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Education, Nutrition
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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Education, Nutrition
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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Food & Recipes
This recipe is perfect for those days when you need a lazy go-to salad. It's super fresh, light, and vegan with a creamy (but healthy) dressing. Try it for a nutritious lunch or an easy light dinner.   Salad Ingredients: 3-4 curly kale leaves, de-stemmed and torn into pieces 1 bunch of romaine lettuce, chopped 1 cucumber, quartered 1/3 cup green olives, sliced 1/4 cup hemp seeds     Dressing Ingredients: 1/3 cup hemp seeds 1/3 cup water 1 tablespoon Woodstock Dijon Mustard 1/2 tablespoon Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh [...]
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Education, Nutrition
Perfect Foods is a small, family owned business that started growing wheatgrass and sprouts in Brooklyn in 1982. The owner, Harley Matsil, is the pioneer of urban farming and a leading figure in New York City’s organic raw foods movement. With 35 plus years of refining their product and process, the family uses rich composted soil, sun-simulated lighting, and purified water to guarantee the greenest, healthiest organic wheatgrass. What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is young wheat which is sprouted and grown for about 7-10 days. The deep green cereal grass is harvested (cut) and juiced in specially designed wheatgrass juicers. Thousands of [...]

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