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Beyond Olive: Oils for Heart Health

Should you buy the big 2-quart bottle of vegetable oil for $2.50 or spend $12 on a 1-quart bottle of extra-virgin olive oil? “Olive oil has been regarded by many as a unique oil for cardiovascular health, but the data don’t really support it as being superior to common vegetable

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in

5. Fruit Superfoods

Fruits flourish across the planet in jungles, orchards, gardens, and back yards—and each fruit has its own distinctive flavor, aroma, and texture. Fruits add so much variety and taste to our diets that they have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries.
While many

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target

Healthy Heart Prescription: Portfolio Eating Plan

There is no shortage of recommendations for foods you should eat to keep your heart healthy: Olive oil, almonds, oat bran, green tea, tofu, and kombucha are top of the list. But one particular dietary approach has held up to scrutiny over years of research: the Portfolio Eating Plan. Developed

Nuts Linked with Lower Cancer, Diabetes Risks

Nuts are on the “hot” list of healthy foods due to several studies that have linked them with a range of health benefits. One study found that eating nuts is associated with a lower risk of some cancers and type 2 diabetes, another study linked nut consumption with a longer

Ask the EN Experts: Golden Berry Health Potential

Q. What’s the health scoop on golden berries?

A. The golden berry, also called pichuberry (named after Machu Picchu in Peru) and cape gooseberry, is a Peruvian “super” fruit that grows abundantly in the Andes region of South America. These little golden fruits, which look like small,

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