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More Mood-Food … Bananas!

  Bananas contain the important amino acid tryptophan and also vitamins A, B6 and C, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, iron and carbohydrate. Mood-boosting carbohydrates aid in the absorption of tryptophan in the brain, and vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into the mood-lifting hormone serotonin. This helps to boost your mood and also aids in restful […]

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Top Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones form when high levels of chemicals such as uric acid, phosphorous, calcium and oxalic acid are found in urine. Other common causes of kidney stones are excessive consumption of Vitamin D, a mineral imbalance, dehydration, gout and improper diet. In respective of the size of the kidney stones, they can cause severe pain. Other symptoms of […]

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SUPER Superfood — The Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes — an All-Star food and one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. They are loaded with vitamins and fiber. 1.  They are high in Vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies, including the prevention of heart attacks. Homocysteine is connected to degenerative diseases of the heart. 2. Good source of Vitamin C.  While […]

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More Reasons to Eat Fruit

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Lettuce – Iceberg or Romaine?

Which lettuce has more nutrients? Iceberg or Romaine Before you look at the comparison chart below – tell us what your first guess is! One cup of Iceberg Lettuce has: 8 calories 0.5 gram protein 0.7 gram fiber 10 mg calcium 78 mg potassium 1.5 mg vitamin C 16 mcg folate 13.3 mcg of vitamin […]

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Amazing Benefits of Bananas

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Vegetables: How to Get Your Kids to LIKE Them

ALL parents want their kids to eat their vegetables? With little fat and relatively few calories, vegetables pack in dietary fiber to fill kids up. They also promote healthy digestion. Vegetables boast important vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, folate, and potassium. Studies suggest that eating a produce-rich diet is linked with lower body weight […]

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Uses of Maca

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The Magic of Cucumber – 13 Tips for 2013

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a […]

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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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