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Probiotics are living microorganisms that are beneficial to our intestinal tract and immune system. They consist of both bacteria and yeast and occur naturally in our bodies. Their job is to help with the digestion of food, inhibit the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, prevent inflammation, and detoxify certain enzymes,...
 
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Vital Nutrients: Eating more foods that come from plants is an excellent way to promote health. However, a plant-based vegan diet that avoids animal products isn't automatically healthful. To build a healthful plant-based diet, choose a variety of foods, emphasizing the ones that contain essential nutrients. 5 Tips for...
 
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The culinary world clamors for truffles, so why not make them a part of your menu? Whether white (Alba Madonna) or black (black Perigord), truffles are pungent-smelling, warty, irregularly-shaped plants. Truffles grow wild, underground, at the roots of trees, like oak trees. While truffles primarily grow in Europe, they have also been harvested in the ... Truffles: Wild and Delicate Fungi
 
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It's National Nutrition Month, and the theme from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." So, how will you enjoy the taste of eating right? Try some of these inspirational ideas... Introduce New Foods to Your Diet Now is a great time to...
 
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Health gurus, tv doctors, and tons of blogs have all been abuzz with a new health food trend, rhapsodizing about the wonders of coconut oil. But is all this hype actually merited? After all, wasn’t coconut oil once touted as the evil ingredient in movie popcorn? What has changed?...