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The Importance of Potassium

“Thousands of years ago, when humans roamed the earth gathering and hunting, potassium was abundant in the diet, while sodium was scarce” read on… Potassium is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates. …

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Health Benefits of Nut Butters

From prevention of strokes, heart attacks and cancer… to giving you healthy skin – were you aware of the benefits of nuts, seeds and nut butters? Read on… 1/15 A Word of Caution Food allergies affect 5% to 10% of people. Peanuts (which are legumes, like beans and peas), and tree nuts, like pecans and …

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Tips for Day-to-Day Diarrhea Relief

1/17 Start Your Day With Probiotics These good bacteria help rebalance the flora in your digestive tract. They’re the “live cultures” in fermented foods like yogurt and kefir, good choices even for many people with lactose intolerance. (Probiotics also come in supplement form if all dairy is off-limits.) Thick Greek-style yogurt will give you double …

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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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Best and Worst Sushi for Your Health

1/16 Know Your Sushi This Japanese standard, in its broadest definition, is vinegared rice that comes in different forms with many variations. Often it contains raw fish. The potential is there for some real healthy eating — if you play it right. 2/16 Rice Is Just the Start The rice is the main player here. …

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All About Mushrooms

1/16 Lots to Love There are so many types of mushrooms — at least 14,000 — though only about half are OK to eat. But almost all the mushrooms we eat in the U.S. are the white button variety. Why not branch out? Other common types include cremini, portabella, maitake (also called hen of the …

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A, B, C, D, E, and Omega-3: What’s Missing From Your Diet?

Are You Getting What You Need? Tired, dry skin, or fighting a cold again? If you feel like something is a little off, you may lack some key vitamins or minerals. They help your cells and organs work the way they should and boost your immune system, among other things. Usually, the best way to …

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All About Magnesium

1/17 What Is It? Magnesium is a mineral your body needs to work right. It helps with hundreds of important body processes, including those that control how your muscles and nerves work. It helps to keep your bones strong, heart healthy, and blood sugar normal. It also plays a role in your energy level. You …

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Vitamin D – The Basics

Can one vitamin build stronger bones, help you lose weight, and protect against diabetes, depression, and more? Hopes are high. Get the facts.

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