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The Many Benefits of Black Beans and Their Efficacy in Promoting Fertility
FertilityFood & Nutrition

Yet another reason to love black beans

In Chinese medicine, the Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is vital to reproduction, and fertility enhancement often begins with the Kidneys. For this …

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