#FeatureFriday – Lentils, the All-star in the Legume family

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This mini version of a “bean” is a powerhouse within the legume family and usually comes in red, brown and green varieties. Lentils are high in fiber , protein and contains many other nutrients that support heart health. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, increased fiber intake can reduce the “bad” LDL cholesterol levels beyond what can be achieved in a diet that revolves around being low in saturated and trans fat alone. Selenium is also one of the minerals that can be found in lentils and Selenium helps prevent inflammation, decreasing tumor growth rates and helps improve immune responses to inflection! Lentils can also be incorporated into diets to boost your digestive system and can help fight fatigue. Talk about being an all-star of the family!

Read more about the health benefits of Lentils on MedicalNewsToday.com

Top 5 Reasons Coconut Water is Good for You

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Coconut water is everywhere these days. You have probably heard some buzz about it or noticed it in your grocery store, but you may be surprised to know some of the benefits it offers!

First of all, what exactly is coconut water? It’s a clear liquid that is found inside young, green coconuts. Sometimes it is confused with coconut milk, but the two are quite different – especially in their nutritional values! Read on for more about why coconut water is a healthy food. Continue reading…