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Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Guide to Pesticides in Produce: The Dirty Dozen

Environmental Working Group’s Executive Summary Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at … Continue reading

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High Fiber Carbohydrates Reduce Inflammation

Need another reason to eat more fiber?  New research shows that eating carbohydrates that are high in fiber such as whole grains, beans, nuts & seeds, fruit, and vegetables decreases inflammation.  They found that among overweight and obese study participants, a low-glycemic-load diet reduced a biomarker of inflammation called C-reactive protein by about 22 percent.  … Continue reading