Nutrition

amaranth grain

The High-Protein and Gluten-Free Amaranth Grain

Posted on July 25, 2018

Amaranth is the general name for more than 60 different species of Amaranthus. Cultivated as a grain for 8,000 years, amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal grown for its edible starchy seeds. However, it is not in the same grain family as wheat and rice. Top Benefits of Amaranth Here are five reasons to eat […]

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vitamins

Vitamin K2 Benefits

Posted on July 25, 2018

So, what are the benefits of Vitamin K2?  There’s been a lot of discussion about the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, but lately researchers are starting to recognize the one often-misunderstood vitamin that goes unnoticed. A huge number of the population is deficient in vitamin K, principally vitamin K1 and K2.  Cees Vermeer, Ph.D. is […]

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Delicious and Nutritious Eats: Exotic Fruits from Asia

Posted on July 18, 2018

Apples, bananas, blueberries, and pineapples are among the many staple fruits we grew up eating. But it might be time to expand our culinary boundaries and try some of these exotic fruits from Asia, especially since they are chock-full of nutrition. Durian  Deemed as the “king of fruits,” the durian hails from Southeast Asian nations, […]

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Koji

New Food Trend, Koji

Posted on July 16, 2018

Consumer behavior is beginning to change in regards to food and is embracing more traditional foods. They are also relearning ancient culinary methods such as fermenting. This could be one of the most positive food trends in many decades as these fermented foods are really important for optimal gut health and plays a crucial role […]

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healthy foods

Low Carb Food Swaps

Posted on July 12, 2018

Carbohydrates are mainstay for lots of people who say they love all those comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, donuts, white rice and bread.  These sure aren’t the foods for someone who has healthy eating on the mind. These carbohydrates are just plain bad for you. Not all carbs are the same though.  A lot […]

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What’s the Deal with Cricket Flour?

Posted on July 11, 2018

The thought of eating crickets may be enough to trigger your gag reflex, but wait until you learn about their amazing health benefits. Cricket flour or cricket protein powder is made from 100% ground crickets. Labeled the “food of the future,” cricket species are quickly becoming an in-demand source of protein for many. Cricket flour […]

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Hair

Healthy Hair Growth

Posted on July 9, 2018

It is best to avoid the toxic commercial shampoos and hair treatment products in promoting healthy hair and scalp.  Rely on what nature has supplied us, which is high quality burdock oil. Achieve those shiny locks and receive the other therapeutic effects. This oil is also known as Bur oil and burdock root oil extract […]

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E-cigarette

E-Cigarettes Harmful

Posted on July 4, 2018

There was a surprising article written by Honor Whiteman that revealed the harm that e-cigarettes can have for our oral health.  They are marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, but when it comes to our oral health, new research suggests that vaping may be just as harmful as smoking. An article was published […]

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Broccoli

Broccoli May Slow Age Decline

Posted on June 20, 2018

A foundational aspect of a healthy diet is to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.  A healthy diet can help to lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.  This is especially ideal if you eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. Vegetables contain antioxidants and […]

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Oil

Fake Olive Oil?

Posted on June 6, 2018

Over the past 35 years the consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S.  It has gone from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. Oil became more widely used with the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and made the oil a $16 billion a year industry. […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon