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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Corn- It Really is A-Maize-Ing!

I do apologize for being guilty of skipping some time off the weekly health tidbits, but I hope you have been enjoying the other content and hopefully some different ideas in the segments will be coming up soon since it will be summer (if you aren't below the equator). Since I do notice views coming …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Is Brown Rice The Better Choice?

Looking at the title, you may have already made your decision or believe that it is obvious that brown rice is the better choice for your health. In many ways you would be correct, since white rice is refined and has the bran and germ taken out of it. This reduces its nutrient and fiber …

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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: Avocados Are Not Just For Toast

Humans and Giant Sloths- what do they have in common? They both liked avocados. I know you may be wondering how sloths can even relate to the avocado, but I will get to the 'pit' of the story in just a little bit. The avocado we know today may have not even existed if it …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: The Small But Mighty Chickpea

Chickpeas are pretty cool. They are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, are gluten free and can be combined with grains to make a complete protein. Chickpeas have a long history of being used among various cultures from curries to hummus. I like to see the amount of versatility that chickpeas have- even vegans use …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Nutritious Plant-Based Milks

I think I have seen more brands and dairy free companies on the market with plant based milk products more than cows milk in the past few years. With the growing amount of those who don't want to consume dairy or animal products, it is refreshing to see that there are so many varieties out …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Chia Seeds!

When you hear the word chia, the chia pet commercial song from the 90s/2000s might ring in your head. The chia seeds people eat though are not the green sprouts that come out in those plants, but tiny black seeds that can be used to make vegan puddings, and drinks. It is important to note …

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Staying Heart Healthy One Fish At A Time: How To Find Sustainable Seafood Choices For You And The Environment

With our oceans continuing to suffer from waste being thrown into them, it can make you think twice before even wanting to eat things from it. If we want our oceans and our water to remain sustainable and healthy for a long time, then it is important that we begin to make changes as consumers …

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Benefits of having Meatless days during the week: How a meatless Monday can do more good than harm

Going meatless on certain days of the week does not have to be the end of your days for having meat. You may even like doing it because it might be saving you money. However you may be wondering that if I cut out animal products from my diet, then what would I eat? Or, …

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