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Resistant Starch

A resistant starch (aka “safe starch”) is a starch that resists digestion in the small intestine, resulting in very little caloric value for the consumer. This non-digestion also means that the starch is not converted into glucose, benefiting those with … Continue reading

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Bananas

Now, don’t go bananas over what you are about to read.  What a boatload of benefits these delectable fruits contain.  The flesh and the peel both have benefits of their own.  Bananas contain dopamine and serotonin.  I guess that’s why … Continue reading

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Parsnips

Have you ever wondered what that discolored carrot looking thing was in the produce department?  It’s a parsnip.  A parsnip may look like just a white carrot at first, but there are many benefits to this delicious root. Parsnips originated … Continue reading

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Natural Diuretics

First I want to apologize for this blog post being so late.  I hope you all understand how busy things can get and how fast time flies.  This time of year is very busy for my family and school has … Continue reading

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Cranberries

Cranberries have wonderful health benefits. The most commonly known benefit of cranberries is their power to prevent urinary tract infections.  Studies done at Maryland University and Rutgers University have proved the wonders of cranberries. The reason that cranberries prevent rather … Continue reading

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Double Whammy: Oranges & Onions and Tears

The post is a double-whammy this time! Two posts in one! I realize that I have written a post on oranges previously. This post, however, has some new information. Also, reminders never hurt! Oranges! Did you know that oranges carry … Continue reading

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Coconut Water

Coconut water has many benefits. While there is controversy over the content of saturated fat in coconuts, research has shown that the plant form of saturated fat has a different chemical make-up compared to animal sources of saturated fat (Coulston, … Continue reading

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Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a type of plant of which the bulb portion is often used in the kitchen.  Garlic has been known for the flavor it provides in soups, stews, casseroles and stir-frys.  The benefits and uses of this … Continue reading

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Laughter

Today is April 1st.  Today is day when you and your friends and family might play tricks on each other. Did you know all the health benefits that are associated with laughter?   First, here are some facts about laughter from … Continue reading

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Prátaí (Irish for “Potato”)

Who knew there were so many different kinds of potatoes?  There are around one hundred varieties!  Potatoes are in the nightshade family, and can offer you an abundance of nutrition. Potatoes have the ability to lower blood pressure.  The Vitamin … Continue reading

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