Healthy Foods

You’re sure to find many healthy foods you actually like! You’ll discover the surprising benefits of foods.

  • pistachios


      You might have heard new commercials lately that say that pistachios are a complete protein. I was a little…

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  • yogurt


      Yogurt contains a culture that keeps your intestinal flora (good bacteria) in balance. Yogurt reduces bad bacteria and helps reduce…

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  • wine


        There’s more to wine than resveratol. For many centuries, wine was safer to drink than the water. It…

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  • wheat

    Whole Grains – heatlhy or not?

      Whole grains are high in fiber – a great cholesterol reducer. The whole grain also includes plant sterols which…

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      Did you know that Watermelon is a fruit AND a vegetable? Its a member of the gourd family. Watermelon…

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      What’s the one thing that you can do that will- > Help your skin look better> Give you more…

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  • walnuts


      Walnuts are a healthy fat source. Walnuts are a good source of Omega 3s – higher than other nuts.…

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  • oil vinegar


      Eating vinegar with a meal helps reduce after meal sugar spikes. It can also help you lose weight by…

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  • turkey


      Turkey is very high in protein! High in selenium which helps repair DNA damage to your cells, regulates your…

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  • tuna steak


        Tuna is high in protein. You know that protein is the major building material for muscle, blood, skin,…

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      Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants that improve your immune system and may slow degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis,…

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    Sweet Potatoes

      It’s orange, so you know it’s full of beta-carotene – which you know is converted into vitamin A, which…

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  • sunflower seeds

    Sunflower Seeds

      Sunflower seeds are a natural source of Vitamin E, more powerful than any supplement form you can buy. Vitamin…

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  • strawberry


      Strawberries are one of the most popular healthy foods – for good reason! Strawberries are full of phytonutrients called…

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  • green smoothie


      Want to be big and strong, have a healthy heart, great looking skin, and feel great? Follow Popeye’s advice…

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  • soy beans


      Whether it helps women with menopausal symptoms or lowers cholesterol is now questionable. New studies indicate that it’s not…

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  • sesame seeds

    Sesame Seeds

        These little bitty seeds are a very good source of the minerals copper and manganese. They are also…

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  • seaweed


      Seaweed contains all of the minerals required by human body, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron and Zinc.…

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  • sardines


      Sardines are good for cardiovascular health, memory, joints, skin and energy level. These little nutritional powerhouses are a a…

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  • salmon on grill


      Salmon is high in Omega-3 fats that are good for your heart and your brain functioning. Wild salmon has…

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    Salad Dressing

        OK – salad dressing is not usually a superfood. But when you make your own dressing from superfood…

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  • sage


      Sage is most commonly known for treating sore throats and coughs, mouth inflammations, and gingivitis. Sage oil contains alpha-…

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  • saffron


      Over the ages, saffron has been used to treat depression, asthma, insomnia, hardening of the arteries, coughs, whooping cough,…

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  • roastbeef on rye


        Rye is a whole grain fiber. It’s stronger distinctive flavor make it not as versatile as it’s wheat based…

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  • red grapefruit

    Red Grapefruit

      In addition to the benefits of it’s plain cousin, the red fruit contain carotenoids and lycopene that are important…

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  • raspberries


      Eating raspberries can increase your memory, protect your brain from age related decline, help keep your blood from clotting,…

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      Pumpkin contains Lutein, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, and age related macular degeneration. And pumpkin…

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  • prune apricot


      Prunes have come a long way. They used to be considered the fruit that old people ate when they…

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  • potato


      Potatoes are high in potassium and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are higher in nutrients than white potatoes. But, they are…

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  • popcorn


      Popcorn is a whole grain with lots of fiber, but like potatoes, it depends on what you put on…

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  • pomegranates


      Pomegranates are very high in antioxidants and flavonoids and phytochemicals and potassium. That means they help every function in…

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  • plums


      Plums are a good source of anthocyanins, which are a natural energy enhancer. Anthocyanins also protect our blood vessels…

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    Pineapple, Kiwi, Papaya

      These fruits contain high amounts of enzymes thought to help in the fight against autoimmune disease (AIDS), allergies, and…

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  • pickles


        The vinegar in pickles can reduce your blood sugar spikes after meals. It can also help you lose…

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      Peppermint soothes stomach, and decreases spasms due to irritable bowl syndrome. Usually used in hot tea form, though sucking…

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      Peanuts are high in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked to eye sight problems, bone loss, heart disease, colon cancer,…

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    Peanut Butter

        Peanut butter contains healthy monounsaturated fats that may help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Add to…

