Are Mushrooms Good For You And What Nutrients Do Mushrooms Have

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Mushrooms are not just the favorite food of the Hobbits in Lord of the Rings, they are a delicious and versatile addition to the human diets as well. Mushrooms are also very healthy, and as less meat and more plant-based food is a healthy eating goal today, mushrooms are more popular than ever. What Nutrients … Read more

Alternatives to Cow’s Milk

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Milk is a nutrient-rich white fluid produced in the mammary glands of female mammals to feed their young until they are ready to consume solid foods. Milk contains many essential nutrients that benefit the health and growth of offspring. However, we humans continue to consume milk beyond infancy by using the milk of other mammals … Read more

Turmeric – What Is Turmeric Used For?

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While the western world is only just discovering the wonders of turmeric, many Asian communities have lauded its outstanding properties for thousands of years and continue to use it in culinary and cultural applications, as well as in traditional medicine. Where Does Turmeric grow Native to tropical regions, the Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flowering … Read more

Is Drinking Carrot Juice Healthy?

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By Dr. Kristy A glass of fresh squeezed, pure carrot juice has a deliciously sweet flavor that’s a treat for the taste buds. Pre-packaged carrot juice that’s sold at some health food stores can’t quite match the flavor of pure carrot juice made using a juicer at home. Some people shy away from drinking carrot … Read more

20 Super Foods You Should Be Juicing

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a growing raw juice trend. Juice stands are dotting corners in Metro areas across the country. The undeniable health benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables are showing up in headlines and special reports all over the media… still, it takes a little coaxing for many of us to … Read more

How To Get Kids To Eat Veggies

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Getting Kids to Eat Veggies Do you have kids who are picky eaters? Want them to eat a healthier, higher vegetable content diet? Here are some simple suggestions to help your kids, and you, to eat more vegetables. For brand new parents, make sure that even as babies, your kids see you eating vegetables. They … Read more

What Are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts?

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What Are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts? By Dr. Kristie Raw sprouts are a popular topping for salads, soups and sandwiches. More often than not, people eat them for their health benefits. No wonder! Sprouts are a good source of cell-protective antioxidants. On the down side, there are some unexpected risks to eating sprouts … Read more

How Much Vitamin B12 Do I Need?

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Modern food trends about eating healthy, have sparked a lot of discussion about Vitamin B12. Also known as Cobalamin, Vitamin B12 is vital. It fulfills a number of essential functions in the body, it is necessary for blood formation, cell metabolism, and nerve function. Our body can not produce vitamin B12 by itself, we have to … Read more

How Much Water To Drink Each Day?

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Our body consists of about 60 percent water and our brain even of about 80 percent.  We permanently lose water, through excretions, through breathing and sweating. Depending on the physical activity a healthy adult loses on average about 2.5 liters per day. This water loss must be replaced so the body can function. However, the … Read more

What Is Gluten And Why Is It Bad?

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All of a sudden gluten-free products seem to be everywhere. But what is gluten and why is gluten so bad for you? Actually, for most people, gluten is not bad. Gluten has played an important role in the human diet since the days we stopped being hunters and gatherers and started farming. Gluten is a … Read more