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Healthy Recipes that Call for Dried Coconut

Since 2004, our home has never been without a container of coconut oil for eating and skin moisturizing. We've long known about the health benefits of coconut oil, and enjoy using it almost every day.

Recently, it occurred to me that we should give dried coconut a try, since it's just as healthy a food choice as coconut oil. After trying out several recipes that call for dried coconut, three stand out as our favorites: Read more


An Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good

Updated on March 22, 2009

If you've been staying away from eggs because you're afraid of raising your blood cholesterol level, I encourage you to review my article on what most doctors won't tell you about cholesterol.

The truth is that organic eggs are abundant in the following health-promoting nutrients: Read more


Interview: All Things Rice

Health & Beyond editor Josh Day has always had a passion for rice. Turns out, so does Dr. Ben Kim...

Josh: Rice. What's there not to love? Rice is one of my favorite foods. White rice, that is. You couldn't pay me enough to eat brown rice, or even have a serving of it dropped in front of me. Read more


When to Eat White Rice, How to Make Brown Rice

Contrary to popular belief, white rice isn't a poor food choice for everyone. The truth is that white rice contains some health-promoting nutrients, and there are circumstances in which white rice can actually be a healthier choice than brown rice. Read more


Tip on Using Artisana Coconut Butter Products

If you've ordered any Artisana coconut butter-based products from our natural health shop, please note that coconut oil and coconut butter become harder at temperatures below 76 F, and they become softer at temperatures above 76 F. Read more


5 Super Greens: An Alternative to Our Original Super Green Food Formula

I'm often asked to name just one simple action step that people can take to improve their health. My answer is usually this: Eat more green vegetables.

I'm not talking about adding a few florets of broccoli to your dinner. For measurable improvement in your health, you need to eat at least the equivalent of about 5 big handfuls of dark greens every day. Start doing this on a daily basis, and I'm confident that you'll feel stronger and healthier within a month. Read more


Zucchini and Basil Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

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


Heart-Healthy Salad Recipe

To optimally support your cardiovascular system, it may be helpful to regularly eat foods that are naturally rich in folate and an omega-3 fatty acid called EPA. Folate primarily protects your cardiovascular system against disease by keeping your blood homocysteine level in check. And though we aren't certain of how EPA reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, a number of studies have found a strong relationship between EPA consumption and a decrease in heart disease. Read more


Calcium-Rich Asian Sesame Sauce Recipe

As I mentioned in my post on eating calcium-rich plant foods to promote optimal bone health, sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, all of which your body needs to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. So if you want to ensure that you optimally nourish your bones and teeth as you age, consider mastering the following Asian-style sesame sauce recipe. Depending on how much water you use, this recipe can produce a light salad dressing, a dip for raw vegetables, or even a rich alternative to mayonnaise. Read more


Artisana Coconut and Nut Butters

Until a few months ago, I was under the impression that coconut oil and coconut butter are the same thing. So I was one surprised chap when I tried a coconut butter product made by a company called Artisana.

I now know that true coconut butter is made by carefully blending whole coconut meat - when done properly, the result is a sweet, creamy butter that has the wonderful fragrance of coconut oil, along with healthy protein and fiber that naturally occur in coconut. Read more




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