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The Power of Herbs

Nutritionists and healthy cooks have a secret for achieving low-fat, low-calorie foods that taste great. They make good use of herbs and spices in their cooking! Recently even more attention has been given to spices and herbs for their antioxidant richness and their nutrient content. The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Content[…]

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Spice Up Your Diet!

Many of us know about the great health benefits of garlic, ginger, and onions, but how many know about dried spices? In 2009, spices were added to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid because of their amazing health benefits and disease fighting properties like antioxidants and other wonderful nutrients. The ancient world[…]

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Grains of Truth: Amaranth

If you’ve never heard of amaranth, you’re not alone. This tiny grain was all but eradicated centuries ago. True to its name, however, amaranth has stuck around and is now making a resurgence. While it looks like a pale poppy seed, amaranth is actually a member of a class containing[…]

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Break That Fitness Plateau!

Has your current routine stopped yielding results? This is very common in fitness and bodybuilding. Many times we are so wrapped up in follow a specific plan or weight loss routine that we do not stop and think about challenging our bodies in new ways. Actually, if you do not[…]

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Grains of Truth: Quinoa

Continuing our series on whole grains, I realized that I promised you grains, and again I’m talking about a seed! Whether you classify it scientifically or culinarily, I hope you’ll come to classify this fantastic foodstuff as delicious! Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is actually related to beets, Swiss chard, and spinach.[…]

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Grains of Truth: Millet

When you think of whole grains, what comes to mind? If you’re American, I’d be willing to bet you think of wheat, rice, and maybe oats. While those are all fine choices for most people, there’s a whole world of whole grains out there that you may be missing! Whether[…]

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Chickpeas: More Than Just Ho-Hummus

There are things you know you should eat, right? You should eat your fruits and veggies. You should eat (or drink) your greens. Aside from that, there are very few things agreed upon in the realm of nutrition. Well, I’m here to tell you that one thing you should be[…]

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