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Health Benefits of Black Currants

| January 22, 2015 Comment

Health Benefits of Black Currants – All berries are considered to be super foods as they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. From strawberries and raspberries to blueberries, cranberries, and black currants, they’re all great for your health. Black currants and blueberries, in particular, stand out for their immunity boosting power. Black currants have long been […]

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Yoga Could Be as Beneficial for the Heart as Walking, Biking

| December 17, 2014 Comment

Yoga Could Be as Beneficial for the Heart as Walking, Biking – Yoga can help your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and heart just as much as biking and walking does, a new study suggests. Good for the mind and good for the body. Scientists say doing yoga can improve your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and, most […]

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Gluten Demystified

| December 17, 2014 Comment

Gluten Demystified – Alex Thomopolous, host of Bites and Booze on YouTube’s Hungry channel, reveals the sweet truth about gluten with host Judy Greer. Quick Facts Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten gives elasticity to breads and hold them together. Gluten is hard to digest. Those who are allergic to […]

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Fitness Trackers

| December 4, 2014 Comment

Fitness Trackers – Fitness trackers like FitBit are great at helping you track your physical activities and let you know how well you’re doing with your fitness regimen. Made by the fitness company, FitBit, Inc., FitBit is a device that you can wear on your wrist (wristband). The wristbands come in different colors and are […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Healthy Snacks

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Healthy Snacks

| April 13, 2014 Comment

Expert: Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics If you have a sweet tooth, it can be hard to resist unhealthy snacks. But there are ways around it! If you have a serious sweet tooth-don’t fret! You can still have a sweet treat. You just want to choose healthy […]

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

| March 23, 2013 Comment

The health benefits of tomatoes are numerous as they are packed with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, folate, beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, and lycopene — vitamins and minerals that you can get naturally without buying them in a vitamin shop. Tomatoes originated in South America, and according to historians, it was the […]

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Health Benefits of Spinach

Health Benefits of Spinach

| March 23, 2013 Comment

Because of all the health benefits of spinach, it ranks high among green leafy vegetables. Believed to have originated in the Arab countries and cultivated by the Persians (Iranians) about 2000 years ago, spinach (spinacia oleracea) was taken to Spain by the Moors, and from there it spread to other countries. The US and the […]

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Health Benefits of Snakegourd

Health Benefits of Snakegourd

| March 23, 2013 Comment

The health benefits of snakegourd are rather interesting. Snakegourd juice and leaves are often recommended by experts in natural and alternative medicine for treating some common ailments and problems. Snakegourd is mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts for its medicinal properties. The snakegourd plant (trichosanthes anguina) is a tropical creeper and is usually grown over wooden […]

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Health Benefits of Sabudana (Sago)

Health Benefits of Sabudana (Sago)

| March 23, 2013 4 Comments

The health benefits of sabudana (sago) are mainly in the carbohydrates it provides. Also known as tapioca pearls, sago is made from the starch extracted from the pith (center) of the sago palm stems. The commercial production of sago is in the shape of small globules or pearls. In India, sago is used in puddings […]

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Health Benefits of Rice

Health Benefits of Rice

| March 23, 2013 Comment

  The health benefits of rice are many. Rice is the staple grain for more than half the world’s population, especially Asia. Rice is becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world as well. Rice Varieties There are more than 25,000 varieties of rice. Rice is mainly consumed in two different forms: brown rice […]

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Health Benefits of Onion

Health Benefits of Onion

| March 23, 2013 Comment

  The health benefits of onion, one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, are well known. The onion (allium cepa) was very popular in ancient Egypt and was revered for medicinal as well as spiritual reasons. Ancient Egyptians believed that onions represented eternal life and hence buried these with the pharaohs and depicted them on their […]

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Health Benefits of Okra

Health Benefits of Okra

| March 23, 2013 Comment

The health benefits of okra are varied and reason enough to include this vegetable in your diet. Also known as ladies finger, bhindi, bendakaya, okra belongs to the same family as hibiscus, hollyhock, and rose of Sharon. Okra is believed to have originated in Africa, and “gumbo” is the Swahili name for okra. It was […]

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