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Pairing Power Foods

Certain foods seem to go together like milk and cookies naturally. And then there are foods - power foods that are better when consumed together.

"Pairing certain foods can help the body absorb, store, and utilize nutrients," says Michelle Davenport, a nutritionist, and researcher at NYU School of Medicine.

You're most likely eating some of these combinations already. Here, we show five pairings that add up to more than just good food.

Avocados: Always In Season

It seems like no matter where you live, avocados are readily available, which is fantastic news for all of us avocado lovers.

But, if you've ever brought an avocado home from the grocer and found it to be less than perfectly ripe, then listen up, because if there's one thing you don't want to do, it's cut into an avocado before it's ready.

If you find yourself in this predicament, don't worry. Simply. . .

Tomato - Tomahto

Tomato lovers everywhere are asking the question; "Why do tomatoes, especially those at the grocery store, have so little flavor?"

Many people can remember the days when tomatoes were bursting with flavor.

So what happened?

Natural Deodorizers

Before you tackle an offensive odor, try opening a door or window. Fresh air can often eradicate the smell and eliminate the need for further action.

If the problem persists, or weather keeps you from opening doors and windows, try finding the source of the odor, and eliminate it.

Finding the cause and removing it is better than masking the covering it up with commercial air fresheners, which often contain toxic chemicals.

Most household odors can be separated into two groups, based on their pH level: acidic and alkaline. Acidic odors such as smoke can often be reduced with ...

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that affects an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population. And it can occur at any time in a person's life.

When people with celiac disease eat products containing even a trace of gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats that helps dough keep its shape when it rises - their small intestines become inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients.

The only real treatment is to remove gluten from the diet altogether.

Many people have gluten sensitivities, yet don't test positive for Celiac disease. These individuals can have a myriad of health issues ranging from bloating, to headaches, to fatigue.

To find out if you have a sensitivity to gluten ask yourself the following...

Preserve Your Produce

You pay good money for your fruits and vegetables, and yet they often get mushy and brown before you have a chance to enjoy them.

Tossing a sheet of Fenugreen FreshPaper into your bowl or crisper will help keep your produce fresh 2 to 4 times longer.

"Our customers say it's like a dryer sheet for your fruit," says inventor Kavita Shukla, who created FreshPaper with spices from a home remedy her grandmother in India made for her as a child.

Mood Lifter

Winter, spring, summer, or fall; no matter what time of year, it's essential to find ways to keep yourself motivated and your mood lifted.

There are several things you can do to help enhance and elevate your mood, like getting enough rest, eating properly, and exercising regularly. And some herbs can help as well.

One, in particular, that seems to be getting a lot of attention is Rhodiola. (Pronounced: road-ee-oh-la)

Rhodiola is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Alaska. It has been credited with decreasing fatigue, reducing pain, improving sleep, and...

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