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10 Reasons Why Chia Seeds Are a Great Vegan Protein Alternative to Ground Beef

February 3, 2016 @ 9:28 pm
by MicheleT
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Chia seeds are considered a "super food" for all intents and purposes...but that's erroneous for the moment. What matters is understanding how chia seeds can benefit you and how they can deliver optimal nutrition. All in all, here are 10 great reasons why chia seeds are a great vegan protein alternative to beef. (NOTE: All the reasons below compare 2oz of ground beef to 2 oz of raw, unsprouted chia seeds.) #1. Chia has less fat! According to the USDA 2oz or 56.7g of both chia seeds and beef contain almost the same amount of total fat! (Surprising, right?). However, [...]

SUPERFOODS – BLUE GREEN ALGAE

February 24, 2014 @ 6:55 pm
by MicheleT
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Is it a sea vegetable? A bacteria? Or is it pond scum? It's blue green algae, but these days it falls into the category of superfoods. Check out my post that digs deep into the history, benefits and risks associated with Blue Green Algae. facebook twitter google+ Learn More About Cyanobacteria EVERY DAY TIP : Cyanobacteria 03. 17. 2014. | michelet | 1 comment Generally speaking, I am a tireless supporter of most things green. Money, check. Sustainability, check. Green Juice, ... Read more

GOJI BERRIES

February 24, 2014 @ 6:48 pm
by MicheleT
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Goji berries have become classified as one of the world's "super foods". It is native to Asia and has been used as a medicinal food for thousands of years. It is a deep-red, dried fruit just slightly smaller than a raisin. The Goji berry tastes, to some extent like a cross between a cherry and a cranberry.  The polysaccharides are probably the most vital nutrient in goji berries, most notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP). Research reveals that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the fundamental cell sugars important for proper immune function and intercellular communication. Goji berries also contain [...]

CACAO NIBS

February 24, 2014 @ 6:04 pm
by MicheleT
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INCAN BERRIES

February 24, 2014 @ 6:03 pm
by MicheleT
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These berries are packed with protein, Vitamin C & Vitamin A. You can add them to your favorite breakfast, rehydrate them in your tea or just pop a small handful into your mouth for a sweet tart burst of flavor!

SHILAJIT

February 24, 2014 @ 6:02 pm
by MicheleT
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These two acids have been found in good, rich soil since time immemorial and are a complex concoction of natures carbon rich substances that help the uptake of minerals in the soil and make the nutrients more bioavailable to the plants. But with the degradation of the soil over the past 10 - 20 years, many of the foods we consume just don't have the complex nutrition our bodies need. Humic acid and fulvic acid does the same for our bodies as it does for plants. It helps make the nutrients we are consuming more bioavailable. It acts as a [...]

HEMP SEEDS

February 24, 2014 @ 5:59 pm
by MicheleT
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Hulled hemp seeds are a great source of protein, zinc and magnesium. They have a light, nutty taste and can be blended into dressings, dehydrated into crunchy snacks or simply just sprinkled atop your favorite salad. Learn more about hemp seeds here.