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Sweet Potato and Pecan Salad with Lime Recipe

If you're looking for a delicious and filling vegetable that is naturally abundant in antioxidants, look no further than the humble sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes are rich in a number of micronutrients, the most prominent of which are vitamin C and beta-carotene; both are powerful antioxidants that can significantly decrease your risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease, including diabetes, and various types of cancer, including colon cancer. Read more


How to Make Sure that You're Getting Enough Calcium

Getting enough calcium for strong bones and teeth isn't as simple as ingesting a certain number of milligrams of calcium per day. This post outlines why calcium is important to your health, as well as steps that you can take to ensure that you get enough calcium to experience your best health. Read more


A Brief Look at the Importance of Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Status

I've been working to put together a comprehensive look at why ensuring that you're getting enough vitamin D is one of the most important ways you can prevent disease and increase your lifespan.

My full report should be ready in a few days, but until then, here's a look at a few essential details on vitamin D and some of what it does in your body: Read more


How to Make Healthy Oatmeal

If you don't have trouble digesting whole grains that contain naturally occurring gluten, oats make for a healthy and satisfying meal - a bowl of hot oatmeal is especially nice on cold fall and winter mornings.

Of the many varieties of oats on the market, your best choice is steel-cut oats, which are whole oat groats that have been cut into small pieces. Steel-cut oats are more nutritious than varieties like rolled or quick oats, which are somewhat nutrient-depleted due to heavier processing. Read more


How to Take Food Powders for Optimal Absorption

Q.: Dr. Kim, recently, you have indicated that the best results can be obtained by taking your Acerola Cherry Powder and Greens on an empty stomach.

As a daily user of both products, which I love by the way, I would like to understand what evidence supports this and specifically for how long I should refrain from eating after taking the products on a empty stomach? Read more


Healthy Baked Beans Recipe

To make the perfect dish of baked beans, it's best to use navy beans, one of nature's best sources of healthy protein and folate. Navy beans are also rich in a number of minerals, including iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Read more


Health Benefits of Tempeh & Healthy Tempeh Recipes

I had my first taste of tempeh back in 2000 when I was living in northern California. A friend prepared it with flavored rice - the kind used to make sushi rolls - and served it up with a huge platter of fresh vegetables. Talk about a mouthful of goodness - I still remember being dazzled by mini-explosions of flavor as I enjoyed tempeh for the first time. Read more


Dilled Potato Salad Recipe

This healthy and highly satisfying potato salad gets better as the potatoes and crunchy vegetables marinate in the accompanying aromatic and tangy dressing, making this dish a great choice to pack for lunch or a picnic.

Be sure to give the new potatoes a good scrub and to include the potato skins for their valuable nutrients. Read more


Roasted Garlic Soup Recipe

If you're big on soups and you enjoy fresh garlic bread, this dish will likely cause you to do a little jig before going for seconds.

Garlic is a surprisingly good source of vitamin C, which partially explains why it's long been thought to boost immune system strength. Read more


Classic Caponata Recipe

This simple and classic Sicilian caponata recipe features eggplant, one of the most phytonutrient-rich vegetables that we know of. Eggplants are naturally abundant in groups of phytonutrients (terpenes and phenolics) that are particularly good for promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Read more




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