Archive | January, 2013

Eat Your Colors

The various pigments and colors of fruits and vegetables represent different classes of nutrients that have been shown to provide significant health benefits. For example, the anthoxanthin pigment responsible for the yellow hue in vegetables may help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease. BY THE WAY: You can […]

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Eat from the ground up

Root vegetables grow underground and function as a plant’s nutrient storage system, so they’re packed with vitamins, minerals and other plant chemicals with tremendous health benefits that can also help you to lose weight and build a better body. Try yams, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, etc. Interested in looking and feeling your best this year? […]

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Stop Juicing! Eat Whole Foods!

Most juicers extract the juice from nature’s most perfect foods, fruits and vegetables, leaving behind the nutrient-rich pulp that most people discard. If you truly want to get the benefits from eating fruits and vegetables, then you need to start eating the “whole” food, not just the juice. The less a food has been processed […]

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Dietary Rx: Pay attention to inflammatory foods

These days more and more people are susceptible to inflammatory foods such as gluten, wheat, soy derivatives, lactose, sugar and alcohol. Notice I said soy derivatives and not soy. While the soybean is one of the most perfect plant foods, genetically modified soy derivatives found in practically all processed foods in one form or the […]

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Which is Better for Heart Health: Exercise Intensity or Volume?

According to a new study from the British Medical Journal, a daily power walk or jog offers more heart health benefits than a leisurely stroll, even if the stroll lasts longer. Subjects who engaged in more intense physical activity had a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors that when occur […]

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