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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…sunflower; Brazil nuts, pine nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, molasses, dry roasted soybeans (edamame), bananas, figs, raisins, kidney and black beans, spinach, leafy vegetables, and halibut. You also should take a magnesium supplement. Below, I’ve listed the typical recommended daily requirements. But keep…

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Monitoring Your Vision

…contrast sensitivity. You want to look for a product with 6–12 mg of lutein. Eggs (with the yolk), spinach, and greens such as kale and collards are also high in lutein; a one-cup serving of cooked spinach contains more than 13 mg. * Take astaxanthin. Several studies suggest astaxanthin helps reduce symptoms…

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…reason to have your own garden or befriend someone 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…

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What Is a Superfood?

…nuts are a healthy everyday addition to your diet when taken in moderate servings. Dark green vegetables such as kale, swiss chard, broccoli, and spinach do live up to their reputation. Kale, which has enjoyed a huge boost in popularity in recent years, is unparalleled among leafy greens in providing…

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One Food Can “Beet” High Blood Pressure

…they’re grown, are also high in blood pressure–lowering nitrate. They include: * Radishes * Kale * Celery * Lettuce * Mustard greens * Turnip tops * Spinach * Chinese cabbage * Regular cabbage * Eggplant * Leeks * Scallions * Potatoes * String beans * Carrots Make them a regular part of your blood pressure–lowering…

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Beyond Carrots: Eat Your Way to Sharper Vision

We all know the old adage about carrots being good for our eyes—but carrots aren’t the only food that can improve your vision. Tomatoes, spinach, red and yellow bell peppers, and many other colorful fruits and vegetables contain nutrients like beta-carotene, lutein, and other mixed carotenoids. These…

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Vision Saving Foods

…eating egg yolks significantly increases levels of the carotenoids zeaxanthin and lutein in the bloodstream, as do dark green leafy veggies such as spinach. It’s really unfortunate that eggs are often considered a high cholesterol food. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the medical profession…

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Six Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones

…foods high in oxalate. These include chard, rhubarb, beets, parsley, cocoa, and tea. Additionally, certain vegetables that are high in calcium like spinach and collard greens, should only be eaten raw as the heat from cooking turns the calcium in them into calcium oxalate. 5. Add Rice Bran to Your Diet…

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