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Heal Your Body With Food!

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

With its slightly nutty flavor, mache lettuce is rapidly gaining popularity among health-conscious foodies who are looking to add more tasty nutrient-dense salad greens into their diets. Also called lamb's lettuce or corn salad, mache contains more nutrients than many other lettuce varieties. To learn all about the nutritional and health benefits of this unsung salad green, check out the article Health Benefits of Mache Lettuce.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Spinach, Apple and Mango Smoothie

Don't be intimidated by the spinach in this blend! When combined with fruit or berries, young spinach leaves make a great addition to smoothies. Not only do they have a mild flavor that is easily masked by the intense flavor of fruits, raw spinach leaves can also add tons of vitamins to your smoothies. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, as well as the Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week!

KITCHEN GADGET of the week

Kitchen Scale That Displays Nutrition Facts and Calorie Counts

Kitrics' Digital Nutrition Scale and Calculator (pictured to the right and available through Amazon here) is not your average kitchen scale! Instead of just weighing ingredients, which is what most kitchen scales do, this ingenious gadget also counts the calories of the food you put on it. In addition to calculating portion weight and providing detailed information about the calorie count of the portion, this dieters and health foodies' dream also gives you an overview of the key nutrition facts of the portion. To learn more about this smart kitchen scale, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods

Written by former USDA researcher and best-selling author James A. Duke, The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods is jam-packed with tips on how to keep illnesses at bay. You will learn, among other things, how to beat high cholesterol with blueberries, fight hot flashes with black beans, and alleviate back pain with pineapple. Covering more than 80 common health concerns, from minor problems (like such as sunburn and the common cold) to more serious conditions (like arthritis and diabetes), this over 400-page tome on healing foods is a real treasure trove for anyone interested in learning about the health-promoting properties of different foods. To learn more, or order your copy, visit, or