Beans are a terrific example of a healthful food that provides what foodies call “sustainable nutrition.” They are an affordable, nutrient and protein-rich food that does not negatively impact the environment. Choose a few of your favorite beans, add a healthy grain, and you have a dish filled with protein and nutrients without taxing the…

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Crunchy, delicately salty by nature, and packed with hydration, celery stalks (Apium graveolens​) are a great snack to pair with your favorite summer dip. Did you know that celery is also a potent botanical medicine recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties? It works in the body to reduce inflammation and increase circulation through the kidneys. Preliminary…

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If you have the notion that not much goes on inside a mushroom, then we’ve got a surprise for you! Like humans, mushrooms convert sunlight into a usable form of Vitamin D, which aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, essential minerals for bone health and strength.  In addition to being one of the…

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Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant species Coriandrum sativum. In different parts of the world, the very same plant-with its many health benefits-is referred to differently. For Americans, cilantro refers to the leaves and the stalks, both of which are edible. The dried seeds of the same plant are called coriander. For Europeans, coriander…

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It’s not uncommon to see lecithin listed on an ingredient list for everything from food to cosmetics. Lecithin belongs to a group of compounds called phospholipids, a type of fat. Phospholipids help maintain the integrity of cell walls and are important to the healthy functioning of the brain, nervous system, liver, and other vital organs.…

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Look no further for a creamy and tasty homemade vegan butter. This recipe is not only a great store-bought alternative, it is better for you because it does not contain palm oil, emulsifiers, and preservatives. You won’t believe how this easily spreadable vegan butter melts, just like regular butter and tastes so good.  Servings: 48…

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