DARK CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD BARK

DARK CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD BARK FOOD AS MEDICINE When choosing a chocolate bar or chocolate chips, always look for at least 70% cacao and no soy lecithin! The antioxidants in cacao exceed red wine and even green tea. Cacao is high in magnesium, which can help to lower blood pressure and relax muscles. This homemade dark…

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOLOGNESE

SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOLOGNESE FOOD AS MEDICINE Grassfed beef is rich in anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and CLAs and is free from added hormones and antibiotics found in conventionally raised animal products. For meats, eggs, dairy there are significant nutritional differences in pastured animal products resulting in increased amounts of CLAs, which are omega fatty…

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Berry Blast Mocktail

BERRY BLAST MOCKTAIL FOOD AS MEDICINE We tend to indulge in alcohol more over the holiday season and this can really slow down your metabolism. As few as 1-2 glasses of wine or cocktails can slow your metabolism by 70% for two reasons. First, alcohol dehydrates the body, lowering the water available for other biochemical…

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CAULIFLOWER AVOCADO TOAST

CAULIFLOWER AVOCADO TOAST FOOD AS MEDICINE Avocados are higher in potassium than bananas. They also offer a great source of vitamin E, K, B6, and folate. They have a healthy fatty acid profile that has demonstrated through research to protect against prostate and breast cancer as well as heart disease. This avocado toast recipe has…

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EGGPLANT DIP WITH POMEGRANATE

EGGPLANT DIP WITH POMEGRANATE FOOD AS MEDICINE Eggplant, the star of this dip, is rich in the anthocyanins, particularly one phytonutrient called nasunin, which has been show to protect cell membranes from free radical damage. It is also high in chlorogenic acid, which is one of the most potent free radical scavengers found in plants…

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Supporting your Immune System Naturally

SUPPORTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY  With the flu hitting epidemic proportions, I wanted to give ya’ll some food as medicine tips to get through without getting struck by illness! And I am kicking off the immune boosting information as a new mom with information on Ear Infections as it is quite a plight for many…

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GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL

GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL FOOD AS MEDICINE Smoothies can be an amazing way to jam-pack nutrients into a quick and easy meal that is predigested by the blending process, making it easy to break down and assimilate. However they can just as easily become “carb bombs”, with some popular smoothie shops packing in 90+ grams of…

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MATCHA SESAME ENERGY BALLZ

MATCHA SESAME ENERGY BALLZ FOOD AS MEDICINE Matcha is a powdered form of a Japanese green tea that is grown in shade to increase certain properties and make the taste more smooth with a less astringent aftertaste. Matcha is a ground powder of the entire leaf of tea which is consumed whole rather than steeping the leaf and…

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BUTTERNUT AND BRUSSELS BREAKFAST HASH

BUTTERNUT AND BRUSSELS BREAKFAST HASH FOOD AS MEDICINE: Brussels sprouts have a wide array of health benefits ranging from cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and detoxifying properties. Sulforaphane compounds in Brussels sprouts are known to promote anti-inflammatory activity in the cardiovascular system and help repair any damage in the blood vessels. Being a sulfur-rich vegetable, the…

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