10 Reasons You Should Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you shopping at your local farmer’s market? You should be, and here are 10 reasons why: Freshness and Flavor – Fruits and vegetables at the market are fresh from the tree, shrub or soil, not shipped from out of state in a refrigerated truck from thousands of miles away. There’s a good chance that […]

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5 Healthy Hummus Recipes

Traditional hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpea puree and flavored with olive oil, sesame paste, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Hummus is a delicious and nutritious snack that can be served with crackers, chips, pita bread or pita crisps, or with fresh vegetables such as carrots, red and green peppers, cucumbers and […]

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Health Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas  

Regardless of your favorite style of cuisine, chickpeas and lentils can be prepared in a way that suits you. They’re found in American, Spanish and Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, and many other cultural foods. Chickpeas are not native to Japan, but are considered a very high end imported delicacy there. Lentils are from the legume […]

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The Truth About Cereals

Do you still believe your breakfast cereal is healthy? That belief started when you were young and watching Saturday morning cartoons and bright, colorful ads filled with smiling, happy children enjoying rainbow colored bowls of cereal served by leprechauns and unicorns. Sadly, those colorful sugary cereals lack fiber, protein or nutrients, and will cause an […]

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The Truth About Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are big business in the United States and sales are also growing rapidly worldwide with global sales over 50 Billion USD annually. Energy drinks are designed to provide a quick shot of energy and claim to also provide nutrients, but are they safe? A Short History Of Energy Drinks Commercial energy drinks have […]

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Can IBS Symptoms Be Controlled by Avoiding Certain Foods?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a debilitating digestive condition with symptoms including bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Changes in bowel patterns are also quite common, as are abdominal pain and severe stomach cramps. IBS is an increasingly common disorder and is estimated to affect twenty percent of American adults, the majority being women of middle […]

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Berries are one of the healthiest natural food groups available to us. They are delicious and nutritious fresh or frozen. From cranberries to strawberries, berries are a rich source of antioxidants which help fight disease as well as prevent them. Blueberries, in particular, have many health benefits. They are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and […]

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What Causes Hunger?

Hunger is simply your body’s way of telling you that it needs food. However, hunger is much more complicated than the growling and rumbling in your stomach. Hunger is both physical and emotional and may be caused by any (or any combination) of the following: Cellular hunger occurs at the most basic level when your […]

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Why You Should Eat Breakfast

You’ve no doubt heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Let’s look at the benefits of breakfast and the science that supports a healthy breakfast each morning: You’ll be smarter. A healthy breakfast will improve your performance at work or school. Breakfast replenishes depleted essential nutrients to perform both […]

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Health Benefits of Muricata

Annona muricata is known in many Spanish-speaking countries as guanabana. In English speaking countries, this large, spiny, green, tropical fruit is known as soursop or Custard Apple, and is also known as graviola in Portugal and Pawpaw in Brazil. Regardless of what you call it, this large, soft, prickly green covered fruit can grow to […]

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