Three Mucilaginous Foods That Make Great Natural Laxatives

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Constipation is one of the most common conditions affecting Americans today. In fact, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons claims that approximately 80 percent of people will suffer from infrequent bowel movements at some point in their lives. While environmental changes, improper hydration, and a lack of exercise often contribute to short-term constipation, the overwhelming cause of chronic blockages is poor diet. Indeed, since the advent of processed foods, the average American consumes…

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Buckwheat Flour: Nutritious, Gluten-Free, and High in Flavonoids

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It is not difficult to find research proving that regular white flour is bad for us. Consuming foods made from this popular flour, which has been processed, bleached and stripped of all its essential nutrients, has been linked to cancer, brain fog, acne, constipation, and many other medical conditions. Moreover, due to its extraordinarily high glycemic load, white flour has significantly contributed toward the Western epidemic of diabetes and obesity. Fortunately, there are a growing…

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A List of the Best Substitutes to Molasses

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Although molasses is an extremely healthy sugar substitute that has been a staple in the American diet since pilgrims first visited the continent, it is certainly an acquired taste. Depending on the type of molasses you’ve tried, you might find it too sweet, too sour, too sugary, too rich, or simply just too difficult to obtain in the region in which you live. Fortunately, there are several substitutes to consider. Some of the substitutes are…

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Blackstrap Molasses: The Healthiest Grade of Molasses

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Most of the people reading this article understand that a diet rich in organic, whole foods is the key to superior health, while a diet rich in unnatural, processed foods is a recipe for disaster. This is especially true of processed foods rich in refined sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, GMOs and other destructive ingredients that are commonly found in factory-made goods. However, some people are surprised to learn that there is one processed…

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Quinoa: Gluten-Free and Packed with Protein

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Quinoa is a grain crop native to the Andean Mountains of South America. Although the leaves of the plant can be consumed as a leaf vegetable, quinoa is primarily grown for its seeds. These seeds, which are cooked in a similar way to rice, come in three colors (red, white, and black) and are much-loved for their significant health benefits. In fact, 2013 was crowned “The International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations due…

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