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Nutty and nice

Read health and food magazines. ‘Eat more whole grains’ is the charge. Although nutrition experts recommend increasing dietary fiber, grain confusion and carb-phobic attitudes prevent whole grain intake from being achieved. Why the whole grain buzz in the first place? First, let’s debunk the fear of carbs. Dieting mentality and the…
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10-spice vegetable soup

The ultimate bowl of comfort food, made with a decadent creamy broth and loaded with an array of health-boosting spices and vegetables. Be sure to soak the cashews in water the night before (or for at least 2 hours) so they are ready when you plan to make the soup.…
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Top 9 plant-powered foods for optimal men’s health

Heart healthy It’s important to take some time out to appreciate the men in our lives. We love our dads, and we want to help keep them healthy and happy for years to come. Brothers, husbands, in-laws, sons. Guys, please make sure to include these 9 plant-powered foods for optimal…
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Summer’s bounty

I chuckle as I title this blog post and credit dear friend and writer, Mark Jenkins, with it. He wrote health messages for ten years for a website devoted to creating a healthy eating and movement lifestyle based on the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Consulting with this…
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IBS: How do the bowels become so irritable?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine aka “the colon.” Symptoms include stomach pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. While the cause of IBS is unknown, some health experts believe that faulty communication between the brain and the intestinal tract is one cause…
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