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Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Posted March 3, 2014

Apple is a deciduous tree in the rose family and is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Apple trees are of small to medium sized reaching height 5 to 10 meters. The tree originated from Eastern Europe and South Western Asia, which later spread to most temperate regions in the world.

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12 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in the Gluten Free Diet

Posted February 12, 2014

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where consuming a protein called gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Left untreated, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other long-term health complications. More than 2 million Americans are undiagnosed and at risk.

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7 Nutrient Combinations That Maximize Absorption and Boost Health

Posted February 4, 2014

Chefs are masterful when it comes to pairing complex flavor profiles that delight your taste buds, but more complicated still is the paring of foods and nutrients that stand to maximize your nutrient intake and boost your health. While some nutrient combinations work together to increase the absorption of one another, others simply compliment each other to provide incredible protection. Here are seven complementary nutrients that you should always look to consume together.

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Frozen produce may retain vitamins better than fresh stored: study

Posted November 26, 2013

Frozen produce is statistically equal to fresh when it comes to vitamin and mineral content, and retains vitamins equally so or better than produce stored in the refrigerator for a few days, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia in Athens.

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9 Nourishing Foods to Eat This Fall

Posted November 26, 2013

The fall season is in full swing now, ushering in cooler weather and shorter days. The cool, succulent produce of summer has transitioned to the heartier roots and squashes of the fall harvest. As the seasons change, Mother Nature provides the nutrients we need to keep us healthy and strong. These nourishing fall foods are packed with the nutrition your body needs to get through the cold and dark months ahead.

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Vitamin K: The silent nutrient

Posted November 4, 2013

Vitamin K is not just vital for blood clotting, it also improves bone health and delays age-related degeneration. However, research is now highlighting new, emerging and indispensable roles of vitamin K in helping with much more than blood clotting. It can improve bone health, prevent calcification of arteries that can lead to sudden heart attacks, and delay degeneration that comes with ageing.

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Vitamin E: The ‘overlooked’ nutrient and its brain health benefits

Posted October 22, 2013

With over 90% of Americans not consuming the RDA for vitamin E, and most people eating less than half of the RDA, there exists a significant opportunity to educate consumers on the benefits of this ‘overlooked’ nutrient, including for brain health.

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Adding Citrus Fiber to Meatballs Improves Nutritional Quality, Does Not Affect Taste, MU Researcher Finds

Posted October 14, 2013

Many American diets fall short of meeting nutritional guidelines resulting in burgeoning obesity rates and health problems across the nation. Statistics show that most Americans consume only half of the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber.

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Frozen fruit and vegetables may be more nutritious than fresh: Research

Posted October 13, 2013

Frozen fruit and vegetables may contain higher levels of essential vitamins and potentially healthy antioxidants than their fresh counterparts, according to new research.

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New potential for nutrient-rich prairie fruits

Posted October 9, 2013

Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Findings showed that these fruits were nutrient-rich and that the potential food value is high. This is good news for fruit growers in Saskatchewan as these results add further credence to support the development of these fruits for commercial food markets.

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