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Healthy Kid’s Super Smoothie

Kids need lots of essential nutrients for growth and development and it’s not always easy to get all of them in each day. This smoothie provides a solution where you can pack a variety of important nutrients such as omega-3 fats, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting compounds into delicious drinks that kids are sure […]


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Green Banana and Potato Salad

A unique tasty twist on traditional potato salad, the green banana adds a sweetness to this dish. With the combination of potatoes, green bananas, and onions, this dish packs some serious fiber and prebiotic power! Ingredients 3 lbs greenish-yellow bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces (about 7 or 8)  3 lbs yukon gold potatoes, […]


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The One Nutrient That Can Improve Crohn’s Disease

Fiber has been touted for years as a beneficial nutrient in aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar regulation, and for weight loss/maintenance. Recent research is adding another advantage to the long list of health benefits associated with fiber: reduced colon inflammation. This specific benefit offers a dietary, modifiable method to aid in the prevention […]


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Ginger Bok Choy

Bok choy is a flavorful, healthy green used often in Asian cuisine. It is a safe FODmaps food, so you’re in the clear with this recipe if you are currently on a low-FODmaps diet. The addition of ginger provides great flavor, aromatics, and a nice soothing effect to the gut. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds […]


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Blueberry Kanten

Popular in Asian cuisine, agar and kuzu/arrowroot provide a way to make this gluten-free, custard-like dessert featuring delicious, antioxidant-rich blueberries! Ingredients 1 tablespoon kuzu or arrowroot 2 ½ cups apple cider or apple juice 2 tablespoons agar flakes 2 cups blueberries *You can find agar flakes and kuzu/arrowroot in natural foods stores or Asian grocers […]


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Micronutrients Matter: How Nutrient-Poor Diets Make you Tired, Fat, and Sick

“Your nutrition is more than the amount of fat or number of carbs. Numerous studies show the critical role that micronutrients – vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals – have in the body. If you’re solely counting calories or checking carbs, you are doing your cells a disservice.” Those looking to track their nutrition or diet often create […]


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Baked Kale Chips

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse containing high amounts of vitamins K, A and C along with manganese and fiber. Some people claim kale is bland and aren’t sure how to prepare it, but this recipe provides one of the most simple ways to enjoy this nutrient-dense food. Kale chips to the rescue! Ingredients 1 large […]


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Plantains in “Temptation Sauce”

Plantains are a tasty, high-fiber alternative to other sweet-tasting dishes and are high in vitamins A, C, and B6 as well as potassium. The high soluble fiber content of plantains attracts water and forms a gel, which slows down digestion, helping you to feel full. Soluble fiber can also help lower LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol […]


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Natural Remedies for Allergy Relief

It all begins with a sneeze. Then another. Then hundreds more accompanied by watery, itchy eyes, headaches, and a stuffy or runny nose. The telltale signs of allergy season are hardly subtle, and can range from annoying to nearly debilitating. This year experts are informing patients and the public that seasonal allergies will be more […]


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Maca-Macaroons

SUPER COOKIES?! With a combination of selenium-rich Brazil nuts, maca powder, and coconut, these cookies provide healthy fats and nutrients to boot. Maca powder is derived from a herbaceous plant of the crucifer family and has long been used as a root vegetable and for medicinal purposes among traditional cultures. Some clinical trials have shown that […]


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