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    Kosher Food: What Makes Food Kosher or Not

    The word “kosher” literally means “fit” or “appropriate.” Ask an average person to describe kosher food and they might say it is food “blessed by a rabbi.” The word “kosher,” however, is Hebrew for “fit” or “appropriate” and describes the food that is suitable for a Jew to eat. With its roots in the Hebrew […] More

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    What the author of ‘Eat Fat, Get Thin’ eats — and avoids — every day

    Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, thinks we never should have told people to stop eating fat. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Hyman talks about switching from a low-fat, carb-heavy diet — which he says wasn’t giving him the results he wanted — to one that incorporates […] More

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    9 Health Benefits of Mushrooms

    Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. It’s common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet is to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables […] More

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    13 Health Benefits of Pineapple

    Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit that have been celebrated for centuries not only for their distinct and unique taste, but also for their seemingly miraculous health benefits. Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved and their leaves are even used for wallpaper and ceiling insulation. They belong to the Bromeliaceae family and are […] More

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    12 Health Benefits of Mango

    Mangoes are a low-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free source of a variety of nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidant compounds. If your diet includes rich sources of these nutrients regularly, you may be less likely to develop many serious medical conditions. Originally cultivated in India, mangoes are now more widely eaten than any […] More

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    12 Iron Rich Foods for Anemia

    Iron deficiency is the most common form of nutritional deficiency – especially among children and pregnant women – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Not getting enough can cause anemia and make you more susceptible to illness and infections; it can even cause premature delivery in pregnant women. The body is able to regulate uptake […] More

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    12 Health Benefits of Asparagus

    Asparagus is a perennial garden plant belonging to the Lily family (Liliaceae). While approximately 300 varieties of asparagus have been noted, only 20 are edible. Asparagus, its fleshy spears topped with bud-like compact heads, is often thought of as a luxury vegetable, prized for its succulent taste and tender texture. It is harvested in the […] More

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    8 Common Detox Side Effects

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    When you detox your body systems, you will suffer from certain withdrawal symptoms and side effects in the initial period of detoxification. Although the detox side effects (or detox symptoms) can be unpleasant, they are just temporary signs that the cleansing is working and toxins are being removed from the body.   In terms of side effects, […] More

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    10 Health Benefits of Papaya

    The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them to your diet.   Nutritional […] More

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    10 Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

    Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar. Added sugar harms your health for two reasons. One is its well-known links to weight gain and cavities. The other […] More

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    10 Foods High in Selenium

    Selenium is one of many important dietary minerals, and we require a small amount of selenium in our daily diet. Selenium is incorporated in a small cluster of important proteins, each of which plays a critical role in our health.   Selenium has received publicity over the past couple decades based on some confusing and […] More

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    8 Foods That Fight Depression

    There are many factors that contribute to experiencing depression: personality, genetics, brain chemistry, and lifestyle, even the weather. Sometimes people use food as a means to cope with their depression, or just to feel better. Many times, though, the foods people turn to — such as foods high in saturated fat, sugars, and heavily processed […] More

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