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Low-carb/high-f
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way of eating works!

Forget what you've been told for the last several decades about what is "healthy" to eat. Most of what the so-called experts tell you to eat will set you on the road to diabetes, heart disease, and all sorts of other diseases. Look at the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that we are seeing. This all...

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Getting Your Partner On Board

When we first moved in together my partner went shopping and brought home stacks of frozen pizza, tons of macaroni and cheese, and boxes of cereal; I almost cried. Part of me was happy that we have so much in common with food. I could eat a pizza everyday for the rest of my life (probably more than ...

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What's New and Beneficial about Green Peas




What's New and Beneficial about Green Peas

We don't usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient compositionóbut we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But ...

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My Food Journal

Over the years, the activity that has led me to the greatest success for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle is keeping a detailed and strict food diary. For every single thing I put in my mouth, I write it down and document the calories. I also keep track of how much water I drink, and whether o...

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How do black beans help maintain healthy blood sugar balance?

How do black beans help maintain healthy blood sugar balance?

The landmark "protein-plus-fiber" combination in black beans and other legumes is also a key to their outstanding support for blood sugar balance and blood sugar regulation. As described earlier, protein and fiber can move through ...

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Food Labels: The Ticket to Healthy Eat

Food Labels: The Ticket to Healthy Eating

The Nutrition Facts labels can be very useful in helping you make healthy choices. Here's what to look for and what to avoid.

The Nutrition Facts food labels, which are required on every packaged food product in the United States, contain a wea...

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What's new and beneficial about quinoa?

What's new and beneficial about quinoa?

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as "The International Year of the Quinoa." Proposed by the government of Bolivia and receiving strong support from many Centr...

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Benefits of Fiber

Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much.

This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refin...

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TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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What do I look for find in a healthy soy sauce?

What do I look for find in a healthy soy sauce?

We highly recommend that you look for a soy sauce that is traditionally made (more details on what this means in the Description section). Also, it's important to find one ...

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