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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Benefits of Chia Seed

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Chia is an edi­ble seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia his­pan­ica, a mem­ber of the mint fam­ily that grows abun­dantly in south­ern Mex­ico. You may have seen chia sprouts grow­ing on the nov­elty planters called Chia Pets, but his­tor­i­cally, the seeds have been the most impor­tant part of the plant. In pre-Columbian times […]

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Benefits of Grapefruit

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BENEFITS OF EATING GRAPEFRUIT Grape­fruit are cat­e­go­rized as red, pink or white by their inte­rior color. While all col­ors of grape­fruit carry a wealth of health ben­e­fits, red grape­fruit may be most ben­e­fi­cial of all. Low in calo­ries, high in fiber and phy­tonu­tri­ents, grape­fruit is a healthy dietary choice. If you take pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tions, especially […]

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