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Interview: The Place of Soy in the Health Food Arena

Health & Beyond editor Josh Day recently sat down with Dr. Kim to ask him a few questions on a topic that's always hot in the health food world. We're talking about soy... what it is, what it does in your body, and why you see soy this and soy that on almost every aisle of your local health food store.

Let's jump straight into the interview, shall we?

Josh: What exactly is soy? Read more about Interview: The Place of Soy in the Health Food Arena

 

Making Sense of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids. You've probably heard a lot about their value to your health, but do you really understand the ways in which they are beneficial to your health and which foods to get them from?

If not, I hope that this article will help you make sense of omega-3 fatty acids and help you make food choices that will ensure that your cells are nourished with them on a regular basis. Read more about Making Sense of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

 

Five Reasons To Eat Navy Beans

If you're keen on limiting dairy and gluten intake, another excellent choice is the nutrient-dense navy bean. On their own, navy beans don't pack much flavour, but if you combine them with a few choice companions, you'll likely be pleasantly surprised to welcome them into your weekly menu plan. Read more about Five Reasons To Eat Navy Beans

 

Why Red Beets Should Be A Part Of Your Life

I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for red beets; per ounce, few foods that I'm aware of are as dense in a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are particularly rich in B vitamins, including folate, which makes them useful for lowering blood homocysteine and preventing birth defects. Read more about Why Red Beets Should Be A Part Of Your Life

 

A Lovely Pomegranate and Almond Salad

With pomegranates in season for most of us, now's the time to infuse our cells with their many health-enhancing nutrients.

Pomegranates are one of nature's best sources of polyphenols and isoflavones, groups of antioxidants that are thought to help suppress and even kill off cancer cells.

Pomegranates are lower in sugar than most other fruits, making them a good choice for maintaining optimal blood sugar and insulin levels.

Hope you have a chance to enjoy the following recipe for a light and nutritious pomegranate and almond salad. Read more about A Lovely Pomegranate and Almond Salad

 

Guacamole With A Twist For Healthy Vision

Love guacamole and feeling a little adventurous? This recipe provides edgy and colourful twists that are likely to please all those who appreciate mashed avocados.

Rich in lutein, vitamin E, carotenoids, and healthy fiber, this mango pomegranate guacamole is good for all of your body parts, but particularly your eyes. Many thanks to Kristen for sharing this lovely recipe with us. - Ben Kim Read more about Guacamole With A Twist For Healthy Vision

 

Easy Peasy Mouthwatering Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can devour. They're naturally abundant in a number of health-enhancing micro and macronutrients, most notably folate, manganese, tryptophan, copper, iron, and of course, healthy protein.

Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age and people who have trouble sleeping well. - Ben Kim Read more about Easy Peasy Mouthwatering Chickpea Salad

 

How to Make a Velvety Squash and Apple Soup

Mellow-sweet and abundant in cancer-preventing antioxidants like vitamin C and carotenoids, butternut squash makes for a delightfully healthy base for autumn and winter soups.

The following recipe calls for two crisp apples, a simple way to add a hint of sweetness to a velvety squash soup. Enjoy! Read more about How to Make a Velvety Squash and Apple Soup

 

How to Make a Nutritious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Care for a nutritious, creamy, and light smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie? We have just the recipe for you. As you're devouring it, feel free to bask in the glow of knowing that you're infusing your cells with natural vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and cartenoids, all nutrients that are known to reduce risk of just about every degenerative disease that we know of. Read more about How to Make a Nutritious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

 

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