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Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.

Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients packed into low-calorie bundles. Most vegetables provide about 25 calories per one-half cup cooked or one-cup raw serving, yet they offer a huge nutrition bang for their calorie buck; they contain slowly digested carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a wealth of phytochemicals that give

Is Dried Fruit Healthy? 9 Reasons to Eat Some Today!

Is Dried Fruit Healthy? 9 Reasons to Eat Some Today!

Dried fruit is to trail mix as chocolate chips are to cookies. One doesn’t taste as good without the other, but is dried fruit healthy? In a 2005 study comparing the quality of antioxidants in fresh versus dried fruits, scientists found that dried fruit wins hands down. “Compared with vitamins

Don’t Fall for the Anti-Carb Craze; Carbs Are Your Primary Fuel Source

If you’re confused about carbohydrates, it’s not surprising. Dietary carbohydrates (carbs) have been accused of packing on belly fat and sending blood glucose soaring. On the flip side, a recent study showed that following a dietary pattern that included pasta, a high-carb food, resulted in weight loss.

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4. Fiber-Rich Grains

Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers. It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, but the opposite

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier

7 Health Benefits of Bananas

7 Health Benefits of Bananas

Apples aren’t the only fruit with the power to keep doctors away—eating a banana a day is a delicious way to boost your energy and get essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, there are more health benefits of bananas than you probably realize.

Before we get into what bananas offer, let’s

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Research findings continue to indicate that a diet that contains an abundance of vegetables is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications, some plant foods, such

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,

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