Tag: legumes

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Phytochemicals

“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are compounds produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. Phytochemicals contribute to the health of the plant. When humans eat plant […]

Beans and pulses
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How to Prepare, Store, and Enjoy Beans and Other Pulses

Beans and pulses are delicious, nutritious, and affordable. Domesticated 8,000-10,000 years ago in the Americas, these staple foods star in many traditional recipes from around the globe. They are associated with numerous health benefits, such as gut health, a reduced risk for chronic disease, and weight maintenance. Follow the tips […]

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Healthy Living with the Mediterranean Diet

How can the Mediterranean diet benefit long-term health? Multiple studies conducted in Europe and the United States showed that following the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk for various chronic diseases. The overall risk of early death was also lower and the more closely that people followed the Mediterranean diet, […]