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Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #511

Sweet Potatoes are one of the sweetest ways to make a healthful change. They contain a wealth of antioxidants; phytochemicals including beta-carotene; vitamins C and E; folate; calcium; copper; iron; and potassium. The fiber in sweet potatoes promotes a healthy digestive tract, and the antioxidants may play a role in preventing heart disease and cancer. …

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Healthy Living Tip #478

Incorporate “crowding out” foods into your diet. WHY: An effective way to cut out unhealthy foods from your diet, the crowding out principle suggests you add more to your diet rather than taking foods away. Increase your intake of nutritious foods, and your body will have less room to process nutrient-deficient foods. HOW: Eat and …

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Healthy Living Tip #448

You’ve admirably resisted the Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries in favor of a less-sugary breakfast cereal that’s been fortified with vitamins. But that doesn’t mean you’re getting 100 percent of those nutrients listed on the side of the box. As much as 40 percent of the vitamins can leach into the puddle of milk you …

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Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba’s flavonoids and terpenoids are believed to account for Ginkgo biloba’s beneficial health effects. Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants, and studies have revealed that flavonoids protect the nerves, heart muscle, blood vessels, and retina from damage. Terpenoids aid blood flow by dilating the blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets. Ginkgo biloba was used …

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Wheat Grass

Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body. Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a …

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Oat Grass

Oat grass is a good source of many essential nutrients. Oat grass is a good source of vitamins A, C, E and K, pantothenic acid, chlorophyll, lecithin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Up to 30 percent of oat grass by weight is amino acids, which your body uses as the building blocks of proteins. …