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protein food

Benefits of Protein

High protein foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids include: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and soy. Protein sources that contain all 9 essential amino acids are also refered to as “complete” proteins. What is Protein? Proteins are sequenced combinations of 20 amino acids. 9 of those amino acids are considered essential […]

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Health Benefits of Fiber

Eating foods that are high in fiber can help to prevent conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Eating foods high in fiber can also help with weight control. Foods that are high in fiber include: legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and seeds. […]

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

Eating foods that are high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and other healthy fatty acids can help to prevent conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, vision problems, and birth defects. What are Fatty Acids? Fatty acids are basic units of fat molecules arranged as chains of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Fats are mixtures […]

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Carbohydrates foods

Benefits of Carbohydrates

Foods that are high in carbohydrates include breads, pastas, beans, vegetables, whole grains, bran, cereals, processed baked goods, processed sugars, and fruits. The best source of “good” carbohydrates is vegetables, sprouted grains, beans, legumes,nuts and seeds (in moderation), and fruits. Eating vegetables that are nutrition dense and high in complex carbohydrates can help to prevent […]

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