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The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon

Growing up in the Englewood community of Chicago, I spent a lot of time at my grandma’s house. Grandma’s garden was one of the biggest and best in Englewood, stocked full of collards, pole beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and even…

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Forget the Sugar, Eating Carrots is Good for You

Often referred to as the “King of Vegetables”, carrots are among the world’s most popular health foods. And, believe it or not, carrot juice is as beneficial as the carrots themselves. But, interestingly, carrots are frequently shunned for being…

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Garlic: Mother Nature’s Underground Pharmacy

For centuries, garlic has been used worldwide as a natural treatment for a range of chronic diseases and illnesses, as it has potent anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, due to its powerful healing properties, garlic is often…

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Go Red: 5 Ways to Eat Your Way to Better Heart Health

February officially marks American Heart Month and red is the symbol of awareness. Heart disease and related complications (heart attacks and strokes) are leading causes of death worldwide killing about 600,000 people annually in the United States alone. That’s 1 in every…

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The Best Time to Eat Fruit

I’m a diehard salad connoisseur known for my flamboyant blends of veggies, fruit, and seafood. Interestingly, whenever I post a salad recipe or pic, someone almost always questions my choice of including fruit. Now, everyone knows that eating fruit…

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Surprising Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds

Growing up in a family of five whose income was well below the poverty line, wasting food was never an option. From stews to soups during weekdays, to at-home smorgasbords on weekends, my parents made sure each and every…

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Turkey and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese

Bell peppers are extremely high on the list of nutrient-dense foods, as they supply an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants that promote overall good health. In addition to their nutritional qualities, bell peppers are unbelievably low in…

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Citrus Honey Glazed Golden Beets

Beetroot (beet) is a beneficial source of countless essential nutrients. It’s also an incredibly rich source of important antioxidants like betaine and beta-carotene, which have been shown to enhance liver health and protect against heart disease by lowering blood…

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Rubbed Kale with Butternut Squash

Like most leafy green vegetables, kale is very low in calories, packed full of fiber, and high in key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I personally prefer the taste of raw kale in smoothies and salads but I generally combine it with…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Mushrooms

I regularly include mushrooms in food preparations and they’re actually quite high on the list of nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods are essentially those rich in health-promoting macronutrients and micronutrients but relatively low in calories, sodium, and sugar. So, whether you’re trying…

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A Lettuce-Less Salad

Salads are a great way to get more vegetables and fruits into your diet. But, you don’t have to settle for bland, boring, flavorless blends. Here’s a quick and easy recipe that’s bursting with flavor and nutrition. Makes the perfect quick side, main…