Tag Archive for Snacks

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Easy Recipes for Berries

Summer is berry season so expect to find blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and other types of berries at your local grocery store or farmers’ market. The dark, rich red, blue, and violet colors of berries are associated with a host of antioxidants and health benefits. Besides the fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and folate, short-term berry consumption has been… Read more →

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Eating Well While Traveling

The summer means long road trips and destination vacations, which is great. But airport and roadside food is anything but great… With a little preparation, you can save money and eat clean no matter how far you’re traveling. Before you leave, take a few minutes to pack fresh fruits (apples, pears, and oranges travel well), cut up celery and carrots, snack… Read more →

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Smart Ways To Eat Nuts

There’s no need to fear nuts.  Sure, they are high  in fat and calories, but most of the fat comes from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved heart health. Vitamin E, plant sterols, and L-arginine found in nuts improve heart health by reducing plaque build up. Nuts can be a major source of… Read more →

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Get Lots of Healthy Protein From Beans

One of the highest sources of plant-based protein is beans, which contain anywhere from 6-8 grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving. Additionally, a 1/2 a cup of beans will provide you with 3-6 grams of cholesterol-reducing fiber. You’ll also be getting some folate, which plays a major role in making new DNA. This is especially vital for woman who… Read more →

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10 Ingredients That Add Umami to Your Meals

Umami, a Japanese word describing meaty or savory tastes, is one of the five flavors our tongues can detect. While we certainly crave the other four flavors – sweet, salty, sour, and bitter – it is the umami flavor that makes us feel most satisfied with our food. It isn’t surprising that “umami” translates to “delicious” in Japanese. Glutamate is the… Read more →

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Vitamin B12 on a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet can provide all the nutrients the human body needs to thrive, with the curious exception of vitamin B12. Neither plants nor animals directly produce vitamin B12. It’s produced by microbes that grow all over the earth’s surface and inside guts of animals, which is why meat is a common source of B12. Plant eaters would get plenty of B12… Read more →