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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…particular study focused on almonds, other studies have found that peanuts (really a legume and not a nut), pistachios, walnuts, and hazelnuts can all help lower cholesterol and other harmful blood fats. Nuts Do Not Contribute to Weight Gain There's a growing number of individuals who don't want to take cholesterol…

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Six Healthy Ways to Incorporate Fat In Your Diet

…monounsaturated fats, and 10 percent saturated fats. * Get your fats from natural products. The closer to nature and the less processed, the better. Nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish are the best sources. * Avoid fried foods. Remember that even the best oils become saturated when heated. If you…

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Go Nuts for Nuts

…acids. Nuts release oils in a way that makes them behave differently than oils that have been extracted. Paul Davis and his colleagues at the University of California discovered that the body's absorption and processing of extracted nut oils is the same as any other oil or fat. However, when nuts are consumed…

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Chunky Chocolate Shard Cookies

…, sesame seeds—just so it adds up to 1 cup of seeds and nuts.) How To * Preheat oven to 375 degrees * Use a coffee grinder, food processor or blender to lightly grind the oats into flour. Mix dry ingredients (except for chocolate and nuts) thoroughly in one bowl. * In a separate bowl, blend together…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…“normal,” include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet, like bran from rice, wheat, oats; seeds of pumpkin, flax, sesame, and sunflower; Brazil nuts, pine nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, molasses, dry roasted soybeans (edamame), bananas, figs, raisins, kidney and black beans, spinach, leafy vegetables…

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Weekly Update for January 20, 2014

…this week: * CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Healthy Food Choices, January 21 * Fight Depression with Fatty Acids – Wednesday, January 22 * Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts – Friday, January 24 Be sure to visit again in a couple days! Now it’s your turn: What topics would you like to learn more about? You May Also…

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What Is a Superfood?

…the list. Full of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, it’s easy to see why. Most nuts and seeds are also superfoods, as they are excellent sources of protein and healthy fat. Though high in calories, nuts are a healthy everyday addition to your diet when taken in moderate servings. Dark green…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…preservatives; try nut butters instead. Simply grind the nuts or seeds in the blender until they are powdery. Slowly, add a small portion of peanut or other oil until you reach the consistency you like. You can also add a little salt and a small amount of honey to improve the flavor. Practically any nut makes a…

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Vision Saving Foods

…increasing evidence that it’s the combined effects of these carotenes that make carrots and so many other brightly colored vegetables so beneficial. Nuts, fresh cold-water fish, and flax seeds are rich in essential fatty acids that counteract bad fats, and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts…

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Fitness and Diet Check Up and Discussion

…fitting better, you're on the right path! Diet Self-Assesment * How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat daily? * How many servings of nuts and whole grains do you eat daily? * How often do you eat fish and lean meat? * How has your grocery list changed over the past couple months? * Have…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…than that of commercial infant formulas. A nursing mother can increase the essential fatty acids and DHA levels of her milk by adding fresh fish, nuts, seeds, fresh ground whole grains and legumes to the diet. I wouldn't recommend that nursing mothers or children under the age of five take fish oil…

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Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

…oxidize with cholesterol and collect along artery walls. Natural fats high in omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, grass-fed beef, avocados, seeds and nuts, are friendlier fats for optimal heart health. Learn more about which cooking oils are best for which uses. Watching your triglycerides is not just…

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A Healthy Summer Dessert: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

…vortex, to incorporate it evenly. Freeze until desired consistency is obtained. Other fruits can be mixed or substituted for strawberries. Raisins, nuts, and coconut may also be added to the yogurt. Makes approximately 1 quart. Now it's your turn: Have you tried making frozen yogurt? What's your favorite…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…most dairy products, and legumes (including peanuts and soy) from the diet. Substituting a paleo diet consisting of meat, fowl, fish, seafood, eggs, nuts, berries, avocados, olives, certain oils (olive, avocado, palm, coconut), and fresh fruits and vegetables often resolves the above problems. At the…

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