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Health Tidbits: Basil, King Of The Herb Garden

Most of us tend to hear the word basil and think of Italian food, but this herb wouldn't be called the king of herbs if it wasn't extraordinary, and used for more than just pesto.The word basil does in fact derive from the Greek word Basileus, which translates into king. Even in the Orthodox Churches, basil …

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Health Tidbits: Cauliflower Power!

From Indian to Mediterranean cuisine, cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can absorb flavors. It almost reminds me of tofu of the vegetable world, since its somewhat bland taste can be changed and amplified through spices. To others, it may remind them of looking a brain (maybe that's why they don't want to eat it). …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: The Mouth Puckering Cranberry

Cranberries. The tart and sweet fruit that many Americans have come to love on Thanksgiving Day. However, there is more to this unique fruit than meets the eye and they are full of antioxidants. I originally did not know much about cranberries or where they had come from, but they are quite a special fruit …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: The Mighty Powers Of Turmeric

Turmeric has become almost like a hot commodity in the health and wellness field. I see it in the stores a lot with trending health products adding in turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits. I can see lately in the past two decades that turmeric is being researched in clinical trials for preventative health care and …

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