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Antioxidants are all the rage today. And, justiably so. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer. It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that. You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love blueberries. But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (blueberries, cr

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Superfoods & Their Effect On Health

For many people, the term “superfoods” sounds like just another marketing gimmick to make you believe in an easy solution to a certain problem.

 

In reality however, superfoods are products that are proven to have a certain net benefit for human health, meaning they are actually functional and beneficial.

 

With this article, we’ll provide you with the basic information you need to know about superfoods, as well as a list of our favorites!

 

What Is Health, Even?

 

It is likely that traditional

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Antioxidants: Eat All Your Colors!

 

Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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Can Nutrition Help Slow Down the Aging Process?

 

We all age. That fact is inevitable.  But a lot of the negative changes that take place in our bodies are not. As we age, we become more susceptible to such things as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and arthritis. However, medical research has shown that proper nutrition can slow down and even prevent many of these ailments.

 

It is estimated that nearly one half of all health problems in the elderly are directly related to poor nutrition.

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Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
Makes: 26

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a
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A Quick Easy Way to Be Healthier

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

This is so simple that many people miss it, or disregard it: Drink more water! Sure, have your caffeine (I do), but ask the LORD to help you drink a glass of water before you have the coffee or tea! 

You've probably heard several times that our bodies are comprised, or made up of, mostly water. Yes. Water is a vital ingredient for the correct functioning of our brains and other organs. 

Drinking enough water can also affect our moods! If we feel better physically, that can

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Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated
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Antioxidants: Eat All Your Colors!

 

Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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While kids want great taste, you want to give them the vitamins, minerals and fiber their growing bodies need. Serve watermelon and you can both be happy.

 

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don't get dehydrated; it's 92 percent water. 

 

A two-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and it provides 7 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories. 

 

Watermelon is fat-free and also contains fiber. Its beaut

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If you’re currently not eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to start such a plan. However, healthy eating along with some exercise is very important for maintaining a good bodily function and goes a long way towards living a disease-free life. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. Therefore, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to follow tips in order to start eat

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Natural Health Choices For Women

Quite obviously, men and women are different in very many ways, but most especially in their physical appearance. This is certainly the most distinguishable difference, but there are many other different internal factors as well, such as the regulation of hormonal secretions and the type of secretions; in addition, women are more prone to certain diseases than men. Natural health is making a huge difference in the lives of women, and if you decide to take natural health ap...
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Eating For Life

 

Eating is an essential part of life. We cannot sustain life for long without eating, so it is important that we take the time to learn how to eat well in order to have the best life possible. Our views of eating and the eating practices we adopt will affect our lives and our health in significant ways in the months and years ahead. Eating well can literally change everything.

 

Eating can be both a blessing and a curse. Many people struggle with eating because they cannot keep it in balance. T

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Basic Meal & Menu Planning

As a basis for meals and menu planning, refer to the pyramid information mentioned earlier to make sure you have the basic food requirements met for all family members. Then cross check and plan by looking over basic food categories to target healthy foods to fit the lifestyles and health of everyone. For example, if someone has depression, add some foods mentioned above to his or her dietary plans that aid in the healing and prevention of depression. 

 

Meal planning also depends upon several f

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Portobello Mushrooms Florentine Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • Minced fresh basil, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Spritz mushrooms with cooking s
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There's no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably rst experienced its delightful avor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it's a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in ber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They're fat free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part of a

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Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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Be Healthier With Veggies

The new food guidelines issued by the United States government recommend that all Americans eat between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables each and every day. When you first hear that number, it may seem like a lot, but it is actually much easier than you think to fit that many servings of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. For one thing, the shelves of the grocery stores are fairly bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, vegetables and fruits are some of th

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We all age. That fact is inevitable.  But a lot of the negative changes that take place in our bodies are not. As we age, we become more susceptible to such things as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and arthritis. However, medical research has shown that proper nutrition can slow down and even prevent many of these ailments.

 

It is estimated that nearly one half of all health problems in the elderly are directly related to poor nutrition. The elderly are by and large some of the most poo

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