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Coconut flour: A nutritious, gluten-free substitute to processed flour

Posted January 28, 2014

Coconut flour is a flour made from coconut solids that have been ground into a very fine powder. It has a mild coconut scent and flavor, which makes it suitable for flour-based recipes that don’t have other strongly-flavored ingredients such as cocoa powder or spices. It is also quite light and airy, making it especially suitable for baked goods like muffins, pancakes and cakes.

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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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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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Tempeh: A highly nutritious and protein-rich fermented soy product

Posted October 7, 2013

Tempeh is a fermented soy product of Indonesian origin. It is made from cooked and dehulled soybeans and culturing agents and is characterized by its distinctive texture and solid consistency. Tempeh remains a staple in the diet of many Indonesians, though it is also becoming popular in the West due to its numerous health benefits.

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Improve the health of your pets with these nutritious fruits and vegetables

Posted July 11, 2013

Feeding your pets the highest quality food items with the most nutrition does not have to break the bank, especially if you already grow your own organic produce at home. There are many different fruits and vegetables, in fact, that cats and especially dogs will gladly eat that can help boost their immune systems, fight off infections, and even prevent the formation of chronic and debilitating illnesses like cancer.

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Black rice: Rare yet highly nutritious

Posted April 7, 2013

Although not very common, black rice is currently one of the healthiest food types that can be obtained today. Packed with a wide array of nutrients, black rice has a very rich and interesting history. As most people know, rice is a base food source in Asia. During the years when China was ruled by an emperor, black rice was dubbed as the “Forbidden Rice”. It was cultivated in very small amounts because it was only for the emperor’s consumption.

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A New, Super-Nutritious Puffed Rice for Breakfast Cereals and Snacks

Posted December 20, 2012

A new process for blowing up grains of rice produces a super-nutritious form of puffed rice, with three times more protein and a rich endowment of other nutrients that make it ideal for breakfast cereals, snack foods and nutrient bars for school lunch programs, scientists are reporting.

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Obese Adolescents Benefit from High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements

Posted April 30, 2012

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans, and especially in overweight and obese adolescents, according to the National Institutes of Health. University of Missouri researchers have found that providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 is safe and effective in improving their vitamin D status.

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Effects of acute ingestion of different fats on oxidative stress and inflammation in overweight and obese adults.

Posted April 30, 2012

Studies show that obese individuals have prolonged elevations in postprandial lipemia and an exacerbated inflammatory response to high fat meals, which can increase risk for cardiovascular diseases. As epidemiological studies indicate an association between type of fat and circulating inflammatory markers, the purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effect of different fat sources on inflammation and oxidative stress in overweight and obese individuals.

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