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Want a healthier and longer life free of common diseases and conditions? Your best line of defence, as well as offence, may line up in the kitchen. Making a switch to the right foods can reward you and your family with great health benefits and turn back the clock on aging. provides condition-specific nutrition guides as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

HEALTH FOOD of the week

From cholesterol-lowering properties and other cardiovascular benefits to improved vision and neuroprotective effects, the potential health benefits of spinach are wide and varied. This green leafy super-veggie gets much of its health-protecting power from the high levels of carotenoids, folate, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin B6 it contains. For details, see Health Benefits of Spinach.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Berrylicious Blueberry Smoothie with Red Cabbage Juice

The strong antioxidant properties of blueberries have been largely attributed to anthocyanins, flavonoid pigments that also give blueberries their intense color. But blueberries are hardly the only source of anthocyanins! Red cabbage, for example, contains tons of these health-promoting flavonoids, and by adding a few spoonfuls of fresh red cabbage juice to a fruity smoothie, you can take the antioxidant powers of your drink to a whole new level. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions for this week's berrylicious smoothie:

KITCHEN GADGET of the week

Yonanas: The Healthy Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker

We all love ice cream, but unfortunately this popular frozen dessert is not exactly the healthiest treat out there. Especially store-bought ice cream – which is typically loaded wtih high-fructose corn syrup and additives in addition to fat and sugar – can take a serious toll on your health if you eat it on a regular basis. This is where the Yonanas Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker comes in! Designed to create healthy, all-natural frozen treats, this ingenious gadget mashes frozen bananas into smooth, non-dairy soft serve, and you can even flavor your 'mock ice cream' with fresh fruit or chocolate. All you need to do is feed the Yonanas Maker some frozen bananas (and other fruits), and in a matter of seconds, you can sit down with a bowl of cold, fruity treat that looks and feels just like soft serve ice cream. To learn more about this healthy treat maker, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

The Wellness Kitchen: Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for a Healthier You

Paulette Lambert is the Director of Nutrition for the California Health & Longevity Institute, a nutritional expert on ABC's hit show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, and the author of a fascinating cookbook called The Wellness Kitchen. In this accessible guide and cookbook, Lambert explains how you can lose weight and regain health without gimmicky diets or limiting meal plans. Her mouthwatering recipes, complete with step-by-step instructions, call for wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients and cover everything from hearty breakfast plates to mouthwatering entrees to decadent desserts. To learn more, or order a copy, go to, or