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About Andre Somov

Andre Somov is a photographer, graphic designer and an Internet Marketing Strategist with Poissy Design. In January 2012 he became a vegetarian. This lifestyle change is responsible for his passion in vegetarian cuisine and food photography. He likes getting immersed in research regarding nutrition and health, and writing articles about his findings.

Celery Health Benefits: Another Great Vegetable Super Food

Celery is a vegetable under the Apiaceae family. It is well known for its use in cocktails, as well as a low calorie snack. However, celery is not only good for those well known things. There are several very good reasons why you should include celery in [...]

By |2016-02-01T10:50:08-08:00December 9th, 2015|Blog, health, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2015-11-12T19:33:24-08:00November 10th, 2015|Blog, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2015-11-09T19:33:22-08:00November 4th, 2015|Blog, health, News, Nutrition|1 Comment

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

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 [...]

By |2016-02-01T10:54:09-08:00November 4th, 2015|Blog, Life Style, News|0 Comments

5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Avocados on a Regular Basis

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 [...]

By |2015-09-22T13:09:45-07:00September 22nd, 2015|Blog, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

Health Benefits of Shallots Or Why We Should Use Them More

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 [...]

By |2015-09-13T21:43:10-07:00September 13th, 2015|Blog, News, Nutrition|1 Comment

The practice of regular meditation is on the rise.

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 [...]

By |2015-09-05T15:51:27-07:00September 5th, 2015|Blog, Holistic Living, Life Style|0 Comments

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

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) [...]

By |2015-09-03T16:41:22-07:00May 10th, 2015|Blog, Life Style, News|0 Comments

Totally Turmeric: Your Complete Guide

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 [...]

By |2015-04-15T16:05:33-07:00April 15th, 2015|Blog, Nutrition|0 Comments
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