Health Benefits of Honey

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Honey is much more than a natural replacement for refined sweeteners. From ancient Egyptians to new age chefs, this pantry staple has been valued for thousands of years as both a traditional herb and culinary ingredient. But how can something so sweet benefit your health? Here’s how. Natural energy booster Honey is a naturally high more…

Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding you Back?

Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding you Back? Do you feel tired, bloated, or uncomfortable after eating? Chances are you’re making at least one common digestive health mistake. If you recognize any of the bad habits below, it might be time for a refresher in healthy digestion. Bad Digestive Habits Overeating It’s hard to leave that more…

Recipe: Purple Cabbage Coleslaw

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Recipe: Purple Cabbage Coleslaw Summer is here!  This means fun recipes you can cook for yourself or share with your family.  Cooking with organic materials helps to avoid some of the pesticides and hormones that may be added into the growing process [1].  Although organic food costs a little extra, it’s a good feeling to more…

Good to Grill! Lentil Kebabs

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Good to Grill! Lentil Kebabs Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a delicious barbequed meal with family and friends. Instead of the ‘ole cheeseburger standby, try taking a meatless spin on the BBQ by grilling up these kebabs. Made with lentils, they are a great vegetarian source of protein, iron, and more…

Understanding Whole Foods

Understanding Whole Foods “Unprocessed,” “natural,” “real food” – no matter what you call them, whole foods are key players in a healthy diet. They pack a higher nutrient density than their processed alternatives because they come straight from Mother Nature herself, in their natural form, with minimal processing and additives. Whole Food Benefits Because whole more…

Homegrown Herbs: Our Top Picks

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Homegrown Herbs: Our Top Picks When Simon & Garfunkel sang about parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, they weren’t thinking about your kitchen – but maybe they should have been! Herbs are a fantastic way to add flavor and nutrients to any meal, but fresh herbs can be pricey at the grocery store. Growing your own more…

A Healthy Snack That Tastes Like Dessert

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  Quinoa is one of the most flexible and nutritionally dense ingredients around. This gluten-free pseudo-grain is not only a great replacement for refined flours, but is packed with fibre, antioxidants[1] and all essential amino acids[2]. Try these quinoa cocoa balls for a whole-food approach to curbing mid-day hunger and satisfying your sweet tooth in more…

The Food Mood Connection

You are what you eat, but while it’s easy to see how food can affect your physical health, it’s not always so easy to make the connection between food and your mood. As it turns out, you’re at the mercy of mealtime: what you eat can be the deciding factor in whether your day will more…

A Recipe for a Healthy Brain: Eat Mediterranean-Style

According to a paper published in recent months in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, a Mediterranean-style diet might not just be great for the heart it could also give your brain a boost and stave off dementia. Think smart and drop the low-fat diet for a healthy, antioxidant rich Mediterranean diet full of more…