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Food of the Month:Radishes

Now I know what you are thinking! Radishes, not my thing! I, however, would like you to reconsider and take a look at radishes from a new angle. They come in all kinds of varieties black, white, French, red purple, daikon, green and watermelon. They can be sweet or spicy depending on the variety and […]

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Smart Snacking: Popcorn

I have suspected for years that the convenient microwave popcorn bag I was eating and feeding to my children was probably not the healthiest choice. However, I recently came across some information regarding just how bad microwave popcorn is for your health. In a study out of the New England Journal of Medicine, they found […]

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Flavenoids

Flavenoids are a group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) that are responsible for the vibrant colors found in fruits and vegetables. They are powerful anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and boost the immune system. There are 6,00 different flavenoids but the most well-known include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins and anthocyanidins. Benefits of flavonoids include: 1) Anti-oxidant-Flavenoids may help transport Vitamin-C […]

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Healthy Eating on the Go Series: Cheesecake Factory

What, you may say! Cheesecake Factory? That place is notorious for calorie laden dishes that are anything but good for you. While that is true in some cases, Cheesecake Factory does offer some choices that are health promoting and delicious so check out this blog from a few years ago and put Cheesecake Factory back […]

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Food of the Month: Spirulina

What is it? Spirulina is a cyanobacterium or blue-green algae that has some pretty amazing health benefits. Health Benefits: 1) It is rich in chlorophyll which removes toxins from the blood and helps boost the immune system. 2) It is high in protein containing 4 grams of protein per one tablespoon. Furthermore, it has a net utilization […]

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Always Hungry?

Maybe you decided to cut back on food in the new year and lose a few of those pounds you put on over the holidays. If that is case, it is entirely possible that you also feel chronically hungry! There is one basic strategy that will help you feel full and satisfied without destroying the healthy […]

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Diet Confusion

I haven’t been able to turn on the television in the past two weeks without hearing some expert or another talk about the diet they are promoting. It is enough to drive a person mad! Many of us approach the new year as a way to change some bad habits to good ones and perhaps […]

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Anemia and Whole Foods Plant-Based Diets

When I tell people I eat a whole-food plant-based diet, I often get a worried look from people. They will say “all the vegans I’ve ever known have been sickly. Aren’t you worried about things like anemia?” Conventional wisdom believes that eating a whole-food plant-based diet could not possibly provide enough iron to prevent anemia. […]

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Food of the Month: Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts come from the Brazil nut tree found largely in the Amazon.  The Brazil nut tree is one of the largest trees in the Amazon and produces 250 pounds of nuts a year.   The Brazil nut tree can live more than 500 years and is used for its fruit as well as harvested for […]