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Living Healthy: Sweet Potatoes Offer Antioxidant Health Benefits

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Most of us have heard that potatoes are bad for our health along with any other starchy white bread and white rice. This of course depends on the type of potatoes you are avoiding. Sweet potatoes are a healthy addition to your weight loss and fitness goals that keeps your insides developing as strong as your outsides. They are a natural anti-oxidant that fights against cancer, infections while still supporting weight loss.  Sweet potatoes have vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, anthocyanins and potassium   that help prevent bacterial infections, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and some forms of cancer (Finkel, 2010). The multiple benefits found in sweet potatoes makes them versatile and attractive for health enthusiasts.  An analysis of sweet potatoes found that they contain high levels of antioxidants and should be implemented into any healthy diet (Anastacio & Caryalho, 2013). It is these antioxidants that help collect free radicals that can be found in the bloo

Three Wonderful Benefits of Almonds

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The benefits of almonds are significant as they are considered one of nature’s wonder foods that improve general health. Their benefits lay in being a high source of protein, removal of free radicals, and improving heart health. Those who avoided high fatty foods can now eat a handful almonds five times a week while still encouraging weight loss and greater fitness.  People who like to stay in shape and are active have heard throughout the years that only low-fat foods are helpful in this process. We found that low-fat foods across the board can actually be damaging to the body. The goal is to reduce saturated fats while eating an appropriate amount of un-saturated fats for body development.  Almonds and almond milk are great methods of obtaining their benefits. I went to the farmers market in Little Italy and found a local vendor selling natural almonds flavored in different types of seasonings. I opted for the coco-cinnamon blend out of the 10 or so different choices.

Healthy Living: Stuffed Tomatoes to Complement Your Dish

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You can eat right without losing the taste. Eating healthy sometimes requires adjusting our taste buds to food of higher nutritional value. Stuffed tomatoes is an excellent recipe that is full of nutrients that support your fitness goals, doesn’t require much time, and holds its natural tastes. If you’re looking to make a simple side dish to complement your rice or sit in sizzle with your steak consider stuffed tomatoes. It is a low calorie option that doesn’t take much effort to prepare and complements a wide variety of pallets. This is a helpful recipe that improves on just about any dish you are planning to serve.   It is beneficial to incorporate a healthy amount of tomato into your diet. Research has shown that the tomato protects against cardiovascular disease, ultraviolet light, osteoporosis, and cognitive dysfunction (Burton-Freeman & Reimers, 2011). It also acts like an antioxidant that removes harmful pollutants from the body.  182 calories Directions