Superfoods

Mustard Leaves

Mustard Greens Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Mustard Greens Nutrition Loaded with disease-fighting nutrition, mustard greens are full of great peppery, rich flavor, yet so light in calories, you can eat as much as you want. Mustard greens are my lightweight champion of superfoods! The mustard greens nutrition profile is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and protective phytonutrients, yet because of their slimming calorie count, their nutrition-to-calorie ratio makes them one of … Read More

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bunch of fresh parsley

Parsley Benefits, Nutrition & Recipe Ideas

Amazing Parsley Benefits You probably recognize parsley as a familiar fresh herb or dried spice, but did you know that this everyday herb could prove to be a boon to your health? Even when eaten in small amounts, there are numerous parsley health benefits because it’s packed with beneficial nutrients, essential oils and antioxidants — to the point that it’s often called a superfood. … Read More

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brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Benefits Small, cabbage-like and often ignored on plates across America, Brussels sprouts deserve a second (and third) look because they’re surprisingly packed with vital nutrition. While many of us may remember them only as a squishy vegetable we were made to eat as a child, or at holiday time, Brussels sprouts are making a comeback as a crunchy, versatile vegetable, … Read More

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Hawaiian spirulina powder

Spirulina Benefits: 10 Proven Reasons to Use This Superfood

Super Spirulina Benefits It’s blue-green, absurdly healthy but often overlooked or misunderstood; Spirulina may not be from Pandora, but it grows in our version of that magical moon, Hawaii, along with other exotic locations around the globe. This blue-green algae is a freshwater plant that is now one of the most researched, and alongside its cousin chlorella, most talked about superfoods today. Grown around the world from Mexico … Read More

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cinnamon sticks in a pile

Health Benefits of Cinnamon & Nutrition Facts

The Many Health Benefits of Cinnamon Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is still used daily in many cultures because of its widespread health benefits, not to mention its distinctly sweet, warming taste and ease of use in recipes. According to researchers, out of twenty-six of the most popular … Read More

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NATTO

Natto: The Fermented Soy Superfood

One of the most commonly asked food topics that I field from my readers is about soy, and is it good for you? The answer is: sometimes. Marketing geniuses have poised soy as the wonder health alternative to virtually everything. In most supermarkets today you’ll find soy milk, soy protein, soybean oil, and even soy soap, but the soy in … Read More

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bone broth

What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health

You might recognize it as an ingredient on your favorite body lotion or seen supplements in the vitamin aisle that feature it. But what is collagen, exactly ­­— and how can you incorporate it into your life? What is Collagen Made of? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin, and tendon. It’s … Read More

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Black Rice with a spoon

The Forbidden Rice: Black Rice Nutrition & Benefits

  The Forbidden Rice Despite being less popular than brown rice or wild rice, black rice, known as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain that has even more impressive health benefits than most other closely related rice varieties. Not only is it the type of rice that is richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, but it also contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory … Read More

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black beans in a ceramic bowl

Black Beans Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Benefits of Black Beans Nutrition Black beans are a food that everyone can benefit from keeping in their kitchen cabinets. And it’s easy to benefit from black beans nutrition as they are an extremely affordable source of protein, filling fiber, disease fighting antioxidants, and numerous vitamins and minerals. Studies have linked eating black beans with helping to protect against inflammation, … Read More

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Organic Eggplant

Eggplant Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes

Eggplant Nutrition Benefits Eggplant is a vegetable with a lot to offer: a high amount of antioxidants, special phytonutrients including phenolic compounds, flavonoids such as nasunin, and numerous vitamins and minerals too. All of these eggplant nutrition benefits come at a low calorie count of only 35 calories per cup, thanks to eggplant’s high fiber and water content. Eggplant, a … Read More

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