Browsing Category : Nutrition

Best Plant-Based Protein Sources


No meat? No problem.😎 Of course there’s nothing wrong with meat…there are just tons of plant-based sources of protein worth having too! Besides, incorporating new foods into your diet is a healthy practice and prevents the development of intolerances. After all, Mom always said: too much of anything isn’t good!πŸ˜‰ Why stick to the same diet when you can enjoy…

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8 Produce Skins You Can & Should Eat


Waste not, want not! Why add unnecessary trash to the landfills when what you’re throwing out can actually benefit you? Organic materials (like food waste) are sadly the 2nd largest component of landfills and greenhouse gas emissions!πŸ‘ŽπŸ»1 So, how can you help cut down food waste? There are tons of ways! One easy action you can take is to stop…

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Acorn Squash Health Benefits


Acorn squash is a winter squash phenotypically named for its acorn shape. It’s the most nutrient-dense of all the summer squashes and has tons of nutritional benefits! The most common has a dark green skin with a large orange marking and a series of longitudinal ridges. Inside is a delicious sweet orange-yellow flesh and about 8 oz of 1/2″ seeds.…

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Ginger Health Benefits


Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is not only one of the tastiest herbs; but, it’s also one of the most beneficial. It’s been used as a spice for its peppery taste and medicinal properties for thousands of years! It was and continues to be brewed into teas and soups to naturally treat gastrointestinal ailments and nausea.1 What is Ginger? The ginger plant…

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Popcorn and Digestion


It’s no secret that corn and the digestive system aren’t exactly best buds. But, do you know why corn kernels come out almost exactly the same as they go in? Kernels are coated in what’s called a bran coat. This coating is made of the plant fiber, cellulose, which our body’s digestive enzymes can’t break down.1 Popcorn on the other…

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A [Green] Apple a Day


I eat an apple on the daily. They’re my go-to snack because you know what they sayβ€”an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I favor green apples not just for their flavor; but, their nutritional content too. There’s no denying that their crunch capacity is a factor, but the nutrition facts speak for themselves! Dietary Fiber Green apples (like…

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Say No to Soy


Soy is a popular food that has become quite prevalent in conversations regarding health and nutrition. Derived from soybeans, it’s commonly consumed in the form of an oil, protein or milk. The entire bean is also served in a dish called edamame. People are often surprised to come across members of the health-conscious community who don’t eat soy. This is…

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Salmon Health Benefits


What is Salmon? Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Members of this family include ray-finned fish like salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes, and graylings! All salmonids spawn in fresh water; but, often spend a large part of their lives at sea! Salmonids return to the rivers only to reproduce. This is what…

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All About Nutritional Yeast


Nutritional yeast is the new best thing. It’s a cheesy-flavored condiment that comes in the form of flakes. And it just so happens to be chalked-full of nutrients! What is Nutritional Yeast? So what exactly is nutritional yeast? It’s a non-active, cultured strain of yeast1, specifically part of the species: saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Historically, this has been instrumental to winemaking,…

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What’s the Deal with Maca?


Maca powder is derived from the Maca plant and is thought to have many benefits unlike any other. What is Maca? Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the cabbage (crucifer) family. This means that it is an herb that takes two years to complete its life cycle. It’s found in the Andes Mountain range in Peru, growing…

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