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    5 Questions About Quinoa

    It seems that I can’t open a magazine or browse Pinterest without seeing recipes that include quinoa or brag about its nutritional value. If you have quinoa questions I have answers. I bought a Bag of Quinoa… now what? I have been asked this question a few times, you know that quinoa is a superfood and full of protein but what do you do with it? It’s a lot like rice. You can cook it in a pot or in a rice cooker with water, spices, or broth. Use the ratio of one part quinoa to two parts liquid and cook until fluffy and tender. You can cook it in…

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    How To Clean a Pomegranate

    On Monday, we discussed the healthy benefits of pomegranates and then on Tuesday we shared a recipe to use them in a fruit parfait. Today I’m showing you how to clean the seeds out of a pomegranate. It can be really frustrating when getting the delicious seeds out of a pomegranate and the juice can stain everything. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s an easy way to get to those yummy seeds. What you’ll need: Large bowl Large knife Water Method: In the bowl, cut your pomegranate in half. Then cut those halves again, you are quartering your pomegranate. Fill your bowl with water. Keep pom quarters in…

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    5 Pomegranate Perks

    Pomegranates are often called a superfood but what make them so special? Find out! Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants. Seeds are full of B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. A study completed in 2006 revealed that pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent cancer. Pomegranate juice may help the body’s attack cancer cells in human breast, prostate and colon cancer. How amazing is that? Studies have also found that pomegranate helps prevent and might even help fight cardiovascular disease. There are five grams of fiber in a half cup of pomegranate seeds. “Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three…

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    5 Pumpkin Perks

    Pumpkins make a strong comeback when it comes to Fall. This autumn squash is very healthy. Just be mindful pumpkin can quickly become a sugary, calorie rich dessert. Pumpkin contains well over your daily requirement of vitamin A (700% DV in 1 cup). Vitamin A is involved with immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. Source. It’s full of fiber, pumpkin puree contains 7 grams of fiber in 1 cup. Pumpkin contains high levels of vitamin C which can help your immune system. It also contains more potassium than a banana. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. Pureed pumpkins contain lutein and zeaxanthin which can help your vision…

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    The Clean Fifteen

    Last Monday, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen and this week is about the Clean Fifteen. These are the foods that are most protect and least sprayed per the Environmental Working Group. Onions Sweet Corn Pineapples Avocado Cabbage Sweet Peas Asparagus Mangoes Eggplant Kiwi Cantaloupe – Domestic Sweet Potatoes Grapefruit Watermelon Mushrooms So if you are unable to buy the dirty dozen as organic, these fruits and veggies will offer great nutrition without the chemicals. I hope this list helps you when you are shopping. What are your favorite foods that are on the Clean 15 list?

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