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There are dozens of diets that promise better nutrition and rapid weight loss. But the simplest way to improve your health is to make like Kermit and go green!  1. PistachiosThey take a little effort to crack open, but pistachios are worth it, as they contain the important brain nutrient vitamin B6 and 18 percent of your daily requirement of thiamine (vitamin B1). Try adding chopped pistachios to chocolate desserts—brownies, ice cream or tarts for color, crunch, flavor and nutrients 2. Pumpkin seeds Full of zinc, antioxidant phytonutrients and protein, pumpkin seeds (sometimes called pepitas when they are out of their shells) [...]
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Like youth juice for your heart, cocoa flavanols may help keep the cardiovascular system chugging along as we age, according to two recent German studies.  Our bodies get creaky as we age, and it’s not just aching backs. As we get older, our blood vessels become less flexible and less capable of expanding to let blood circulate normally. Stiff arteries and blood vessel dysfunction are linked to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.  “With the world population getting older, the incidence of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and stroke will only increase,” says Malte Kelm, professor of cardiology, [...]
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The following content was provided by Zevia Zero-Calorie Sodas: The New Year is the perfect opportunity to make a positive change. One change that almost everybody can make is reducing their consumption of sugar. “Sugar is so bad for you!” We’ve heard it a million times. What doesn’t get talked about that often is why sugar is so bad for you. Sugar impacts our bodies in so many ways that many may not realize.  Here are the 5 biggest health effects that come from excess sugar consumption:  1. Unnecessary Calories Sugar contains no nutritional value, making it a source of empty calories. Giving up [...]
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The following content was provided by Garden of Life: For Garden of Life, being one of the top-selling brands in the Natural Products Industry didn’t come easy—but it’s the only way we know how to do it.  We are obsessed with our ingredients. That may sound odd coming from a supplement company, but it’s a fact. Whether we’re making a vitamin, or a probiotic, or a protein powder, we always start with real foods—we want our products to be the best possible formulas to enhance your health. We’re happy to leave the synthetically created, chemical “breakthroughs” from huge commercial laboratories to the [...]
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Neither fish nor foul, not animal nor even technically a plant, mushrooms occupy a nether-region of life, with tantalizing health benefits such as better athletic performance and even, perhaps, an answer to cancer. Mushrooms are much more than just stir-fry fodder. Mushroom compounds called polysaccharides have been studied for decades for improving immunity. Beta-glucans in mushrooms have been proposed to act as “biological response modifiers,” based on their effects on the immune system. This means that they don’t so much stimulate the immune system as they simply make it work better. Want more mushroom magic? A few years ago a friendly [...]

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