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Tag: Vegetables

Immune-Boosting Foods: Fruits & Veggies

The immune system is our best defense against infection and illness. One of the most important things we can do to support a strong immune system is incorporate immune-boosting foods into our diet as much and as often as possible.  “… 60 to 80% of our immune system is in our gut and is known as the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT),”…

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Afraid of carbs? Don’t be. Here’s why!

Unlike whole grains, refined grains (e.g., white flours and white pasta) are more likely to lead to obesity, dysregulation of blood sugar, and chronic inflammation. These are the types of carbohydrates we may want to be careful with, but swearing off carbs entirely can be harmful to your health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember: Fruits,…

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Go Beyond the Salad and Give These Veggies a Try!

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate…

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A Guide To Blanching Vegetables

Blanching, or quick boiling, is another way to prepare vegetables quickly and "cleanly." Blanching helps to break down the fiber of raw vegetables more so than steaming, which may aid digestion. Blanching vegetables also removes the raw flavor and brightens up their color. To blanch vegetables, simply follow these steps: 1. Bring water…

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Homemade Vegetable Broth

Making vegetable broth is popular these days, especially among health-conscious folks and that’s because when made with the quality ingredients vegetable broth can help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and heal the gut. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious vegetable broth you can make using veggie scraps and other vitamin-rich ingredients.…

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