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Healthy Gut from Eating Plants Prevents Chronic Diseases

healthy gut from plants

A diet high in fiber from plant-based foods can enhance the activity and composition of the gut microbiota. According to a recent article published in Practical Diabetology, a diet high in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables can reduce inflammation and prevent obesity and diabetes by enhancing the growth of healthy bacteria. A diet high in fat and animal products…

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Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Bursts with Juicy Tropical Flavor

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

Zespri SunGold—a natural cross between gold varieties of kiwifruit—is one of the fastest growing new fruits globally. Sweeter than a green kiwifruit, the SunGold variety tastes like a cross between a mango and a strawberry and has a smooth, hairless skin with a juicy, yellow flesh. SunGold’s appeal is also its nutrition benefits: one serving has three times more vitamin…

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Is Broccoli the New Superfood for Diabetes?

Broccoli

The humble broccoli is a superfood vegetable. It stands out as one of the best sources of Vitamin C (more than oranges!), full of fiber and phytochemicals, low in calories and is also rich in calcium. Broccoli is good for your heart and has become popular for its anti-cancer properties. A new study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine,…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena Williams Invest in ‘Superfood’ Delivery Service

Serena Williams Gwyneth Paltrow

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis champion Serena Williams have invested in Daily Harvest, a NYC-based online subscription service that ships frozen “superfoods” used for single-serve smoothies, soups, overnight oats, and chia puddings. Daily Harvest was born when Rachel Drori, a busy New Yorker and even busier mom, found herself craving one of those beautiful instagram-worthy smoothies. But with no…

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