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        Another food that has gotten a bad rap. Pasta actually is a safe carb. It releases glucose slowly…

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  • parsley


      Parsley freshens breath, soothes upset stomachs, and so much more…   Parsley contains a compound of oils called myristicin, which…

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    Oranges, Lemons, Limes

          These citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C. They also contain limonene, believed to reduce skin…

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  • onions


      Onions are a real powerhouse. They reduce bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, help to reduce blood clotting, reduce risk of diabetes, kills…

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    Olive Oil

      Olive oil contains oleic acid – which reduces cellular inflammation. Saturated fats on the other hand, such as butter…

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  • oatmeal


          Oatmeal is a great way to get  whole grains in your diet, especially if you are gluten…

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    Oat Bran

          Oat Bran can lower cholesterol as well as prescription drugs. Oat bran contains B complex vitamins, protein,…

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  • nuts


        Nuts are full of fat – but it’s the good fats. Monounsaturated fats and Omega 3s. The kind…

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  • nutmeg


      Have trouble staying asleep? Nutmeg contains phenylopropanoids that help you stay asleep. Stir ½ teaspoon into milk or decaf…

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  • hot dog


      Yep, the old yellow kind. Contains the mineral Selenium, isothiocyanates, and circumin, that gives it its yellow color. Mustard…

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  • mushrooms


      Shitake, enoki, and other exotic mushrooms have cancer fighting properties.  Shitake mushrooms contain a high amount of lentinan that…

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  • mint


      Mint is cooling, relaxing, freshens your breath, and tastes great. It soothes your stomach and aids digestion. Mint increases…

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  • milk


      There are two sides to the great milk debate. One side says milk high in calcium, good for bones,…

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      Lean meat contains proteins, healthy fats, and glutathione – an amino acid that regenerates other antioxidants, regulates immune cells,…

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  • maple syrup

    Maple Syrup

      Pure maple syrup is another natural sugar, full of vitamins and minerals -Niacin, B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B2 (Riboflavin), Folic…

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  • mango


      One small mango provides a quarter of your recommended daily allowance for vitamin C, nearly two thirds of your…

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      Lemon is a popular scent in aroma therapy because its aromatic qualities calm you. Lemons are thirst quenching. In…

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  • kale


      Kale was used in ancient Greece to help rheumatism, eyesight and memory. It contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium and sulphur.…

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    Hot Peppers

      Hot peppers are good for respiratory problems, clears sinuses, and helps you breathe more clearly. They contain a lot…

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  • honey


      Honey has been used for centuries because of its healing properties. Has been used for healing wounds to keeping…

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  • herbs


      Fresh herbs, ounce for ounce, are higher in antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables. Many, like oregano, are powerful…

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  • green tea

    Green Tea

    Green Tea contains Polyphenols – helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer, and antioxidants. Make sure to dunk your…

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  • bell peppers

    Green and Red Peppers

      Green peppers are high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They also contain carotenoids, folate, potassium vitamin A, and small…

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  • grapes


      Red grapes prevent clot formation and inhibit tumor growth. The skin of red grapes contain resveratol – a compound…

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  • grapefruit


        Grapefruit has tons of vitamin C and it contains an amino acid that boosts the effectiveness of the…

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  • ginger


        Ginger has been used to treat nausea, vomiting, headaches, chest congestion, cholera, colds, diarrhea, stomachache, rheumatism, and nervous…

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      Garlic is a little powerhouse. It is a natural antibiotic. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure by dilating the…

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          While certain fruits have more superpowers than others, fruit in general is a great super addition to…

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  • flax seed

    Flax Seed

      The richest source of ALA, in the omega 3s. Also contains high amounts of lignans and fiber. Reduces triglycerides…

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  • grilled fish


          Fatty fish – tuna, salmon, sardines, herring, contain Omega-3s. One article said that young adults who ate…

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  • eggs sunny up


          Eggs have gotten a bad rap – and it’s been at your expense.  Eggs contain choline, lutein,…

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        Eggplant contains chlorogenic acid, a powerful antioxidant which fights bacteria, viruses, cancer and cholesterol, and helps prevent artery…

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  • dill


        Dill stops embarrassing gas by breaking up gas bubbles. Make a tea of 1-2 teaspoons dill seed in…

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  • dates


        Dates are full of fiber. That’s why they help keep you regular. Dates contain calcium, iron potassium, magnesium,…

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    Dark Greens

        Talk about a superfood! Dark green vegetables have lutein and zeaxanthin, which stop UV induced cell proliferation in…

