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Antioxidants: What are They & Where Can You Find Them?

  List of Antioxidants Alpha-lipoic acid Bilberry Burdock Cartenoids Coenzyme Q10 Flavonoids Garlic Ginkgo Biloba Glutathione Grape Seed Extract Green Tea Mehionine N-Acetylcysteine Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins     Pycnogenol Selenium Silymarin Superoxide Dismutase Vitamin A and the Carotenoids Vitamin C Vitamin E Zinc       This infographic shows a few of the …

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7 Essentials Your Body Needs: Part II

You can find part one in this series here. Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber or roughage is derived from plants. There are two kinds of fiber known as “soluble and insoluble” (there are 5 distinct noted sources). Fiber is a true daily essential! Optimum amounts are debated but the current recommendation is 20 grams daily. Fiber …

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Health: Where Do I Start?

Let’s start by remembering these simple phrases: “May you never know the disease you prevent” “The road to good health is paved with good intestines.” “When all else fails, return to the guts”. “A healthy person has a thousand dreams, an unhealthy person only has one.” Overall, remembering and acting upon these health concepts can …

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10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries (Bonus Recipe Included)

  Blueberries taste awesome! Now is peak season in North America, so prices for fresh domestic blueberries are affordable. The season begins in May and lasts until the Fall. The blueish hue afforded to these berries comes from anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants play an important role in reducing the risk of cancer. Blueberries …

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Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

This post is sponsored by the Tomato Products Wellness Council and was written by Sharon Palmer, RD. When you’re scouring the supermarket for healthy fruits and vegetables, you usually start in the produce section.  Sure enough, it’s the best place to find healthy, whole fruits and vegetables, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, plant …

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