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Pine Nut and Basil Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of raw pine nuts
1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup of water
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic, peeled
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
3/4 cup of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of raw apple cider vinegar Read more about Pine Nut and Basil Dressing Recipe

 

Mango Avocado Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 ripe mango
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
Sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients and serve immediately over salad, steamed vegetables, or whole grain dish. Enjoy this bright and refreshing salad dressing recipe. Read more about Mango Avocado Dressing Recipe

 

Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

Before my parents immigrated to Canada close to four decades ago, my mom was convinced that one of the benefits of living in Canada was the amount of cow's milk that was available. Back in Korea, moms, dads, and grandparents of all ages were sure that their babies and grandchildren could be bigger, stronger, and healthier if they could only have easy access to milk. Read more about Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

 

Margaret's Mushroom & Sweet Brown Rice Risotto Recipe

Ingredients:

5 cups button mushrooms, sliced thin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup sweet brown rice, uncooked
5 and a half cups chicken or vegetable broth
Sea salt to taste
2 Tbs. olive oil

Directions:

1. Cook the rice in a covered pot in 2 and a half cups of the broth. Wait until it's fully cooked before doing anything else. The rice is done when it's soft. The cooked grains should stick together slightly, as it is sweet brown rice.

2. In a medium or large pot, saute the onion in the olive oil. When onion is soft, add the mushrooms and a pinch of sea salt.

3. When the mushrooms are soft, add the cooked rice and sea salt to taste. Add the rest of the broth (3 cups) and mix until everything is well-incorporated.

This recipe serves 2 - 3 people. Enjoy! Read more about Margaret's Mushroom & Sweet Brown Rice Risotto Recipe

 

Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

If you're still going for a mammogram screening once every year or two years, please consider the following: Read more about Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin that is a key component of two enzymes in your body called flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). FAD and FMN are used by every cell in your body to produce energy. FAD is used by other enzymes to protect your body against damage by free radicals.

What Does Riboflavin Do in Your Body? Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Magnesium

Magnesium is one of seven minerals that you need in relatively large amounts for optimal health. Most of your body's magnesium is located in your bones and teeth. Your remaining magnesium is present in your soft tissues and the fluids that surround these tissues.

What Does Magnesium Do in Your Body? Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Magnesium

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Iron

Iron is an essential component of hundreds of enzymes and proteins in your body.

As it is with other trace minerals, a little iron goes a long way. More specifically, your body needs about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of iron at any given time to carry out its everyday metabolic activities. Without this 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of iron in your body on a consistent basis, you could experience significant health challenges.

What Does Iron Do In Your Body? Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Iron

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Folate (Folic Acid)

Folate is found in whole foods and in your body, while folic acid is found in most vitamin supplements. Folic acid needs vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B12 in order to be converted to its biologically active form.

What Does Folate Do in Your Body? Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Folate (Folic Acid)

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Choline

Although choline is not a vitamin or mineral, it is an essential nutrient for your health. Your body can make small amounts of choline from other nutrients, but you need to have reliable sources of choline in your diet to be at your best. Choline in your body is found mainly in specialized fat molecules called lecithin.

What Does Choline Do in Your Body? Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Choline

 

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