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Finishing Our Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods with Spinach

The potassium and folate found in spinach can help lower blood pressure, and according to recent research, one serving of nutrient-packed leafy greens (like spinach) a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease by 11 percent. Enjoy some in salads, omelets, or in many other ways. Reposted from Shape.com by Jessica Smith

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Mangos – A Comfort Food. Really!

A comfort food. Mangos really can make you feel better! Beyond being delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, mangos contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and can be held partially responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience […]

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Lemons – an Amazing Fruit

NUTRITION Studies show that people who eat fruit such as lemons, tangerines, oranges and other whole foods, tend to eat less at subsequent meals, compared to people who eat “lighter, more calorie-dense foods” such as chips, snack crackers, desserts or candy.Following a balanced diet that includes fruit, along with regular exercise will help bring weight […]

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Sweet, Juicy Peaches Now in Season

At its ripest and best the peach is a food that forces you to adopt a special eating position – bowing forwards at an angle of 30° and with arm raised above the horizontal – to avoid being bathed in peach juice (now there’s an idea…). HISTORY:  Native toChina, peaches were taken along the Silk […]

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Sweet Sensation-the Sweet Potato

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. This benefit may be particularly true for children. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were found to contain between 100-1,600 micrograms (RAE) of […]

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Are You Salt-Smart?

Sodium and chloride are two substances in the composition of salt. They are usually referred to as “sodium chloride” as if they are one single element. Under normal circumstances, sodium chloride is not risky. In fact, it is a nutrient that regulates blood pressure and the volume that flows through your veins. However, quantity and […]

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What is Jicama?

Jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip in physical appearance, although the plants are not related. Jicama has been cultivated inSouth Americafor centuries, and the vegetable is quite popular in Mexican cuisine. Jicama has a unique flavor that lends itself well to salads, salsas, and vegetable platters. The roots can sometimes […]

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Have You Ever Tried Broccolini?

Broccolini is available year round.   In addition to having a wonderful taste Broccolini is filled with vitamins and minerals.  It contains high amounts of Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, Fiber and Vitamin A. Description – This hybrid, a cross between broccoli and Chinese cabbage, is milder and sweeter than traditional broccoli but with a subtle, peppery edge.  […]

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