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How To Make Sweet Potato Hummus

If you have a thing for hummus and don't mind a little variety from time to time, you'll want to give this sweet potato-based hummus a try.

All varieties of sweet potatoes are abundant in vitamin C, carotenoids, and vitamin B-6 (helpful for keeping homocysteine at a healthy level), and even minerals like iron manganese, and potassium. Read more about How To Make Sweet Potato Hummus

 

Fennel for Cancer Prevention

Though not as popular as various squashes and hardy greens that take center stage come autumn, fennel stands toe to toe with most other plant foods in nutritional value.

It's a solid source of natural vitamin C, folate, healthy fiber, and potassium. It also provides some calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus for bone-building. Read more about Fennel for Cancer Prevention

 

My Return To Being Gluten-Free

Back when I ran a residential fasting clinic, my diet was virtually free of processed foods, including bread. Breakfast was usually a large bowl of fresh fruit, avocado, romaine lettuce, and celery; lunch was typically a large salad with vegetable soup and some type of legume, often chickpeas or green peas; and dinner usually consisted of a large salad, steamed vegetables, and some type of gluten-free grain like quinoa or brown rice with guacamole or another nutrient-dense dressing. When I craved organic eggs, wild salmon, or homemade chicken broth-based soups, I ate them with gratitude. Read more about My Return To Being Gluten-Free

 

What to Eat - Principles of Healthy Eating

What you eat isn't the only determinant of your overall health status. There are plenty of other facets of your life that play major roles in determining how functional and energetic you are.

Here's how I think about the role that diet plays in contributing to health and disease: Read more about What to Eat - Principles of Healthy Eating

 

How to Get the Most Out of What You Eat

As mentioned in part one of this series, a key principle to healthy eating is to eat nutrient-rich foods. Vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and eggs are good examples of health-promoting, nutrient-rich foods.

Unfortunately, simply wolfing down nutrient-rich foods doesn't guarantee optimal nourishment of your cells. Your digestive system has to be able to extract nutrients out of the foods that you eat - this is why chewing thoroughly is vital to your health. Read more about How to Get the Most Out of What You Eat

 

More on Extracting Nutrients Out of What You Eat

As mentioned earlier in this series, cooking vegetables and other plant foods can soften naturally occurring fiber, which makes it easier for your digestive system to extract the many micronutrients that are abundant in plant foods. Read more about More on Extracting Nutrients Out of What You Eat

 

How to Make Healthy Spring Rolls

During our last visit to see the grandparents, my mom surprised us with a lovely plate of vegetable spring rolls. Not the kind that are deep-fried, but ones made with rice paper and filled with an assortment of fresh vegetables and avocado. Read more about How to Make Healthy Spring Rolls

 

How to Make Healthy Key Lime Pie

What do you get when you combine macadamia nuts, coconut shreds, walnuts, avocados, fresh lime juice, dates, honey, and sea salt? Only the healthiest version of key lime pie that I've ever tried. The crust requires some patience and elbow grease, but it's completely worth the effort. Read more about How to Make Healthy Key Lime Pie

 

A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

If you're not sure how to choose healthy oils for cooking, it's important that you understand the essential differences between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Once you understand the basic characteristics of these fatty acids, you'll know which commonly available oils are good for your health, and which ones you should avoid whenever possible. Read more about A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

 

How to Make Korean-Style Steamed Eggs

My mom recently told me that this is the only Korean recipe that my older sister has ever asked her for. Quite understandable, as you won't find a lighter or fluffier egg dish anywhere.

Korean steamed eggs are similar to quiche, but without a crust, and did I mention that these eggs are amazingly light and fluffy? Read more about How to Make Korean-Style Steamed Eggs

 

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