More than a trillion healthy microbes live happily within your digestive system. They are vital for immune, nutritional and metabolic functions. Imbalances in our digestive system, also known as dysbiosis, are associated with many chronic health conditions. Studies indicate that our gut microbiome can have an effect on how we metabolize our food and store […]
Tomatoes are a summer staple and come in all shapes and sizes today, from small bright red cherry tomatoes to large, ribbed tomatoes that come in yellows, purples and pinks. Many of these varieties are considered heirlooms. In the veggie world heirlooms are seeds that get saved and used for generations, just like when jewelry gets […]
Looking for a light and easy, yet healthy Meatless Monday recipe? Try this veggie-filled, protein-rich dish that adds flavor and nutrients with tempeh. Tempeh is a fermented food that can be either made with traditional soy beans or other legumes such as chickpeas and fava beans. Tempeh is a probiotic food and it contains bacteria that are beneficial to the human digestive system. The primary bacteria is Rhizopus oliigosporus, which helps break down the phytic acid that legumes contain to enable better mineral absorption.
Super foods are foods that are higher in nutrients per calorie than other foods and are blessed with scientifically proven health benefits. The list of “super foods” gets longer and more exotic every day – Peruvian maca maca fruit, Chinese hemp seeds, Tibetan gogi berries, acai and camu camu berries, amaranth and quinoa. These items […]