help you live longer and be healthier for your heart while you do it. If you’re worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of […]

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Olive Oil – How to Purchase and Store

Buying olive oil can be overwhelming to a new cook; there are seemingly endless choices and widely disparate prices. We’ll let you know what the different grades, prices, regions and extraction methods are all about. As a bonus, we’ll give you the inside track on the best way to store and purchase this essential kitchen […]

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Is Your ‘Olive Oil’ Really Olive Oil?

This article from “organicauthority.com”, written by Jessica Reeder, is full of great information.  Please read so you can buy the best oil for your health and your family’s health! ~ Denise ♥ Think your olive oil is pure, organic and unadulterated? Think again. Olive oil fraud is making the headlines after new research discovered that […]

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Healthy Benefits of Grapefruit

Many grapefruit varieties are being cultivated in the United States. The well-known varieties include those with red, pink and white pulp. Like all other citrus fruits, grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C, although this is not the only benefit that you can get from grapefruit. Here are five other health benefits of grapefruit. 1. Grapefruit […]

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