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The Benefits of Potassium


The Benefits of Potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte along with magnesium, chloride, sodium and calcium. Electrolytes are regulated very carefully in our blood and tissues to maintain the proper functioning of all of our electrical impulses for heart, muscle and neurological function. Po...

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Divide and conquer.

Splitting up my calories always escaped me - when understanding how I lost weight and plateaued. I could eat half of my calories in one sitting and snack the rest of the day, but after learning that each meal should be 1/4 to 1/3 of my total consumption for a day, let alone two or three days, the se...

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Are snacks a good thing or a bad thing for Healthy Eating?

Are snacks a good thing or a bad thing for Healthy Eating?

All of us have snacked at one time, and like many participants in research studies, we may have mixed feelings about snacking. On the one hand, we might feel guilty for "not waiting until mealtime." But we also might feel like a snack...

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Mediterranean diet: Heart-Healthy

Mediterranean diet: heart-healthy
By Mayo Clinic Staff
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Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet has been associated with a lower level of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" chole...

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Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs

Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs


Counting carbohydrates is something the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended for years as a way to “manage” blood glucose levels. It entails setting a limit for the amount of carbohydrates eaten during a meal.

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What's new and beneficial about carrots?


What's New and Beneficial about Carrots

We are fortunate to have the results of a new 10-year study from the Netherlands about carrot intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)—and those results are fascinating. Intake of fruits and vegetables in the study was categorized by colo...

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There are health benefits in cinnamon!

Besides smelling like the holidays, cinnamon has many benefits, so open that container, and let's add a little spice to our lives!

Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the cinnamomum tree. The inner bark is ...

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Eat Whole Foods & Lower Carb, Ditch The Processed Crap!

Ditch the processed American cheese, processed meats with fillers, processed grains (white flour, cornstarch, etc), and ditch the sugar. Your body will not only thank you for it by not having any more pain or inflammation but the weight will drop off by itself with NO exercise.
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What Is Zucchini Good For?

What Is Zucchini Good For?


Zucchini Nutrition Facts
For many people, summertime is simply incomplete without serving a delicious array of scrumptious green vegetables. But here’s an idea: why not take a break from the usual leafy green salads, and dig into a plateful of succulent zucch...

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What are some of the health benefits of green beans?

What are some of the health benefits of green beans?

Best studied from a research standpoint is the antioxidant content of green beans. In addition to conventional antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C and beta-carotene, green beans contain important amounts of the antioxidant mineral manganes...

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