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Are Dates Healthy? 5 Reasons to Add Them to Your Diet

Dates are often used as alternative sweeteners because of their natural sweetness, but are dates healthy or are they just another form of sugar? It turns out that these sweet foods contain more than just carbohydrates and sugars: they are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health-promoting nutrients … Read More

Protein and Your Health

There’s a lot of focus these days on how much protein one should eat, and while some people respond by eating more than they need, thinking that if enough is good, more is better, many others aren’t getting enough. When eating with health in mind, it’s important to aim for … Read More

Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

What do cherries, apricots and mangoes have in common? Beside being delicious and healthy, all three are members of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits are part of the Prunus genus, which shares a similar characteristic—a very large and hard seed, or “stone.” They’re generally abundant during the months of May through … Read More

Healthy Snacks: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal while also helping you to fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs. However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail an other­wise … Read More

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease. Several screening methods are available, … Read More

The Benefits of Exercise for Digestive Health

We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that exercise might actually alter the bacterial composition of your digestive system, helping to prevent disease and maintain overall good health? The collection of microorganisms living in the digestive system is often called the gut microbiota. Healthy … Read More

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