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Preserve Nutrients in the Kitchen

Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in season will usually be highest in nutrients—but you need to eat fruits and vegetables year-round, even in the middle of winter. Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that freezing produce immediately after harvesting retains 95 to 100 percent of … Read More

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

In my opinion, a salad is not complete without nuts or seeds sprinkled on top. I love to keep a bag of sunflower seeds in the pantry to for this very purpose; my nightly salads are infinitely more delicious with sunflower seeds, which add a rich flavor and a nice … Read More

5 Possible 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, … Read More

Oregano Oil May Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally: oregano. Oregano was first used by the ancient Greek physicians who prescribed it for a variety of ailments. In … Read More

3 Fabulous Coconut Water Health Benefits

Coconut water has become increasingly popular as a drink around the world because of its natural ingredients, electrolytes, and mineral content combined with its low levels of fat, calories, and carbohydrates. Coconut water health benefits include strong antioxidant effects; protection of the cardiovascular system and the liver; and reduction of … Read More

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 … Read More

Liver Detox Tea as Part of Your DIY New Year’s Detox Cleanse

A New Year’s detox cleanse is the perfect way to improve your health, jump-start a weight loss program, or taper off chemicals such as: nicotine, caffeine, alcohol or over-the-counter medications. In part 1, you learned about the importance of the gastrointestinal tract in the body’s detoxification process and how to … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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