fiber Archive

Why there isn’t a best time to eat fruit

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Why is spinach not a food rich in iron anymore?

Spinach is traditionally believed to be a food rich in iron. The bigger, older leaves even have a slight metal taste. While it is true that spinach has high levels of iron it seems to be another story if your body actually can use that iron and how much of it really ends up in your blood stream for hemoglobin production. Find out how to increase the iron absorption from spinach to prevent iron deficiency anemia.

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Are beans a great source of protein? Beans vs Meat

Studies have concluded many times that including more vegetables in your diet is the most important thing you can do for your health. If you’re reducing meat intake at the same time you’re helping your body even more. The fact is that proteins are important for our health and the highest sources of protein are found in meat. How can you still get enough proteins while reducing meat intake? Beans are one of the answers. But are beans a great source of protein and but how do they compare to meat?

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How to measure blood pressure and what the results mean

It’s important to check your blood pressure after a certain age, even if you don’t have any health problems. Blood pressure can rise silently and make serious damage to your blood vessels and organs. That’s why it’s called the silent killer. To be in control of hypertension you need to know how to measure blood pressure correctly and what those numbers mean.

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How to find the best sources of fiber

We consume less fiber and whole grains than any other nutrient. To make it even more difficult to meet the daily recommended doses, producers label their products whole grain when in fact they are poor sources of fiber. Find out why fiber is so important, what the best sources of fiber are and how to recognize quality whole grain products.

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