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Spectacular Spinach

Spectacular Spinach

I am never without spinach in my refrigerator or freezer. Luckily for my parents, I’ve always loved spinach. They did a great job weaving it into our dinners. Lucky for me, spinach is great for our overall health. Dark leafy greens in general are a great source of antioxidants and other heart and cardiovascular health.

Please Pass the Peas

Please Pass the Peas

Peas have developed a bad reputation. Most kids detest peas, but I don’t understand why: they’re sweet, their small, and they fit wonderfully in your spoon if you want to shoot it at your older brother (though, I don’t suggest the last usage, unless you want to be grounded or miss out on dessert). Are you a fan of peas?

Crazy Cauliflower

Crazy Cauliflower

Cutting the amount of carbs that you eat each day can be a bummer, but there are some great work-arounds that will allow you to eat your favorite foods—albeit, a healthier, modified version of your favorite foods. Believe it or not, cauliflower can help you with that and a lot more!

Crazy for Coconuts

Crazy for Coconuts

I love coconuts and coconut water because there are so many benefits from integrating these wondrous gifts from Mother Nature into your diet. They range from aiding in the prevention of heart disease to helping diabetics with their blood sugar levels.
What are the specific benefits?

Seaweed is the New Kale

Seaweed is the New Kale

You might have seen it in the stores. You might have had some with sushi. You might even see your friends snacking on the dried versions. Seaweed. Last year, everyone was gaga over kale; this year it is all about seaweed. The name doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? Well, let’s learn a little more about it to help ease your worries, anxieties, and inhibitions.

Brilliant Beets

Brilliant Beets

Beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach. Beet leaves have a bitter taste like chard, but are rich in chlorophyll. Although bitter, the greens have a higher nutritional value than its roots. They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.