Category Archives for Food Facts

Benefits of Beta-Carotene

Beta-carotene belongs to a group of plant compounds called carotenoids. Beta-carotene is also known as pro-vitamin A. Enzymes in the epithelial lining of the intestinal tract split beta-carotene into two

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5 Reasons to Include Avocados into Your Daily Diet

… and a super yummy avocado recipe you won’t believe! Persea americana, commonly known as the Avocado or Alligator Pear, is a tree native to Mexico and Central America and has been cultivated

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Olive Oil, Yes or No?

At an olive oil tasting in the Olive Capital of America. All olive oil is not created equal! In fact over 60% of olive oils you buy in stores are not pure olive oil and can be downright bad for your

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Organic Pasture Raised vs Organic “Cage Free” Eggs

Can you see the difference between the organic pasture raised eggs and the organic “cage-free” egg in the picture? Their appearance is not the only thing that is different. There is a huge

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Healthy Grain Free/Gluten Free Bread Recipe

Most breads, even whole grain, are high glycemic and raise blood sugar significantly. This results in weight gain, bloating and is a contributing factor to diabetes. But who says you have to go without?Here

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14 Dietary Sources of Folic Acid (Folate)

 Folic acid (Folate) Cervical dysplasia is a term that refers to the development of abnormal cells in the uterus. It is a precancerous condition that is usually discovered when a woman has her annual

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Major Role Of Vitamin C

Most of us know that Vitamin C is the vitamin that cures the world’s oldest known nutritional deficiency disease, scurvy. Vitamin C is water soluble and is absorbed from the small intestine. It is concentrated

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Calcium Rich Foods & 7 Sources of Vitamin D

The parathyroid glands regulates & monitors calcium levels in your blood. It increases or decreases the amount of parathyroid hormone in response to the level of calcium in the blood. Calcium is the

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Health Power Of Beans

Beans are packed with soluble fiber, which helps to reduce low density lipoproteins levels (LDL) & reduces blood pressure. That same fiber also helps keep blood sugar levels stable and starves off

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Dietary Sources of The Amino AcidTryptophan

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid. Amino acids are basic building blocks that make up proteins. Tryptophan is considered essential since not ingesting enough each day could lead to health problems.

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