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Crazy for Kombucha!

The Folklore. The kombucha craze is on! Cravings for this tangy, gut-healthy brew are rising with the verve of its natural fizz. Kombucha, with its myriad flavors, is not only lining retail shelves on its own, this tea concoction is on trend blended into coffee, cocktails, juices, and even cupcake

How to Halt Prediabetes

You must know a lot of people with prediabetes. You might even have it yourself. Approximately one in three American adults has the symptomless disorder that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Only about 12% of people with prediabetes know they have it.
Prediabetes and

Shopper’s Guide: “Instant Grains”

Grains can be confusing—we hear “eat more whole grains” and then “cut out grains.” But what should we actually be doing? Grains are loaded with nutrients including B vitamins and carbohydrates, your body’s main source of energy. In addition, whole grains such as oats and brown rice are good sources

Energy Density May Help Control Hunger and Manage Weight

All foods have a certain number of calories within a given amount or volume and this can be expressed as their Energy Density (ED). The ED of any food is based on its content of air, fiber, water, and fat.

Foods containing more air, fiber, or water such as vegetables, fruits,

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

The Healthiest Cooking Oils and How to Use Them

Cooking with plant-based oils is healthier than cooking with butter or margarine because the oils are high in unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, and low in saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature and can clog your arteries. Butter is primarily saturated fats. Margarine is made

Protein: Getting the Most from Your Body’s Essential Building Blocks

Your body needs protein for everything from maintaining skeletal muscles to transporting vital molecules, breaking down toxins, and other maintenance. Protein is essential to forming new cells and repairing old ones. The amino acids that make up proteins form the precursors of enzymes and hormones, and help protect the body

Gorgeously Green and Delicious

From peppery to sweet, curly to smooth, greens are good and good for you.

“They are one of the healthiest foods we can consume,” says Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian, UCLA Medical Center. “They are low in calories, nutrient dense, and there’s so much variety.”

Lovely green leaves can be so much more

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