August 14, 2019

Quinoa pronounced Keen-Wah, is a versatile seed that is used as a grain. It can be used to replace rice, oatmeal, couscous, and more. It’s gluten-free, and also is a complete protein, in that it has all the essential amino acids that our body can’t make. This super versatile food like most grain type foods picks up the flavour of the broth or seasoning’s it’s cooked in, on its own kind of bland. With twice the protein content of rice or barley, quinoa is also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and manganese, it even decent levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and its high in dietary fibre. It’s one of the least allergenic of all the “grains,” making it a great wheat-free choice.

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August 14, 2019

A favorite fruit of mine is the avocado. It’s not sweet like other fruits but in many ways could be considered a super food, because of its many health benefits.  It’s higher in protein than most fruits and is lower in sugar and carbs having only about 2 net carbs in a small avocado. It’s linked to heart health as the avocado is full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids; it’s also high in fiber. 

 In the old days of low-fat diets, they were a big no-no due to their higher fat content, but newer research has demonstrated that there are healthy fats. According to an article in Harvard Health Publishing, good fats from avocado’s, seeds, and nuts are a major source of energy and helps you to absorb some vitamins and mine...

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