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Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage Soup - Easy Recipe, Nutrients and Health Benefits

Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage Soup – Easy Recipe, Nutrients and Health Benefits

Intro Whether you are bulking up or losing weight this recipe is easy to prepare, tasty and nutritious. This is one of my faves. I like it so much I prepare this soup at least once a month (for the entire week). Try it! Recipe Nutrition Pumpkin Pumpkin is an incredibly nutritious food. It’s nutrient …

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Sweet Potatoes: Why You Should Make These Healthy Spuds Your Buds

Sweet Potatoes: Why You Should Make These Healthy Spuds Your Buds

1/12 Antioxidants Aplenty Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of color brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance out …

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Best and Worst Salads for Your Health

“The fruit adds sweetness and antioxidants. The nuts give you protein, fiber, and healthy fat. This mix of nutrients makes your salad more satisfying and healthy. In fact, research shows that eating nuts regularly can help fend off heart disease and cancer”  read on… 1/18 Is Salad Really a Healthy Choice? That depends on what …

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The Truth About Carbs

1/14 What Are Carbs? They’re one of three types of food that give your body energy. The other two are proteins and fats. Together, they provide the fuel your body uses to build and repair itself. Carbs break down into glucose (sugar) that you can use right away. 2/14 Your Body’s Fuel Your body runs …

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12 Foods with more Potassium than a Banana

1/14 How Much Is In a Banana? This sweet, tropical treat provides a ton of potassium. And that’s a good thing, because almost every body part needs it, from your heart and kidneys to your muscles and nerves. It even plays a role in basic cell function. But bananas aren’t the only game in town. …

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Raw or Cooked? How to Get the Most Out of Fruits and Veggies

1/13 Biggest Bang for Your Produce Buck If you’re trying to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet, make sure you get the most out of them. How they’re prepared can make a big difference in the nutritional punch they pack. The right type of heat can bring out the nutrients in some, but …

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Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

1/20 Fighting Cancer by the Plateful No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American …

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7 Good Reasons Why Avocados Are Healthy

Why are Avocados Healthy? – Fiber, Omega-9, Phytosterols, Antioxidants and Much More Learn about the fiber in avocados, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, rich vitamin content and other nutrients that make avocado so good for you. The avocado is a uniquely healthy fruit and one well worth eating regularly. They have an unusually high fat content, …

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15 Picks for Your Perfect Smoothie

1/17 Blended Bliss The perfect smoothie can satisfy your sweet tooth without a lot of calories — but with bunch of nutrients. Looking for cool ideas to throw in your blender? There are plenty of options for you to try. 2/17 Avocados They’ll give your smoothie weight, thickness, and a silky texture. Yes, they’re full …

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10 Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

  1/11 Raw Red Peppers Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. That’s good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Heat will break down vitamin C, …

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