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Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024

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6 ways to pack more leafy greens into your diet

We’ve all heard that green veggies - like kale, spinach, cabbage, or collard greens - are a must for our diets. These nutritional powerhouses are packed full of vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, fiber lutein, carotene, and more. This stellar health profile gives them the Read More...

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5 eating habits proven to lower your risk of heart disease

Whether we like it or not, our diets play a huge role in determining our risk of developing chronic diseases—especially when it comes to cardiovascular disease. To help lower your risk of this particular disease, Bianca Tamburello, RDN, shares some helpful eating habits that you can easily Read More...

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The science-backed reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula, also known as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette, and colewort, has even more benefits than it has names. This flavorful leafy green is part of the Brassicaceae (or “mustard greens”) plant family, along with other healthy veggies like cabbage, collards, and cauliflower. Arugula Read More...

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A holistic psychologist’s 4 foods to fight depression

A growing body of research is linking diet and mental health, indicating that food choices could be a factor in anxiety, depression, and other issues. A 2017 study was one of the first to demonstrate that a Mediterranean diet yields lower depression ratings and further follow-up research have Read More...

Want to boost muscle strength?

Want to boost muscle strength? Trying eating leafy greens

We know that leafy greens are full of vitamins and nutrients, but did you know that leafy greens can also help you build muscle? According to new research from Edith Cowan University, nitrate-rich leafy greens, like spinach and kale, boost muscle function and prevent injury.  Our bodies convert Read More...

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These 5 foods will help lift your mood all winter long

With the days becoming shorter and the weather colder, it’s not uncommon for people to start feeling emotionally drained. In fact, some 10 million Americans experience a subtype of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each year during the winter months, with symptoms including Read More...