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Coconut Oil Is a Healthy Oil for Cooking

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 10 March 2022
Coconut Oil Is a Healthy Oil for Cooking
Coconut oil is very different from most other cooking oils and contains a unique composition of fatty acids. The fatty acids are about 90% saturated. But coconut oil is perhaps most unique for its high content of the saturated fat lauric acid, which makes up around 40% of its total fat content  This makes coconut oil highly resistant to oxidation at high heat. For this reason, it is very suitable for high-heat cooking methods like frying  Coconut oil is relatively rich in medium-...
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How To Make The Best Salad Ever

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 February 2022
How To Make The Best Salad Ever
Step by Step. Start with the most nutrient dense dark leafy greens: Kale and Spinach.  Broccoli (The best source of sulforaphane which promotes liver detoxification, and Indole-3-carbinol, an anticarcinogenic compound) Broccoli Sprouts (Concentrated sulforaphane & I3C. Do not exceed four cups of sprouts per day) 1/3 cup cranberries Cauliflower Cabbage (white or purple) Slice of red onion (yellow or green onions may actually be better) Leeks Artichokes Red, Y...
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Sweet Potato and Miso Polenta

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 30 January 2022
Sweet Potato and Miso Polenta
This creamy polenta manages to still taste utterly delicious and rich without the addition of any dairy. Thanks to umami-rich miso paste and a couple of dried spices we all have in our cupboards, you can transform a simple bowl of food into something spectacular Ingredients 4¼ cups water 1 cup polenta 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons miso paste 2 medium sweet potato 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 2 green onions, chopped, to garnish (optional) Sesame seeds, ...
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A Comfort Food Recipe for Cancer Survivors

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 January 2022
A Comfort Food Recipe for Cancer Survivors
Many people don’t consider getting enough nutrients or calories in their diet to be a pressing issue, but for people with a cancer diagnosis, it can be a daily struggle. A person going through treatment can experience numerous symptoms including: loss of appetite, sore mouth or throat, dry mouth, dental problems, changes in taste, nausea, and vomiting. With side effects making it difficult to eat a variety of foods, getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge. One way to combat side e...
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If You're Taking Up the Veganuary Challenge, Here's How to Do It, Safely

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 January 2022
If You're Taking Up the Veganuary Challenge, Here's How to Do It, Safely
A vegan is identified as someone who chooses to live their life free of animal products, in terms of both their diet and general lifestyle. As well as refraining from eating meat and fish, vegans opt out of egg yolk, dairy products, or any other product that originates from an animal – honey is out. 5 things to know, before you become vegan
Before you quit all animal products, let us give you the 101 on what happens when you make a switch to a vegan diet. 1. Hunger games
Vegans tend t...
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