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Inulin 101

A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits: If you’ve been reading up on gut health, then you may have heard of inulin. Inulin is a fiber that has been linked to several health benefits and is added to many foods. However, some people have concerns about its side effects and how well it works. This article takes a detailed look

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How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Oily fish has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, improved mental ability, and protection from cancer, alcohol-related dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil contains the two fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests consuming at

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Is Shrimp High in Cholesterol? Nutritional and Heart Health Information

Eating shrimp as part of a balanced diet is not only safe but can offer a person several key nutrients. Doctors previously recommended against eating shrimp as part of a heart-healthy diet, citing the high levels of cholesterol. However, after years of research and a better understanding of what contributes to heart disease and higher cholesterol, scientists now consider eating

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Mediterranean Diet Enriched with Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Heart

Forget chocolates and roses this Valentine’s day. Instead, cook up a Mediterranean-inspired meal with lashings of virgin olive oil to win and protect your lover’s, heart. New research reports that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective effects of “good” cholesterol. Consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may protect the heart. Montserrat

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Mushrooms: Health Benefits

Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. It’s common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet is to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables – the more color, the

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Looking for the Best Antioxidant Fruit? Search No Further than Black Raspberries

The science behind superfood stories: Antioxidant properties of raspberry and blackberry fruits grown in Central Europe. As far as healthy foods go, berries make the top of the list. They contain potent antioxidants, which decrease or reverse the effects of free radicals – natural byproducts of energy production that can play havoc on the body and that are closely linked

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