Category Archives: Food Facts

Articles about foods, what they are good for, nutritional makeup, etc.

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Five Best Fruits and Vegetables for Heart Health

When talking about best foods for heart health, most people tend to focus the discussion on fat, saturated versus trans-fat or healthy omega-3s. Of course, the type of fat in your diet does make a difference in the health of your heart, but there are a lot of other foods that can also help keep your heart healthy in slightly different ways. Fruits and vegetables contain no fat, but provide powerful nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber to improve cardiovascular health. Here are the five best fruits and veggies to keep your heart healthy.

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Everything You Should Know About Watermelon

Watermelon is high in vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin A (beta carotene), lycopene (antioxidant) and citrulline (an amino acid). Tomatoes are known for their lycopene, the phytonutrient famous for fighting heart disease and prostate cancer. Unlike watermelon, you have to cook tomatoes in some oil to release the lycopene. Cup for cup, watermelon has 40% more lycopene than tomatoes.


How to Avoid GMOs

As more people are looking to preserve or restore their health through natural means, consumers are looking to avoid genetically modified organisms. Not everyone can find everything they need with the organic label, and some laboratory testing has shown that even foods that carry the organic label have been contaminated with genetically modified organisms.

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Factory Farmed Chickens: The Hidden Cost of Cheap Chicken

Americans eat a phenomenal amount of chicken, more than any other meat. Those of us over 50 can still remember when chicken was a treat for special occasions because it was more expensive than beef. Today chicken is the cheapest meat, and its consumption has doubled since 1970. Advocates of factory farming boast that their techniques have brought chicken within the reach of working families.


The Super Health Benefits of Maca

Maca is a root vegetable belonging to the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables. It is most similar to radishes and turnips in growth habits, size, and proportions. Maca is extremely rich in minerals with ample amounts of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, potassium, copper, and zinc. These are extremely important for healthy skin, bones, eyes, and joints.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar & How to Make Your Own

Fermented foods are becoming very popular, and for good reason. They are rich in probiotics and enzymes, and have highly bioavailable forms of the nutrients contained within the food or beverage being fermented. In this case the health benefits of apple cider vinegar come from the mighty apple, and the results couldn’t be much more spectacular.