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Spicy Cinnamon

February 6, 2015

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Spicy Cinnamon by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. There are between 50 and 250 different species of cinnamon, depending on which botanist you believe. The two main varieties are Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Native to Sri Lanka, the best cinnamon grows along the coastal […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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Five spices you should eat often

September 2, 2012

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by Toffler Niemuth —  Spices have been used for millennia for the wonderful flavors they give food and drinks, but only recently have scientists begun to correlate spices with their health benefits. Five healthy spices that you should integrate into your food are ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander and fennel seeds. Ginger — Popular in Asian […]

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Healthy herbs for the new year

August 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  A new year is just around the corner and that means a new opportunity to get healthy. This year why not try something a little different? People are once again using whole herbs for health, and more importantly, as a prevention food to stay well. By learning about just a handful […]

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Your slow cooker allows you time to enjoy nature

April 12, 2012

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 by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We are now entering that short period of time in Arizona when the seasons are changing and we get to enjoy the warm — not hot — weather. It is a perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors and experience our magnificent desert, without the risk of getting overheated. This is […]

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