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7 Super Reasons Parsnips Help You Get Healthier

I have always had a love for root vegetables – potatoes, carrots, fennel, and more – but over the past few years I have truly come to love parsnips. Not quite as common as their closely related cousin the carrot, parsnips are an easy vegetable to add to many recipes and are a perfect dish […]

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10 Health Benefits of Chestnuts

I remember collecting all the spiky seed pods from the trees at my Grandparents’ house, sitting on the porch watching my Grandfather peel the shells off with his pocket knife. Eating chestnuts is a past time for me, a family tradition, a rite of passage that I was able to pass onto my son. I […]

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13 Healthy Reasons To Eat Peaches

This sweet fruit is more than just yummy to eat, it is packed with vitamins and nutrients to help you get going each day! 1.) High in fiber which aids in digestion and helps you stay full longer. 2.) Filled with antioxidants. 3.) High in phenolic and carotenoid compounds which help prevent cancer. 4.) High […]

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12 Benefits of the Sweet Summer Melon Cantaloupe

Who doesn’t love some delicious, sweet melons? Especially on a hot summer day! This has to be one of my favorite things about summertime!  1.) They have a high water content which provides a refreshing treat. 2.) Cantaloupes contain Vitamin C which is important for a healthy immune system. 3.) Because of their great amounts […]

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14 Lovely Health Benefits of the Powerful Aphrodisiac Oysters

Oysters are notorious for being a natural aphrodisiac, so much that they lose some of their clout for being a powerful health food. Get your romance on and stay healthy with this wonderful treat.    1. Boosts metabolic activity. 2. Helps lower cholesterol levels. 3. High in antioxidants. 4. High in protein. 5. Energy boosting. […]

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7 Awesome Reasons To Eat Butternut Squash

Last night’s dinner was one of my favorites, butternut squash with brown sugar and butter, just like my Grandmother used to make it. A great nutrient packed pick perfect for the season.   1. Low in calories, fat, and carbs. 2. High in potassium which helps decrease blood pressure. 3. High in fiber. 4. Packed […]

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7 Wonderful Reasons to Add Almonds to Your Snack Routine

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas […]

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