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Health Benefits of Flaxseeds

Based upon research and public health recommendations, we believe that a combination of nuts and seeds, including flaxseeds, that adds up to 3 tablespoons (1.5 ounces, or 42 grams) per day is a dietary step well worth taking for most people. For more background on this recommendation, please see this article. Nutrients inFlax Seeds, ground2.00 tbs... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Cashews

The delicately flavored cashew nut is a favorite between meal snack that can be readily found in your local market year round. It also makes wonderful nut butter and a special addition to salads and stir-fry dishes. Cashew nuts are actually the kidney-shaped seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Almonds

Fortunately, the delicately flavored and versatile almond is available throughout the year to make a healthy and tasty addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Although packaged almonds are available year round, they are the freshest in mid-summer, which is when they are at the height of their season. The almond that we think of as a nut is technically... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Turkey, pasture-raised

Nutrients inTurkey4.00 oz-wt (113.40 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  tryptophan118.7%  protein68.1%  selenium52%  vitamin B342.5%  vitamin B632%  phosphorus25.4%  choline22.5%  zinc13.1% Calories (153)8% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Turkey, pasture-raised provides for each of the nutrients of which it is... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Lamb, grass-fed

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a health supportive omega-6 fatty acid that has surprised researchers in terms of its health benefits. Since the average U.S. adult consumes too many omega-6 fatty acids in relationship to omega-3s, research studies often fail to show health benefits for increased amounts of individual omega-6 fatty acids. In addition,... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Chicken, pasture-raised

Nutrients inChicken4.00 oz-wt (113.40 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  tryptophan128.1%  vitamin B377.7%  protein70.3%  selenium44.7%  vitamin B634%  phosphorus25.8%  choline22.7% Calories (187)10% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Chicken, pasture-raised provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good,... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Beef, grass-fed

Grass-fed beef is one of our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” What makes beef controversial is not the grass-fed part—it’s the food itself. Regardless of whether you choose grass-fed or non grass-fed, organic or non-organic, lean cuts or fattier cuts, this food remains controversial. Grass-fed beef is not a mandatory food for... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Tofu and Tempeh

We have placed soy foods (such as tofu and tempeh) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like tofu and tempeh) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Soy foods can be difficult to find in high-quality form; can... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Soybeans

We have placed soy foods (such as soybeans) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like soybeans) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Soy foods can be difficult to find in high-quality form; can be more commonly... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Pinto beans

Combine the creamy pink texture of pinto beans with a whole grain such as brown rice and you have a virtually fat-free high quality protein meal. Dried pinto beans are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins; both canned and dried pinto beans are available throughout the year. Pinto beans have a beige background strewn with... [More..]