Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Injera is a staple bread of Ethiopia, helping million of farmers get through yet another hard day without an empty stomach. Its main ingredient is a teff, a locally grown grain that is ground into flour, fermented with water and … Continue reading

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Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Kale is the superfood of the 21st century. It has reached superstar status among health nuts and everyday folks. It has become a snackable chip and the darling of morning smoothies. Just when everything seemed to be on the up-and-up, … Continue reading

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A Guide to Edible Seeds

A Guide to Edible Seeds

This is a guest post by Lori Popkewitz Alper. It originally appeared on her blog, Groovy Green Livin. Edible seeds have been making their way into my smoothies, soups and chili over the past few weeks. The assortment of edible seeds that lines … Continue reading

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Superfood or Super PR?

Superfood or Super PR?

It seems these days almost every other food we hear about has some magic property that turns it into a “superfood.” The term, which did not exist 10 years ago, was coined by Steven G. Pratt, MD in his book SuperFoods … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Everybody is talking about antioxidants. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest “superfoods” and their supposed antioxidant benefits. But few people can explain why it is that we … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Food Trends from Expo West

Some Interesting Food Trends from Expo West

We spent Friday and Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center, which was jam packed for the Expo West Natural Food Show. The show brings together manufacturers, buyers, foodies, and everyone else interested in a slightly healthier alternative to standard grocery … Continue reading

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Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Yes! You know the vegetable that I am referring to – KALE. Kale is on every list for “healthiest vegetable”. One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of … Continue reading

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Wonderful Walnuts

Wonderful Walnuts

Did you know that less than 10% of Americans consume tree nuts in their raw form?  Tree nuts include walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts,cashews, pecans, pine nuts, almonds and pistachios.  Today we’ll talk about walnuts. Walnuts are simply wonderful. They’re tasty, affordable and … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which … Continue reading

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What George Washington Didn’t Know About Cherries

What George Washington Didn’t Know About Cherries

Happy Presidents Day folks! Lots of friends from abroad are jealous of us for the great long holiday weekends we as a nation have put together during the year. So if you are off work today to celebrate Presidents’ Day, … Continue reading

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