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Choosing the Best Cooking Oil: Anti-Inflammatory Diet Essentials

Four factors to consider when choosing the best cooking oil include how the oil was processed, its flavor, nutritional value, and smoke point. These can vary for various cooking methods. Let’s delve into cooking oils, exploring some options and which oils are best suited for your recipe. We get into smoke points, refined oils vs […]

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Fast Growing Cold Hardy Spring Vegetables

After a long gray winter, spring planting is a highly anticipated breath of fresh air and sunshine! Don’t let people discourage you, several vegetables thrive in early spring and are hardy enough to withstand cold temperatures and even late frosts. These cold-hardy vegetables are excellent choices for planting as soon as the soil can be

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What Are Growing Zone Numbers?

Growing zone numbers, also known as USDA Hardiness Zones, categorize regions based on their average annual minimum winter temperatures. These zones provide valuable information for gardeners and growers, helping them select plants that are likely to thrive in their specific climate conditions. Here’s a breakdown of the growing zone numbers and the winter and spring

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The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15: A Guide to Making Healthier Food Choices

On your healthy diet quest, navigating spectrum of produce available may sometimes feel overwhelming. With concerns about pesticide residues and environmental impact, consumers often seek guidance on which fruits and vegetables are safer to consume. Enter the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists—a handy resource designed to aid in making informed decisions about which produce

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Magnesium Showdown: Citrate Vs Glycinate for Optimal Health

Introduction to Magnesium Supplements Have you gone down the rabbit hole of magnesium supplements? It gets hairy in there, sorting out the different forms. The citrate and glycinate forms are popular choices due to their high bioavailability and effective health advantages. Understanding the nuances between magnesium citrate, known for its support in digestion and potential to improve sleep

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Best Magnesium for Mental Health: The Role of Insufficiency

Have you ever taken or considered taking a magnesium supplement for symptoms like constipation, muscle cramps or pain, sleep, or migraines? These are some of the things magnesium can help with, but are also linked to mental health challenges like stress, anxiety, and depression. If you have any trace of these issues, read on to

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High Magnesium Foods and 10 Meal Ideas to Eat More of Them

Magnesium is one of the top nutrients to try for supporting better mental health. So let’s make our shopping list and start planning some high magnesium meals! Here are a couple of handy lists to get you started. Foods Rich in Magnesium Feeling pumped to get more magnesium in your diet? Add foods from each

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Lead In Metamucil: Health Concerns and Alternatives

Metamucil is a brand of psyllium husk fiber that even the least health conscious consumers know of. This is one of many fiber supplement products that may be used for sought after health benefits including management of constipation, blood sugar levels, appetite control, and weight loss. However, while third party tests show that Metamucil does

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