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These Quinoa Recipes Will Please Your Whole Family

By Jennifer Landis:  Quinoa is one of the trending ancient grains that pack a powerful punch of protein. In fact, it contains complete protein — that means it boasts all the amino acids your body needs to build muscle. Usually, you find complete protein only in meat, when it’s accompanied …

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Small Scale Farming to Feed the World

By Emma Grace Fairchild: We are in an unusual and unfortunate circumstance in terms of our global food supply. There is a contradiction of rising malnutrition and hunger when obesity and diet related diseases are increasing at the same time. This is happening not only in Western countries but also …

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The Amazing Flaxseed

By Larraine Roulston: Flaxseed has an interesting history. It was first cultivated in Babylon in 3000BC. Believing that it had strong health benefits, King Charlemagne during theearly Middle Ages passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Recently,the demand for flaxseed has increased. The Flax Council estimates that in2010, approximately …

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Effective Ways to Wash Pesticides from Food

By Larraine Roulston: Everyone should give fresh fruits and veggies a thorough rinse before eating them. In this world of pesticide use, it is most important to be extra vigilant. Even organic produce is susceptible to being contaminated, as it can host airborne toxins from neighboring fields. Note that food …

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The Incredible Health Benefits of Magnesium

By Jennifer Landis: Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal and in its purest form very flammable — but unless you’re in a science lab, this isn’t the form of magnesium you usually come into contact with. Magnesium is also found in a variety of foods and is an essential part …

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Why You Should Eat Seaweed

By Kim Robson: Humans have been harvesting and eating sea vegetables for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that Japanese cultures have been consuming sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a noted delicacy, reserved particularly for honored guests and royalty. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, …

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The Bitter Sweet on Sugar Addiction

By Fredrica Syren: Sugar is addictive, potentially harmful, and absolutely everywhere and in everything. Sugar is addictive because it messes with your metabolism, so when you eat sugar, you crave more. There have even been many arguments that sugar is partially to blame for the obesity epidemic we’re experiencing worldwide. …

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Brew Your Own Booch – Kombucha, Made at Home

By Dawna Matthews: I was a student at an amazing school in San Diego where we learned herbal tea blends, tonics, tinctures, aromatherapy, and other self-healing methods. One of the things they taught us was how to brew our own kombucha. At first I was pretty reluctant to delve into …

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Organic Vegan Food Beneficial to the Skin

By Martin Greene: Our skin is one of our biggest concerns when talking about the body. Skin problems occur due to a variety of reasons. Martin, the lead content writer of Poshh, shares some examples of vegan food that could help the skin remedy those problems. If you suffer from …

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