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          Curry contains curcumin which blocks the formation of harmful deposits in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s. It…

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  • cucumber


        A member of the squash family. Cucumbers are a diuretic. They can help reduce high blood pressure and…

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  • cranberries


        You thought cranberries were only good for fighting kidney infections? Oh No – This is one amazing fruit.…

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  • corn


        This one is a double edged sword… Ok, for years I considered corn a non food, But now…

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          Coffee contains theophylline with acts as a bronchodilator- which helps asthma symptoms. It may also help prevent…

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      A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts … Well, there certainly has been a lot of to-do about coconut, hasn’t there?…

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  • cinnamon


        They have recently found that cinnamon helps diabetics lower blood sugar. Half a teaspoon a day over 40…

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  • chocolate


          We all know that chocolate is a natural mood enhancer, and now also thought to help reduce…

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    Chili Peppers

          Chili peppers contain Capsaicin, which is an antioxidant. They have blood thinning properties, lower cholesterol, fight carcinogens, and they…

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    Chicken Soup

          Yes, chicken soup really does relieve cold symptoms. Any warm liquid would help loosen mucus, but chicken…

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          Chicken is a good source of protein, and niacin. A niacin deficiency has been linked to Alzheimer’s…

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  • cherries


          Cherries contain a whopping 17 different antioxidants with benefits including easing arthritis pain, reducing inflammation, helping you…

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      You already know cheese high in both calcium, and fat. One ounce can curb PMS symptoms. In Europe, cheese is…

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    Chamomile Tea

      Chamomile Tea relieves upset stomachs, reduces cold symptoms, and eases menstrual cramps. Pretty handy, wouldn’t you say? The compounds…

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  • cereal fruit


          High fiber choices are a great start in the morning, or a great healthy snack anytime. Also…

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  • cayenne pepper

    Cayenne Pepper

      Many cultures use this pepper to keep their food safe from bacteria. But it also improves circulation and blood…

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  • cauliflower


        Cauliflower is another member of the Cruciferous vegetable family – even though it is white. There’s always an…

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  • Cashews

        Go ahead – have a handful. If you need a reason to indulge – read on… Cashews are…

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  • carrots


        Carrots contain carotenoids that help reduce your risk of heart disease and skin cancer. New studies show they’re…

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  • cantaloupe


        This is my favorite skin care food! Just a ¼ melon supplies almost a full day’s worth of…

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  • cabbage


        They say that Cabbage reduces colon cancer risk. Cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane which is said to not only…

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  • brussels sprouts

    Brussels Sprouts

        Brussels Sprouts  contain indole-3-carbinol which makes it harder for estrogen to bind to breast tissue which reduces monthly…

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  • brown rice

    Brown Rice

        Brown rice contains three times the amount of calcium of white rice. The complete milling and polishing that…

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  • broccoli


        Talk about a super food! Broccoli is high in fiber, vitamin c, vitamin A, carotenoids, calcium, and folic…

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  • bran


        Bran contains insoluble fiber that helps keep digestive track clean. That means you won’t have a build up…

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  • black tea

    Black Tea

        Drinking black or green tea with a meal helps fight off the effects of fatty foods. Fatty foods…

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  • berries


        Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, and Red Grapes all help prevent clot formation and inhibit tumor growth. Berries also contain…

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  • beer


        Beer? That’s a shocker, isn’t it? Beer contains silicon which stimulates collagen production- good for your skin, and…

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  • beans


          Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart… and more! Beans are full of protein, iron, folic acid,…

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  • bananas


        Bananas are high in magnesium, potassium, and pectin – making them good for almost every part of your…

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    Balsamic Vinegar

          Vinegar is a natural antibiotic. It triggers your immune system to stops the growth of microbes. Vinegar…

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  • avocado


        Avocados contain Lutein which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, and age related macular degeneration. They…

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  • aspirin


      OK, it’s not a food, but recent findings are important enough to include here. Salicylic acid, now nicknamed vitamin…

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  • asparagus


        Asparagus is detoxifying and a diuretic that helps body remove excess fluids by stimulating the kidneys. It's known…

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  • apples


        Apples and grapes contain anti-inflammatory compounds that help stop swelling of nasal passages. They help relieve diarrhea. And…

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar

        Vinegar is a natural antibiotic. It triggers your immune system to stops the growth of microbes. Vinegar also…

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  • almonds


        Almonds have been used since the middle ages to relieve heartburn. But now we know they do a…

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  • acai

    Acai Berry

    Actually a fairly new discovery – found in Brazil in 1999.   According to the hype, they have –  * …

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