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Eating almonds found to accelerate the body’s mechanism for eliminating high cholesterol

Balancing cholesterol levels may be as easy as eating a third of a cup of almonds each day. A new study published in Journal of Nutrition confirmed the potent effect the nut had on body cholesterol levels. It was found the almonds worked in two ways: the first is enhancing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol...

Organic vs. Non-GMO: Are They the Same?

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Are you one of the many people that are a tad confused by the differences of USDA Organic labels on food and the claims of non-GMO on the packaging? It may help to start by defining what each of these classifications means. Organic Farmers grow organic food without the use of synthetic pesticide or anything genetically...

Vegetarian diets really do lower cholesterol but can also result in nutrient deficiencies if they’re based on processed foods

A typical vegetarian diet, one that restricts meat consumption to less than one serving a month, is both detoxifying and regenerative for the body. Most animal flesh strains the digestive system, raises inflammation levels in the body, increases acidity, and hinders nutrient absorption.A review of nearly 50 studies shows that, for the most part, plant-based...

10 Amazing Benefits of Beets for Health and Beauty

Beets, or beetroots, are sweet root vegetable that takes an important position among healthy foods for your diet. Beets are a rich source of minerals and essential vitamins and are used as food item combined with salad, soup, and meals. Let’s take a look at these 10 benefits of beets for health and beauty...

Walnuts found to satiate appetite and give you a feeling of “fullness”

Walnuts are healthy snacks linked to a bevy of health benefits, and a recent study has found another one. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center claim that eating walnuts can lead to reduced food cravings, as well as increased feelings of fullness. According to ScienceDaily.com, they found that the consumption of walnuts was associated with an...

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Bananas

The humble banana is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Tasty, inexpensive and with its own clean and protective carrying case, it's the perfect nutritious snack, even for busy people, and kids love it.Although they're picked while still green, bananas continue to ripen, but to speed up the process at home,...

Zinc Deficiency and its Role in Mental Health

Zinc deficiency and its Role in Mental Health  By now you are familiar with a deficiency in B12 here, Vitamin D here  or  low magnesium and how it can have an impact on mood and behavior such as its role in depression, anxiety and ADHD.  But you may not realize that over 2 people billion worldwide are deficient...

All Hail the Sweet Potato: Why You Should Eat More of this Super Food

The Sweet Potato Ah yes, the sweet potato. The broccoli of root vegetables, the sweet potato eludes the diets of most people because of a poor marketing campaign.It’s terribly misunderstood, which is quite because it’s one of the healthiest tastiest foods available. Many people associate sweet potatoes with the holidays either in a candied form or whipping into...

How Healthy Are Pecans? Very, Very Health!

Pecans are nuts taken from a tree of the same name, a member of the hickory family. According to Food.com, they have the highest fat content among all nuts, at over 70 percent. They have golden-brown skin and pale flesh, and are available year-round in various forms — from whole pecans to pecan meal. List of...

An Apple a Day May Literally Keep The Doctor Away

Originally from Asia and Europe, the apple was brought over to North America by European colonizers and is now being grown throughout the country. There are thousands of varieties found all over the world, with colors ranging from red to green, and flavors varying from sweet to tart. The taste aside, apples are also...
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