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How to Make Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup

Every mouthful of this savory buttercup squash soup delivers an abundance of cancer-fighting nutrients: carotenoids, vitamin A, real vitamin C, and manganese. It's also a good source of most B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it an excellent choice for protecting your heart and blood vessels.

Before ingesting, please be aware that one or more bowls may cause you to roll around on the ground, as you won't know what else to do as you declare it to be the best squash soup you've ever had. Read more about How to Make Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup

 

Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods

If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize. Read more about Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods

 

Starbucks Coconut Milk

Starbucks in Canada recently began providing coconut milk as an alternative to dairy and soy. Curious to know the makeup of their coconut milk, I went to a local shop and gave it a try.

I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed. It felt quite artificial to my palate, and I don't consider myself to be a connoisseur of fine foods and beverages, not by a long shot.

Curious to know what was giving their coconut milk a chemical-like feel to me, I took note of their ingredients: Read more about Starbucks Coconut Milk

 

How to Make Kim Chi

Originally posted in September of 2009

Of the countless varieties of kim chi that are made in Korea, by far the most common and celebrated version is made with Napa cabbage.

Kim chi that's made with cabbage is loaded with indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound that is well recognized as a powerful cancer-fighting compound. Numerous studies indicate that I3C can offer protection against many different types of cancer and may even stop the growth of existing tumors. Read more about How to Make Kim Chi

 

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Cholesterol

Updated on July 14, 2011

During my university years, I used to frustrate my parents by throwing away egg yolks and eating only the whites. No worries, I thought, as my parents just didn't know enough to realize that I was reducing my risk of heart disease by avoiding cholesterol. Looking back, I'm sure that my parents were wondering how I could so easily toss away precious egg yolks that they were able afford only a few times a year when they lived in Korea. Read more about What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Cholesterol

 

If You Drink Coffee

Dear Dr. Kim:

For years I had the impression that coffee was not a good beverage for people due to its caffeine content.

Now I am reading articles which state that coffee has many beneficial health effects. Read more about If You Drink Coffee

 

Sunflower Collard Wrap Recipe

This is a lovely recipe for all occasions. If you feel like a dipping sauce, try a simple mix of one teaspoon of Dijon mustard plus two tablespoons of soy sauce and just a splash of sesame oil - you'll feel like you were just transported to a quaint restaurant somewhere along the beautiful east coast of South Korea. Rich in naturally occurring vitamin E, selenium, folate, easily-digested protein, lutein, and health-enhancing fatty acids, these wraps are guaranteed to nourish every organ system in your body.

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How to Make Healthy Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups

A healthier version of Reese peanut butter cups, these chocolate cashew butter cups deliver plenty of heart-healthy flavonoids and healthy protein. If cashew butter isn't your thing, feel free to substitute with your preferred nut butter - almond butter and organic peanut butter work just as well, though both are less naturally sweet than cashew butter, so you may want to add a little more honey to the filling. - Ben Kim

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How to Make a Roasted Red Beet Salad

Red beets are right at the top my list of foods that everyone should aim to eat at least a few times a week. Per ounce, few other foods are as dense in nutrients that prevent cardiovascular disease, all types of cancer, and neurological damage associated with high homocysteine levels.

Spinach & Warm Beet Salad
Red beets are especially rich in folate, which is why they are useful for lowering blood homocysteine and reducing risk of birth defects.

If you have a problem with constipation, red beets and their green tops are likely to provide significant relief. Both are rich in fiber that can help keep waste materials moving through your gastrointestinal tract at a healthy pace. Read more about How to Make a Roasted Red Beet Salad

 

How to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables

We had it easy with our firstborn - he was eating handfuls of lightly braised Shanghai bok choy before he turned 2. So it furrowed our brows some to discover that vegetables were not our second son's thing. We started blending our green food powder in with his smoothies from the time he could sip from a straw, but we were still eager to see him eating substantial portions of freshly cooked green vegetables.

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