8 Top Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair From Dr. Oz

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Of course you care how your hair looks. Who doesn’t? Ever since humans emerged from caves, we’ve used our hair to broadcast two messages: “I’m healthy and powerful,” and “Hello, honey, how about it?” Some politicians get elected just because of their healthy hair. What you feed your body also feeds each of the 150,000 […]

Recipes of the Week: Chocolate, Beans and Tortillas, Oh My!

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Afternoon Snack Recipe: Healthy Crunchy Crispy Snack Beans Have you heard? Beans are underappreciated superfoods! Chockfull of fiber and protein, beans are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants–plus, they’ve been show to actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And they can be so good. I loved this recipe (and its very descriptive title) for […]

Making Fresh Beets User-Friendly

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Although I’ve always loved beets, the thought of preparing fresh ones terrified me – I thought my kitchen would wind up splattered with very-staining, purple-red beet juice. Then I watched my house mother boil fresh beets when I lived in Costa Rica. Guess what? No splattering, no staining, no purple-red explosions. Quite anti-climactic, actually. But […]

Healthy Protein Food Sources

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Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. Seafood Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it’s usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in […]

Black Bean Soup and Lentil Soup Recipes

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Black Bean Soup Description Black beans, also known as “turtle beans,” are an especially tasty variety, and make a lovely soup. As with most dried beans, they are inexpensive while offering a bounty of fiber, protein, folic acid, potassium and magnesium. Do not salt dried beans while they are cooking as the salt slows down […]

Roasted Garlic: A Gift from the Culinary Gods

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Roasted garlic is the perfect example of how one inexpensive ingredient can become an unbelievably flavorful gourmet-level ingredient. All you need is 45 minutes of hands-off time and a little bit of knowledge. And a sheet of aluminum foil. After you’ve roasted your garlic, you can use it immediately or keep it in the refrigerator […]

Choose These Superfoods to Help You Sleep

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While it’s important to avoid a big, heavy meal right before bed (a full stomach will disturb your sleep), some foods may actually help you sleep. If you’ve had a few nights of restless sleep, make a light whole-wheat-pasta dish with fresh vegetables, a little diced chicken breast, tomato sauce, and a sprinkle of Parmesan […]

You Can Try This If You Only Have 48 Hrs. to Slim Your Stomach

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According to a recent article from Health Magazine/March 2011 issue; this is great advice for slimming for an important event when you are very short on time! Its good solid advice and and by modifying it afterwards with some more healthy carbs like whole grains, nuts/seeds and fruit; healthy fat daily, this little plan is […]

A Jar Of Mayonnaise Ain’t Got Nothing On A Ripe Avocado

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Sometimes the condiment makes the sandwich, other times the condiment is a well-behaved backdrop to the sandwich.  Either way, you might as well go for a condiment with potential (i.e., not supermarket mayonnaise, which is at best made with low-quality oil and at worst made with a slew of unpronounceable chemicals). One of the easiest […]