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The 5 colors of foods you should eat every day

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You’ve probably heard of “eating the rainbow.” But did you know that there’s real science behind it? It turns out that along with the pigments that give fruits and vegetables their color—turning tomatoes red, kale green, and oranges orange—come a huge array of unique vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Red, orange, green, purple, and white fruits and vegetables each offer…

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6 Easy Tips to Help Keep Anxiety & Depression Away

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Anxiety and depression are unfortunately on the rise, not only in adults but children and teens as well. Scientists are now beginning to recognize how important the correlation of food and brain function are. Certain medications may help keep anxiety under control, however many want to find more natural ways to deal with anxiety. Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, Sara Siskind…

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Fiber Reduces Risk of Death from Colon Cancer

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Fiber reduces the risk of dying from colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology. As part of Harvard’s Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, researchers looked at 1,575 participants with colorectal cancer and analyzed their diets and risk for mortality. For every 5 grams of fiber added to their diets, the risk of dying…

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Recipe: Vegan BLT Sandwich

Vegan BLT Sandwich

This vegan version of a BLT sandwich is just as delicious and satisfying as the original without the cholesterol. Ingredients Organic whole grain bread Lightlife Smart Bacon (or other brand) Vegenaise (or other brand) Lettuce (best to use dark leafy salad greens for more nutrients) Tomato Directions – Prepare bacon strips according to package directions – Toast bread, then spread…

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Recipe: Berry Banana Smoothie

Berry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients 1 Banana, broken into pieces 1 cup Frozen Mixed berries (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) 1 Scoop Vega One® All-in-One Shake French Vanilla protein powder (or other plant protein powder of your choice) Water Directions In Juiceman container, place banana pieces, frozen berries, scoop of protein powder, top off with cold water. Screw on lid and blend.

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Superfood Recipe: Hummus

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Our version of this Middle-Eastern dip contains chickpeas, garlic, and raw sesame seeds. It’s traditionally served with flatbread, but crackers and tortilla chips are great, too. Ingredients 30 ounces (900 g) canned chickpeas, liquid reserved 1/4 cup (35 g) sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8…

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