Superfoods

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What 7 Symptoms You Have Right Now That You Shouldn’t Ignore

What do constant headaches, gum disease, sleep disorders, sore joints and other serious health conditions have in common? They all have chronic inflammation as the root cause. Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, acute inflammation is normal for your body — such as when you suffer a painful cut or bruise and your body fights to heal itself. The … Read More

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Swiss Chard Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Swiss chard is one of the most impressive vegetables out there, as it has an extremely high nutrient-density. The range of antioxidants in Swiss chard nutrition can be seen both in its deeply colored green leaves and also in the reds, purples, and yellows of its vibrant, multicolored stalks and veins. Swiss chard nutrition benefits include its many forms of polyphenol, betalain … Read More

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Mustard Greens Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Loaded with disease-fighting nutrition, mustard greens are full of great peppery, rich flavor, yet so light in calories, you can eat as much as you want. Mustard greens are my lightweight champion of superfoods! The mustard greens nutrition profile is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and protective phytonutrients, yet because of their slimming calorie count, their nutrition-to-calorie ratio makes them one of the most nutrient-dense … Read More

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Parsley Benefits, Nutrition & Recipe Ideas

You probably recognize parsley as a familiar fresh herb or dried spice, but did you know that this everyday herb could prove to be a boon to your health? Even when eaten in small amounts, there are numerous parsley health benefits because it’s packed with beneficial nutrients, essential oils and antioxidants — to the point that it’s often called a superfood. Parsley benefits the … Read More

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Brussels Sprouts Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Small, cabbage-like and often ignored on plates across America, Brussels sprouts deserve a second (and third) look because they’re surprisingly packed with vital nutrition. While many of us may remember them only as a squishy vegetable we were made to eat as a child, or at holiday time, Brussels sprouts are making a comeback as a crunchy, versatile vegetable, delicious with turkey bacon, … Read More

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Spirulina Benefits: 10 Proven Reasons to Use This Superfood

It’s blue-green, absurdly healthy but often overlooked or misunderstood; Spirulina may not be from Pandora, but it grows in our version of that magical moon, Hawaii, along with other exotic locations around the globe. This blue-green algae is a freshwater plant that is now one of the most researched, and alongside its cousin chlorella, most talked about superfoods today. Grown around the world from Mexico to Africa to … Read More

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon & Nutrition Facts

The Many Health Benefits of Cinnamon Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is still used daily in many cultures because of its widespread health benefits, not to mention its distinctly sweet, warming taste and ease of use in recipes. According to researchers, out of twenty-six of the most popular … Read More

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Natto: The Fermented Soy Superfood

One of the most commonly asked food topics that I field from my readers is about soy, and is it good for you? The answer is: sometimes. Marketing geniuses have poised soy as the wonder health alternative to virtually everything. In most supermarkets today you’ll find soy milk, soy protein, soybean oil, and even soy soap, but the soy in … Read More

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What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health

You might recognize it as an ingredient on your favorite body lotion or seen supplements in the vitamin aisle that feature it. But what is collagen, exactly ­­— and how can you incorporate it into your life? What is Collagen Made of? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin, and tendon. It’s … Read More

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The Forbidden Rice: Black Rice Nutrition & Benefits

  The Forbidden Rice Despite being less popular than brown rice or wild rice, black rice, known as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain that has even more impressive health benefits than most other closely related rice varieties. Not only is it the type of rice that is richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, but it also contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory … Read More

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