Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
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Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are root vegetables and are not actually potatoes at all (they are not yams either). These “tubers” have a classic sweet taste which many of us, especially in the United States have come to associate with marshmallows and Thanksgiving Day. However if that is the only day of the year you eat this…

Blackberries for Weight Loss
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Blackberries for Weight Loss

Are you looking for a way to lose a few extra pounds or maintain your current weight without sacrificing flavor and enjoyment? Try blackberries for weight loss and health maintenance. Studies show that people who eat a diet rich in flavonoids tend to gain less. The deep color of blackberries indicates the presence of flavonoids,…

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux and GERD
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Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux and GERD

Have  you got that burning feeling? Heartburn, that is. Natural remedies are the best remedies for acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD. 60 million Amercan adults experience heartburn at least once per month and 25 million suffer daily. Heartburn is a symptom of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. The chronic digestive disorder occurs when the muscle between…

Benefits of Cucumber Juice
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Benefits of Cucumber Juice

Today I’m going to share several reasons why you might want to include cucumber juice in your diet. Cucumbers! Technically they are a fruit though we tend to classify them as a vegetable. Because cucumbers contains about 96% water they are practically perfect for juicing. The cool and juicy cucumber (cucumis sativus) belongs in the…

Grapefruit Juice and Prescription Medications
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Grapefruit Juice and Prescription Medications

When taking certain medications, your doctor or pharmacist may warn you to be careful about mixing it with other products which may adversely interfere with effectiveness of the medication or even cause serious side effects.  Grapefruit Juice is one such substance that is known to interact with many prescription drugs and according to a survey…