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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…to be high in sugar, here's a good reason to eat it anyway! Dried apples, in particular, can actually have a very positive effect on overall cholesterol levels. In one study, 80 women consumed 75 grams (2.64 ounces) of dried apples daily for a year. At the end of that period, their total cholesterol…

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Rye Gingerbread

…pan and pour the batter in. * Bake at 350° for 45–50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out just barely dry. You May Also Be Interested In: * Apple Pie * Fruit Jerky

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…who does. Foods found to be most contaminated by pesticides were peaches, grapes, apples, pears, spinach, U.S.-grown green beans and winter squash (both fresh and frozen). If you buy non-organic peaches, pears or apples, I strongly suggest washing and peeling them thoroughly. Make it a point to wash each…

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Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

…regular niacin—the form known to be beneficial—without any statin drug. If you want to test the effects of niacin, then at least compare apples to apples. Statins Get Off Scot-Free Those in the statin/extended-release niacin group experienced a long list of side effects. Yet strangely, the side…

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Vision Saving Foods

…these valuable allies and keep your sights on your goal—healthy vision for a lifetime. Cultivate diversity at the dinner table. Green tea, green apples, red or white wine, onions, eggplant, and black currant juice are all rich in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant and bioflavonoid. Whole-food supplements…

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Hemorrhoids: An Embarrassing Problem, Solved!

…daily and, if necessary, take a stool softener that doesn't contain any type of chemical irritant. Add bulk and roughage to the diet such as unpeeled apples or pears, figs, celery, or other raw fruits and vegetables. Psyllium seed (or psyllium seed products like Metamucil) from the health food store are…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…Chill. * Poppy Seed Dip: Add 1 tsp. each honey and poppy seeds, and ½ tsp. cinnamon to “sour cream.” Chill. This is good with fruit such as apples and pears. * Dilly Dip: Add 3 Tbsp. minced dill pickle and 1 Tbsp. minced green onion to “sour cream.” Chill. Guilt-Free Heavy Cream 2 Tbsp. tapioca…

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