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15 Surprisingly Healthy Foods

15 Surprisingly Healthy Foods

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. 1/15 Pasta A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. Some foods that may seem like guilty pleasures can be good for you. What matters is how you prepare them and how often they’re on your table. Take pasta: It’s low in fat and salt and keeps …

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Fat-Fighting Foods

Greek Yogurt Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types. 2/27 Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a nutritional all-star that belongs in your weight loss plan. …

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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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Health Benefits of Eggs

Health Benefits of Eggs

1/12 They Offer Complete Protein One egg has 6 grams of the stuff, with all nine “essential” amino acids, the building blocks of protein. That’s important because those are the ones your body can’t make by itself. The egg white holds about half that protein and only a small portion of the fat and cholesterol.  …

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16 Foods that Boost your Immune System

1/17 Elderberry It’s an old folk remedy. This fruit is loaded with nutrients called antioxidants, and it may help fight inflammation. In some lab studies, an extract from the berries appears to block flu viruses. But scientists caution that more study is needed. You definitely still need to get a yearly flu vaccination! 2/17 Button …

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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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Why is Flaxseed Good for Me?

What They Are Flax, a crop cultivated since ancient times, produces fibers that are processed into linen cloth. The plant’s seeds (aka linseeds) are used as cattle feed and, when eaten regularly by humans, impart fantastic health and nutritional benefits. The Dirty Deets Flax seeds are coated in shells that serve as armor against your digestive …

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20 Best Muscle Building Foods

Your ability gain muscle has as much to do with what you eat as how hard you push yourself in the gym. But if you include these foods, suggested by Dan Go, a personal trainer and nutritionist, you’ll ensure that your time spent in the gym isn’t a waste of sweat. 1 WHOLE EGGS Whole eggs …

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Vitamins and Minerals: Nutrition From A to Z

Find out which vitamins and minerals your body needs, what they do, and what foods you can eat to get them.. 1/20 Vitamin A One type comes from animal sources of food. It helps you see at night, make red blood cells, and fight off infections. The other type is in plant foods. It helps …

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