Nutrition Articles

Red Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum): Miracle Superfood?

The Red Reishi mushroom is regarded as the most powerful of the Chinese mushroom also known as Ling Zhi. It is considered a ‘superfood’ because it is so highly nutritious. As a food, it is rich in protein, contains 18 amino acids, polypeptides, polysaccharides, terpenoids, germanium, vitamins...
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7 Awesome Foods That Actually Help You Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight without feeling like you are starving—and who doesn’t?—you should know that there are many foods that will actually help you in losing weight! Fill your fridge with these foods to jump start your healthy weight loss plan and boost nutrition at the same time.
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Medicinal Wines and the Bounty of Berries

Traditionally, wine is as much a healing medium as teas, tinctures, decoctions and salves. Many old healing recipes involve the making of wine to preserve the healing power of summer fruits and herbs like elderberry, dandelion and blackberries throughout the winter. The wine-making process can enhance...
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Ginseng: Ancient Herb with Many Health Benefits

Ginseng is derived from the Greek word Panax, which means panacea, or all healing.  It makes perfect sense when you realize that ginseng has been used in China to increase longevity and the quality of life for thousands of years. Most people are already familiar with ginseng and know it as an herbal...
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Extra-Meaty Veggie Chili

This super-delish dish is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies without giving up the meaty taste that makes chili a winter comfort food. I like to serve up a large 2-cup bowl with one of Krusteaz-brand honey cornbread muffins. And at around 2 points* per cup, it’s a great filling meal that helps...
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The Power of Antioxidants to Relieve Stress

With physical exhaustion the muscles become over worked and tense, however, a good night sleep will leave the body refreshed and ready to begin a new day. Mental exhaustion is different. Many folks find it more difficult to relax their mind and so their brain never gets “refreshed.” Stress...
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To your brain, you are what you eat

New research released today is affirming a long-held maxim: you are what you eat — and, more to the point, what you eat has a profound influence on the brain. The findings offer insight into the neurobiological factors behind the obesity epidemic in the United States and other developed countries. The...
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet

If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments...
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Bananas might protect women from HIV infection

A natural chemical in bananas may help protect women against sexual transmission of HIV, U.S. researchers report. In laboratory tests, they found that a lectin called BanLec was as potent as two current HIV drugs. Lectins — sugar-binding proteins found in plants — can identify and attach to foreign...
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Jump Start Your Diet With These Weight Loss Super Foods

Most everyone wants to lose some weight. Even trim people can have fat they would like to lose. But, losing weight is not just about reducing fat. It’s also about building muscle. Here are some facts about weight loss and the super foods you should eat to if you’re trying to drop a few pounds. The...
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