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Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Full of nutrient-rich ingredients, try this lighter take on lasagna without all the work! Portobello mushrooms are high in fiber, B12, and essential minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, copper, and selenium. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, copper, lutein and zeaxanthin (essential for healthy eye function). Garlic and onions contain compounds that fight infection and may reduce the risk of blood clots.   Total Time:  45 minutes   INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 loose cups baby spinach, chopped 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper kosher salt 3/4 cup part...

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4 Keys to Longevity

4 Keys to Longevity

It’s a question many of us have: “What can I do to live a long and healthy life?” Many things contribute to our health and wellness, like the quality of our diet, sleep, and physical activity - even the quality of our personal relationships adds to our overall sense of well-being. These lifestyle principles are centrally important, but we can also add a few key supplements to increase our ability to protect our cells from damage and improve our longevity for a life full of energy and enjoyment. 1. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Alpha-lipoic acid is a very important antioxidant that...

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Eat This With That - Pairings are Greater than the Sum of Their Parts

Eat This With That - Pairings are Greater than the Sum of Their Parts

Walk down the vitamin aisle at your local grocery store or pharmacy and you’ll see row after row of vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Calcium...this can be confusing and misleading because most vitamins don't work on their own - nutrients interact and can work with or against each other. A better alternative to taking a vitamin supplement is eating vitamin-rich foods - whole foods contain mixtures of nutrients that naturally work well together. Choose complementary foods like folate-rich spinach and eggs loaded with B12, and you’ve got a winning combination! Harvard HealthBeat compiled this handy...

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Keep Your Mind Sharp At Any Age

Keep Your Mind Sharp At Any Age

We all have those moments - you open the refrigerator and can’t remember what you wanted, or you frantically search for your car keys only to find them in your hand. These moments can happen to anybody at any age, and despite common belief, aging alone does not generally cause cognitive decline. When significant memory loss occurs among older people, it is often due to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness. After decades of research, studies have shown that you can help prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia with some basic good health habits: Regular physical...

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Show Your Heart Some Love - Stay Hydrated this Summer

Show Your Heart Some Love - Stay Hydrated this Summer

We all know what it’s like to be thirsty on a hot summer’s day. Unfortunately, by the time you actually feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated. Our bodies are 70% water, so dehydration is understandably uncomfortable. It causes dry mouth, headaches, fatigue, dizziness...but its effects are far-reaching and can potentially be life-threatening. Besides the risk of heat stroke, it also makes your heart work harder to pump blood through your body and puts unnecessary strain on this one-of-a-kind muscle. Water is essential to your heart health. Staying hydrated helps your heart pump blood more easily through blood vessels to your muscles,...

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