Tag Archives: legumes

Reduce blood pressure naturally

June 29, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  More than 74 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And as any person who is diagnosed with high blood pressure can tell you — it is frightening. Once diagnosed, many patients are placed on medications, such as diuretics. These medications deplete the body […]

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Legumes: peas, beans and lentils — the new carbohydrate

December 23, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Peas, beans and lentils have been a nutritious staple for thousands of years. The remnants of these foodstuffs, also called pulses or legumes, have been found in ancient settlements in Egypt, Peru and East Indian civilizations. They are the edible seeds of plants, which are high in soluble fiber and protein, […]

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Power of Carbs

November 16, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  All living creatures require energy in order to function, and all of our energy comes from the sun. However, human beings cannot directly convert sunlight to energy. We depend upon green plants that both absorb solar energy and store it in compounds called carbohydrates. We are most familiar with these […]

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The Art of Soup — fresh organic soups

March 5, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  Soup is an easy, delicious way to nourish the body. Generally, all you need are the basics: fresh organic vegetables, legumes, grains and meats. I remember when growing up, walking into our home and smelling a pot of soup cooking. Soup and a slice of old-world, hard-crusted bread was a satisfying […]

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Power your brain with food

February 24, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  It is common for many of us to resolve to lose weight, but any sane person dreads a diet’s dulling effect on the brain. We know that the foods we eat affect the body, but they may have even more of an influence on how the brain works — including level […]

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