Beans, berries, and barley – a trifecta of health

Beans, berries, and barley – a trifecta of health

When searching for those all-important health-promoting foods, think of the three “B’s” – beans, berries, and barley. When was the last time your grocery cart contained these?  Next time when shopping for food, consider buying at least one – if not all – of these three boosters of health.

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7 foods stifling hunger helping you feel full

7 foods stifling hunger helping you feel full

Satiety-giving foods are packed with soluble fiber, protein, and healthy fats keeping us from going back for second or third helpings.  This means there’s a good chance eating these foods may actually aid in weight loss along with reducing our risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

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Using salt free herbs and spices for robust flavor

Using salt free herbs and spices for robust flavor

The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day while the recommended amount is 2,300 mg or less.  Every time we automatically reach for the salt shaker for flavor to our foods, we are passing over an array of other tantalizing flavors. 

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7 weight loss tips backed by research recommendations

7 weight loss tips backed by research recommendations

More than ever before, the percentage of Americans either overweight to obese has raised to new heights.  Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that the prevalence of obesity from 2011-2014 was just over 36% in adults and 17% in youth.  This current path of continued rising rates in obesity is harming everyone’s health. 

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Healthy hearts love lean beef

Healthy hearts love lean beef

Since American Heart Month is all about heart health and the color red, a perfect red food many of us love and which loves our heart back is lean beef.  Yes, lean beef can be part of a heart healthy diet. 

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How to kick a soda habit

How to kick a soda habit

Having an all-out dependence on sugary sodas is a hard habit to break.  It can sneak up on you over time.  Before you know it, you are using soda to wake up you in the morning, get you through an afternoon slump, and wash down your dinner or quench you thirst at the movies.

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9 Foods that whiten your teeth and 4 foods to avoid

9 Foods that whiten your teeth and 4 foods to avoid

No need to invest in expensive teeth whitening and brightening products.  A mouthful of pearly whites could be as close as your kitchen.  Add these teeth-brightening foods to your diet and get ready to gleam. 

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How healthy is hummus?

How healthy is hummus?

The health benefits of hummus are hard to beat.  This creamy blend of chick peas, sesame paste (tahini), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings, have endeared Americans to find a special place in their hearts for hummus. 

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