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Kale — the “Queen of the Greens”

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes, Salads, Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Kale — the “Queen of the Greens”

Growing up, I was always proud of myself for being like Popeye enjoying eating my spinach . . . though not out of a can! We cooked spinach out of the frozen Birdseye box, boiling it with butter and salt. I think that my love of spinach gave me a love of greens in general. And then I was introduced to KALE - THE “QUEEN OF THE GREENS”!!

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Call in the Cauliflower!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Gluten-Free, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Call in the Cauliflower!

“How’s your cruciferous vegetable intake?” asked the doctor never. When concerned with anti-aging strategies, fighting off cancer, and reducing inflammation, cruciferous vegetables should be on your plate. In general, cruciferous veggies are jam-packed with dietary benefits. They are low in calories, and high in fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and beneficial enzymes. Crucifers contain important disease-fighting phytochemicals that may help lower your risk of cancers.

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Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion, Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

My student’s used to ask, “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what two foods would you bring?” My standard answer used to be bread and cheese. But several years ago I started toying with the idea of giving up bread in my diet . . . Crazy idea, huh? Bread is everywhere in our American diet! It’s in some form at e-v-e-r-y meal and given freely at restaurants to tide us over while waiting for the plates to come. A handful of crackers, a piece of toast or half a bagel is an easy snack to grab between meals....

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Coconut Water

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Digestion, Hydration | 0 comments

Coconut Water

Coconut water is being marketed as nature’s perfect sports drink. What exactly is it? It is the clear liquid found in the center of a young coconut before it matures. Once mature, the water has solidified to become the coconut’s tasty white flesh. Grown in tropical regions all over the world, coconut water can be drunk directly from the freshly harvested green fruit. Across the US, pasteurized coconut water is becoming more readily available in cans, bottles and tetra packs. Some health food markets also carry green coconuts in the produce...

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Antibacterial Soap Myth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Antibacterial Soap Myth

Have you noticed that practically everywhere you go you see pump bottles of antibacterial soap on the bathroom sink in stores, offices, homes, etc.? Pump. Pump. Signs urge us to protect each other from illness by pumping this liquid soap onto our hands. For many people, this act has become automatic. But is it any better than simply washing our hands the old-fashioned way with regular soap and water? Turns out it isn’t. Antibacterial soaps are no better than ordinary soap and water for germ removal or disease prevention. Researchers at...

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