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The Healthiest Vegetables to Add to Your Diet

The Healthiest Vegetables to Add to Your Diet

You will gain benefits from eating just about any type of vegetable; here’s more information on what are considered to be the healthiest vegetables.
Asparagus
Asparagus provides more folic acid per serving than any other vegetable, which is especially important for women who are pregnant because it can decrease the chances of

What’s So Special About Cruciferous Vegetables?

You may be surprised to learn that kale and broccoli are cousins. They are part of the Brassica family, also known as cruciferous vegetables because their flower petals form the shape of a cross (cruciferae is Latin for “cross-bearing”). Many other popular vegetables come from this family as well, including

Hit the Jack(fruit)pot!

The Folklore. If you don’t know jack—jackfruit, that is, it’s time you did! Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world. A single jackfruit averages 35 inches long, 20 inches in diameter, and can weigh over 100 pounds! This southwest India native is a tropical fruit, cultivated around the

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Chia seeds are heating up on the “superfood” front due to their impressive nutrition profile. The seed known as the quirky sprout of Chia Pet fame has officially made a comeback, showing up in everything from beverages and snack foods to desserts and nutrition bars. Are chia seeds healthy? They

Antioxidants: Antidote to Disease

Antioxidants: Antidote to Disease

No doubt you’ve heard of antioxidants. They’ve been associated with everything from reduced cancer risk to slower aging. But what exactly are these powerful disease fighters, and how can you ensure you’re getting enough?
Radical Reactions
Atoms are constantly giving up and receiving electrons during chemical reactions in the body. If an

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

If garlic isn’t a staple in your kitchen, you might consider making it one: Scientists are uncovering more layers of fascinating medicinal benefits related to this potent member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. With biblical references and a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the infamous Greek physician

5 Fascinating Health Benefits of Cinnamon

5 Fascinating Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been highly prized since ancient times. You can find references to it in the Bible and on Egyptian papyri. And, at one time in ancient Rome, cinnamon was considered more precious than gold. In fact, this little spice was so treasured that wars were fought over it. Today,

4. A Variety of Vegetables

You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables

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