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Cauliflower’s Many Benefits

It's always good to add cauliflower to your weekly diet

Cauliflower belong to the group of plants known as cruciferous vegetables. Along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts and turnips, these crunchy, colorful vegetables contain healthful compounds that may help fight cancer. You can eat broccoli and cauliflower raw, steamed, stir-fried or cooked in casseroles.

Some of the health benefits of cauliflower are cancer prevention, better digestion, contains antioxidants, helps prevent chronic inflammation, provides a good amount of folate (B9), a B vitamin that is necessary for a healthy pregnancy, B vitamins and more. So adding cauliflower to your diet is a must.

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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

Most people are still unaware of the health benefits of pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of the most nutritious fruits available year round. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin provide many health-boosting nutrients. Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and rich in disease-fighting nutrients such as Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Fiber, Vitamins C and E, Potassium, Magnesium and Pantothenic acid. While pumpkin flesh is nutrient-rich, pumpkin seeds also contain essential vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and are an excellent plant-based source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Night, noon, even morning, pumpkins can play a central role in your menu. The low-fat pumpkin waffles pictured on the left, can be made with whole wheat flour so you can feel good about feeding the healthful, filling food to kids. Check out The Diet Solution Program to know more healthy substitutes for your diet.

Healthy Comfort Foods? It’s Possible!

Healthy Comfort Foods for the Triathlete

We don’t typically think of pizza as a component of a healthy diet because it is high in total fats, saturated fat, sodium and calories. However, it’s possible to enjoy healthier pizza at home because you control the types and amounts of toppings.

Pizza doesn’t have to be junk food. Whether you want a healthier recipe because you are dieting or just because you want to make better food choices, a pizza is a meal that can be healthy and flavorful enough to please just about everyone in the family.

Like what the picture on the left suggests, you can layer the crust with sauce, cheese and plenty of vegetables. Using minimal amounts or no meat with plenty of vegetables can make your pizza a very healthy meal. Vegetables and fruit such as pineapple will give your meal a healthy twist and beautiful color.

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