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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…tomato, diced peppers, and half a small cucumber chopped. Add 1 tablespoon low-fat shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons black beans, and 2 tablespoons frozen corn. Top with salsa and a small dollop of low-fat sour cream. Garnish with sliced avocado strips, if desired. Serves 1. 3. Anytime Omelet: Who says eggs…

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Solving the Sugar Wars

…ago—and it’s showing up in our hips and waistlines, blood sugar and blood pressure, and overall health. One of the biggest offenders is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). There’s even talk of an “anti-obesity” tax on this ubiquitous product, which has overtaken sucrose (white sugar) as the sweetener…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…certain foods, and then reintroduce them to see if they cause any adverse symptoms. Start with the usual suspects: milk, wheat, eggs, citrus, and corn. Eliminate as many as you want, wait about a week, and then, every other day, reintroduce one food back into your diet. (A two-day wait before reintroducing…

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Recommended Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

…primarily monounsaturated fats, which are more stable when heated than polyunsaturated vegetable oils. You may use cold-pressed sunflower, safflower, corn and other polyunsaturated oils in salad dressings, but do not heat them. * Lean, skinless poultry should be a mainstay of your diet. Turkey, fish and…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

I’m sure by now you are well aware of the dangers of drinking soft drinks. Most are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But another…

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Is Organic Worth the Cost?

…/collard greens, and imported nectarines and grapes. Buy these organic, when possible. • The “Clean 15” with the least chemical residue are onions, corn, pineapples, avocados, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, domestic cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, and mushrooms…

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The Best Foods for Health

Here are the best foods for health and 10 tips for incorporating them into your diet. * Asparagus, onions, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados and bananas are effective foods for health, with some of the lowest pesticide levels of all produce. * Green tea inhibits the formation of colon tumors. *…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…carotenoids, a widespread group of naturally occurring pigments that are responsible for the intense red and yellow colors of carrots, sweet potatoes, corn, and apricots. These compounds are converted into vitamin A as needed by the body, but they also perform important functions in their own right. They…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Raspberry-Lemon Delight

…havoc on our hips and waistlines, blood pressures, and our blood sugar levels! All sugars, whether they’re cane sugar, sucrose, or high fructose corn syrup drive up blood sugar and insulin. Plus, they provide no nutritional value other than calories. But that doesn’t mean you have to shun “desserts…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…common trigger foods one at a time to see if your symptoms improve. The usual suspects include caffeine, alcohol, sugar substitutes, dairy products, corn, citrus foods, eggs and peanuts. You should also incorporate more fiber (at least 30 g) into your daily diet. Eating more vegetables, legumes and fruits…

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…top 10 ORAC vegetables are: * Garlic * Kale * Spinach * Brussels sprouts * Alfalfa sprouts * Broccoli florets * Beets * Red bell peppers * Onions * Corn Take advantage of the season and try to incorporate a few of these foods every day. It’s also a good idea to eat organic fruits and veggies whenever…

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Salad: Mix and Match Style

…Add three or more of these: * Lightly steamed peapods * Diced red, yellow, or green pepper * Sliced carrots * Cucumber slices * A sprinkle of cooked corn kernels or peas * Mushrooms * Chopped Vidalia or green onions * Artichoke hearts * Black olives * Radishes * A sprinkle of sunflower seeds or almonds…

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

The glycemic index is an update on the old distinction between simple carbohydrates (white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, fructose, and other simple sugars) and complex carbohydrates (starches and fibers made up of many sugar molecules bonded or chained together). It provides an accurate way…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…lose weight this year or simply want to achieve better overall health, here’s a suggestion: a fructose-free diet, eliminating even high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, cutting out all sugar is one of my top dietary recommendations for optimal health and well-being. For years, we believed that…

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Organic Beef: Try Some for Dinner

…leaner than that of feedlot cattle, and it has less saturated fat and more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Grass contains more omega-3s than the corn typically given to feedlot animals, so cattle that graze or eat hay or grass silage naturally have more of these beneficial fats. In addition, organic…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…Myth #4: “Healthy” sugars like honey are okay to eat. Sugar and weight loss just don't mix. Whether it’s white or brown sugar, honey, agave, or corn syrup—they all break down rapidly in the bloodstream and can wreak havoc on your metabolism. These high-GI sugars cause surges and plunges in blood…

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