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What is a Phytonutrient?

What is a Phytonutrient?

Phytonutrients are the natural chemicals that are produced by fruits and vegetables. Other foods that provide phytonutrients are whole grains, nuts, beans, and tea. There are six main phytonutrients that are known to have the most beneficial health effects:...

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Difference Between Pesticides

Difference Between Pesticides

What are pesticides? Well they are exactly what they sound like -chemicals that kill pests or disrupt pest populations. There are different types of pesticides that are grouped based on what they are made of and how they work. Synthetic pesticides are made in a lab...

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Ag Facts About Texas

Ag Facts About Texas

Farmers can grow enough food and fiber for 155 people in the U.S. and abroad. In Texas around 86% of land is used for some form of agricultural production. It may be shocking, but 98.5% of operations are still run by individuals or families. 1 out of 7 workers in...

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Binge Eating and Its Effects

Binge Eating and Its Effects

Will one night of binge eating cause you to gain weight? Jumping ship on your profile can be a dangerous act, but no one is perfect. Finding a balance is what keeps you from binge eating. To gain weight overnight you would have to consume somewhere between 3,000 -...

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Importance of The Peel

Importance of The Peel

Color is everything: the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables hold a lot of different nutrients that can be beneficial when consumed. Colorful peels can be a concentrated source of potentially beneficial phytochemicals. Good source of fiber: vegetable skins or...

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Is Seitan Healthy For you?

Is Seitan Healthy For you?

Seitan is a common meat substitute that is primarily made of dehydrated gluten. How healthy can it be for us if it’s made from gluten? It is a great source of protein that provides about 21 grams in one serving. It is also low in fat and carbs because the starch it...

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Bone Marrow and Running

Bone Marrow and Running

For every 5.5 miles run per week bone marrow becomes 1 year younger. This is done by gaining healthier marrow in smaller doses while running. Bone marrow is a semisolid tissue in the soft part of the bone that produces blood cells. Marrow produces red blood cells for...

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Get Fierce With Fiber

Get Fierce With Fiber

Through your time with HLS, the importance of fiber has been emphasized on numerous occasions. It is known as one of the 6 nutrients the body needs to function properly. It is also known to help prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, food allergies, and even...

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Foods That Cause Constipation

Foods That Cause Constipation

Milk and Dairy products can cause issues for people ranging from infancy to adulthood. There is a protein in the that can be hard for the body to digest. Limiting the amount of dairy products consumed could help prevent the issues from developing. Red meat by itself...

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Constipational Foods

Constipational Foods

Alcohol can cause dehydration when consumed in large amounts.This is done by increasing the amount of fluid lost through urinating. Also, not drinking enough water can cause the similar reaction. Unripe bananas have more resistant starch that is hard for the body to...

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Prebiotic foods can create short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate and acetate. These chains go into the bloodstream and help to regulate your metabolism. Drinking apple cider vinegar or consuming other prebiotics can help promote colon health and overall better...

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Air Frying Foods

Air Frying Foods

An air fryer is a new kitchen appliance that can help bring the taste of fried foods, but in a healthy way! Air fryers use minimal amounts of oil to fry foods. They create a maillard effect, This is what causes the food to change color and the flavor to change. This...

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