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What’s a calorie anyway?

Written by Dr. Linda Kennedy Whenever the topic of weight-watching or dieting comes up, one inevitably hears about calories. This in understandable as, all other things being equal, the balance between calorie intake and consumption is what determines whether your can maintain your ideal weight. Caloric values can be found on …

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Why should you include mushrooms in your diet?

The mushroom dates a long way back into human history and has been used for different purposes over the centuries. Mushrooms were thought to have spiritual properties: this is indicated by the translation of some hieroglyphic writings in which Pharaohs of ancient Egypt stated that eating mushrooms could bring about …

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Aloe Vera: The Healthy Plant

Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant that originates in hot, dry climates such as Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean countries. The plant grows up to 12 to 18 inches in height and develops a circular arrangement of leaves. Extracts from the aloe vera leaf contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids …

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