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What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Nutritional Information, Phlegm Nodules & Interior Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Western Medicine

Overview Sea vegetables, often referred to as seaweed or algae, are not as common in the Western culture as they are in other areas of the world. Sea vegetables come in a variety of colors including green, red and brown, each with a unique flavor, shape and texture. This exclusive family of vegetables absorbs nutrients from the sea and are, therefore, an excellent source of trace elements, vitamins, minerals and protein. Sea vegetables are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Proponents claim that sea vegetables can protect […]

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Indian Cooking; Nutrition Info

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

This is not how I normally like to look at food, through caloric and fat content counting, but it is useful info to look over to get an idea of what you are putting in your body. I eat mostly vegetarian (flexitarian really) and just a friend just moved to the Devon area. This is THE Indian and Pakistani area of Chicago and so I have been eating rich, delicious vegetarian Indian food just about every night. I hope to cook some tasty, nutritious meals in this style soon. Until […]

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Can a Mediterranean Diet Delay the Need for Drug Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes?

Categories: Articles, Western Medicine

Medscape article. Interesting to see the approach of Western medicine to nutrition Diabetes. Some useful info about low fat vs low carb form the western perspective in this treatment. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711007?src=mp&spon=17&uac=137598EJ

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Beans: Protein-Rich Superfoods

Categories: Articles, Western Medicine

Beans: Protein-Rich Superfoods High in fiber and antioxidants, beans aren’t just good for the waistline, they may aid in disease prevention, too. By Jenny Stamos Kovacs More than just a meat substitute, beans are so nutritious that the latest dietary guidelines recommend we triple our current intake from 1 to 3 cups per week. What makes beans so good for us? Here’s what the experts have to say: Chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease all have something in common. Being overweight increases your chances of developing them […]

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Whole Grains Guide (healthcastle.com article)

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Whole Grains Guide Written by Gloria Tsang, RD Published in Dec 2005; Updated in Aug 2007 whole grains health benefits(HealthCastle.com) You’ve probably heard a lot about how good for you whole grains can be. But do you really know what whole grains are — or why they’re so beneficial? A grain is considered whole when all three parts — bran, germ and endosperm — are present. Most people know that fruits and vegetables contain beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants, but many do not realize that whole grains are often an even […]

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The Nutrition Source: Health Gains from Whole Grains

Categories: Articles, Food Education

The Nutrition Source Health Gains from Whole Grains Examples of Whole Grains (examples2Dwhole2Dgrains.jpg) * Whole wheat berries, whole wheat bulgur, whole wheat couscous and other strains of wheat such as kamut and spelt * Brown rice (including quick-cooking brown rice) * Corn, whole cornmeal, popcorn * Oat groats, steel-cut oats, rolled oats (including quick cooking and instant oatmeal) * Whole rye * Hulled barley (pot, scotch, and pearled barley often have much of their bran removed) * Triticale (pronounced tri-ti-kay-lee) * Millet * Teff (reported to be the world’s smallest […]

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