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Going Vegan Easy-as- 1, 2, 3

Photo Credit:  PETA Many choose to become vegan because of their compassion for animals and environmental concerns. Others choose the plant-based lifestyle for health benefits. It is well documented that those who follow a plant-based diet are generally leaner, and vegans are slimmer than both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Research has shown that vegans have a dramatically reduced risk of heart …

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How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

There are many health and environmental reasons to grow your own sprouts. While you can purchase them at your local grocery store or health food store, it is so easy to grow them at home. Growing your own is a great way to have a supply of gourmet varieties, reduce your carbon footprint involved with shipping sprouts, ensure access to high …

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The Top 10 Spring Foods

Who doesn’t love spring? The longer, hotter days bring with them a cascade of vibrant superfoods.  While there are many great possible spring superfoods, here are my picks for the top 10.  Enjoy! Artichokes—A medium-sized artichoke is loaded with fiber (about 10 grams) and vitamin C. It also contains plentiful amounts of the heart- and muscle-health minerals magnesium and potassium.  …

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8 Reasons to Eat More Beets

    People either love beets or they hate them, mostly because they haven’t discovered all the wonderful ways to enjoy beets.  I, personally, am in the love beets camp.  I still remember the first time I ate them as a child.  I wanted them every day after that.  Whether you already love them, or just haven’t discovered their marvels, …

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Food Cravings Debunked

Your Cravings: DEBUNKED   What do you crave? The saltiness of potato chips, the cool creaminess of ice cream, or the rich flavor of chocolate?  Whatever you’re longing for, it may be your body’s way of letting you know you’re missing valuable nutrients.  Here’s how to decode your cravings.   All Cravings—Most cravings are actually misinterpretations from our bodies that we …

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12 Reasons to Love Quinoa

12 Reasons to Love Quinoa   A staple of the ancient Incas who revered it as sacred, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is not a true grain, but a seed.  Surprisingly, it is related to spinach and Swiss chard.  If you’re not already enjoying this delicious superfood, here are 12 reasons to start:   Unlike most grains quinoa is a complete protein. …

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8 Ways Tomatoes Keep you Young

When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger looking and feeling.  But, the tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a place in the diet of anyone interested in maintaining healthy skin, preventing age-related diseases like osteoporosis, and even preventing cancer. Lycopene found in tomatoes is one of …

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Ayurvedic Detox Mung Bean Dahl Bowl and Ayurvedic teachings

1 Cups Mung Beans * Soak for at least 2~ 4 hours Water Garlic Salt Base* Coconut Oil,  1 tbs. of Mustard Seed, Coriander Seed, Cumin, heat lightly in skillet turning until fragrant and lightly browned, Turmeric, Ginger Root Grated, 3 cloves Garlic minced.  Mix all spices into the coconut oil. Garnish* Fresh Herbs:  Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Chives minced finely …

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Breaking Down the Myths About Soy

People have been enjoying soy and reaping its health benefits for thousands of years, but there are still myths circulating about soy and soy products. The Weston Price Foundation (WAPF), the Atkins Diet and the Paleo Diet, along with the meat lobby industry have all come out strong against soy. But what’s their angle? As the Guardian points out, the shady origins …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CALCIUM & 15 NON-DAIRY FOODS PACKED WITH CALCIUM

When you think of calcium, usually teeth and bones are most often associated. But according to The Vegan Society, an organization founded in 1944 that is dedicated to providing information on the benefits of a vegan diet, calcium is also involved in your nervous system, blood clotting and controlling your muscles. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up …