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Seaweed: Health Benefits for the Body and Planet

2015-10-05 23:25
Health Benefits of Seaweed

For thousands of years, seaweed has been used in many cultures, especially those in coastal regions, not only as a food source, but for its health benefits. Many of these areas such as Japan are considered “blue zones” where people are known to live longer and with fewer health problems. In fact, Japan has the highest number of octogenarians, people who live to be over the age of 100, in the world. Other well known “blue zones” are Sardinia, Italy, Loma Linda, California, and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.(1)

Although seaweed was part of the diet of American settlers and even used in agriculture as a fertilizer for land-based plants, it did not remain popular and only began to again gain a modicum of po

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5 nutrients your diet is probably lacking

2015-07-16 22:29

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is true to its acronym. Unfortunately, the average American does not get enough vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. The popularity of empty-calorie fast food and imbalanced meals instead of home cooked and whole food has left the average American with several deficiencies in the diet.

These deficiencies contribute to a lack of energy and can lead to major health problems such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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Go Nuts To Reduce Risk of Dying

2015-06-11 10:01
nuts reduce risk of dying

Unless you have a nut or peanut allergy, new research findings suggest you may want to eat at least half a handful of nuts or peanuts every day. At least 10 grams of these foods, but not peanut butter, could reduce your risk of succumbing to several major causes of death.

You may be familiar with some of the reports about the health benefits of nuts.

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Green tea and apples may protect health in ways previously unknown

2015-04-15 21:18
Green tea, cocoa, apples could protect health in ways we didn't know

Green tea and apples are both known to be healthy additions to our diet. Now researchers understand more about how apples and tea can protect us from heart disease and cancer.

New evidence uncovered by researchers explains how polyphenols that are antioxidants such as those found in green tea and apples work to help us stave off cancer and avoid heart disease.

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High-salt diet may help fight infection

2015-03-03 19:28
High-salt diet helps body fight infection

Although too much sodium chloride can cause a number of health problems, a new study has found that a high-salt diet may help the body protect itself against bacteria.

The discovery was made by accident after Jens Titze, the study's senior author, observed that mice that had gotten bitten by other mice in their cage had higher sodium levels in their skin than tho

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Unusual benefits of drinking more water

2015-02-24 21:42

Experts have been recommending that people drink more water for decades. Although most people are familiar with the usual benefits listed by doctors and nutritionists, there are unique advantages to adding more water to your daily routine. Hydration is essential for life, and your body requires water to function normally.

Did you know that water can help you fight a headache or help you restore your lost focus? You are probably familiar with water benefits like preventing dehydration and helping digestion.

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How To Substitute Coconut Oil for Eggs in Recipes

2015-01-30 11:16
Coconat Oil for Vegan Substitute

Many recipes call for eggs as a binding agent. However, coconut oil can be used as a delicious, nutritious, vegan substitute.

By using coconut oil as a binding agent in your culinary creations, you can produce the tasty treats you love with a product that improves and safeguards health.

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