cucumber

Who knew cucumbers had so much to offer besides being a crisp, cooling snack or salad partner? These fruits (yes, cucumbers are actually not a vegetable at all!) help boost hydration, support digestion, nudge a stagnant liver and when consumed daily, actually deliver anti-aging benefits. They contain over 50 trace minerals plus glycine and glutamine…

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red cabbage and apple recipe

This red cabbage and apple recipe combines two disease-fighting ingredients into a colorful and antioxidant rich side dish. Prep time: 5 min Total time: 15-20 min   Red Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable group, which I’ve written about before. The cancer-fighting, disease-prevention agents of these vegetables are undeniable! Red Cabbage in particular though…

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seasonal variety

Back to basic human nature, we were designed to eat with the seasons. Bulk up on fruit in the summer, store fat and survive the more sparse giving season of winter. Repeat. But somehow we’ve gone off course, thanks to mass farming and our “must-have-now” society, and we have all things accessible at all times.…

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produce code 9

The price look-up (PLU) code system is used by most produce distributors but also allows consumers to be in-the-know to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. Even though the defeat of Proposition 37 means that genetically engineered information will not be added to labels at this time, PLU codes do have the potential to…

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