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Pumpkin Seeds Are One Of The Best Sources Of Plant-Based Protein

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 10, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 9.35 grams of protein! That’s over two grams more than the same quantity of ground beef. According to USDA 1 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds has: 285 calories 87 grams protein 42 g fat 8 g dietary fiber Nutrient-rich pumpkin seeds make for a... more

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A Drupe is a Fruit is a Nut, is a Walnut

By: | 1 Comment | On: November 4, 2015 | Category: Blog, health, News, Nutrition

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A walnut is a drupe. A drupe is a type of fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (what we sometimes call a pit) with a seed inside. Some examples of drupes are peaches, plums, and cherries—but walnuts, almonds, and pecans are also drupes. Walnuts are the... more

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History of Blueberries: The Legacy 100 Years in the Making.

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 4, 2015 | Category: Blog, Life Style, News

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History of blueberries Blueberries were here when the first wave of settlers arrived in what was to become America. Early explorers noted wild blueberries on their expeditions. In 1615, Samuel de Champlain saw Indians along Lake Huron harvesting wild blueberries. These were dried, beaten into a pulp/powder and combined with... more

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Is Snacking Making Us Fat?

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 25, 2015 | Category: Blog, Nutrition

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Habitual snacking can be a slippery slope. It can lead to gradual weight gain and eventual poor health. Various reports indicate that 80% of adolescents and most adults snack at least once a day. Even in between having 3 meals a day, we still feel hungry at times and end... more

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5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Avocados on a Regular Basis

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 22, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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How often do you include avocados in your weekly diet? I am sure you have heard that avocados are rich in fats and calories, but did you know they are also among the best foods to eat since they are full of nutrients and healthy compounds that leave you looking... more

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Health Benefits of Shallots Or Why We Should Use Them More

By: | 1 Comment | On: September 13, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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I like shallots. Maybe because when living in France, I used to make a basic salad dressing with finely chopped shallots thrown into some olive oil, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. Recently, when we grew some nice organic shallots in our garden, I decided to do a bit of research... more

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The practice of regular meditation is on the rise.

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 5, 2015 | Category: Blog, Holistic Living, Life Style

It goes back to when Siddhartha Gautama, better known as the Buddha, after a long meditation saw the light and announced that suffering is subjective, and can be reduced through self-awareness. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances. Today,... more

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10 Facts About Intermittent Fasting: Expel toxins from your body; reduce your stress levels and more.

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 10, 2015 | Category: Blog, Life Style, News

Intermittent Fasting

1) Breakfast: The word breakfast means to break a fast. When we do our regular weekly fast, we have dinner on Sunday, Monday we only have clear liquids (herbal tea or water; sometimes in the evening we may have a cup of clear vegetable broth) and then Tuesday morning we... more

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Totally Turmeric: Your Complete Guide

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 15, 2015 | Category: Blog, Nutrition

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Turmeric is a very rich source of many essential vitamins (vitamin B6, C, E) and minerals (iron, potassium, manganese, zinc, copper, magnesium and calcium). Just a few grams of turmeric per day in the form of powder, crushed root or fresh root can provide sufficient nutrients to offer protection against... more

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Organic Strawberries: How Important Is It To Spend Extra?

By: | 7 Comments | On: April 12, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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Buying Organic Is More Important For Some Products Than Others. There is nothing like the spring and summer months when supermarkets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Local farmers markets are just beginning to open up, offering an abundance of fresh produce. When we shop for produce we have... more

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