Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.

Sweet Potato (Camote) Salad Recipe

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Dressing and Sauces Recipe

Salad dressing doesn’t have to come in a bottle you could make salad dressing from scratch. And it took me a long time to learn that many of the bottled dressings you buy are loaded with a ton of ingredients to keep it where it can live in that bottle and ingesting all those additives, especially at home, where there are choices. Give this recipe a try— you’ll be amazed by the flavor a fresh dressing can add to your favorite salad.

Salad dressing doesn’t have to come in a bottle you could make salad dressing from scratch. And it took me a long time to learn that many of the bottled dressings you buy are loaded with a ton of ingredients to keep it where it can live in that bottle and ingesting all those additives, especially at home, where there are choices. Give this recipe a try— you’ll be amazed by the flavor a fresh dressing can add to your favorite salad.

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5 Benefits You Can Get From Soursop (Guyabano)

Some of the most impressive health benefits of soursop include its ability to kill off parasites, reduce inflammation, improve respiratory conditions, sedate the body and mind, heal the skin, treat certain kinds of cancer, boost the immune system, soothe the stomach, and relieve pain.

Benefits of Soursop

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7 Nutritious Benefits of Eating Cantaloupe

. If you don’t think about nabbing a cantaloupe each time you hit the produce section of your grocery store, read on to learn why you may want to think again.

7 Nutritious Benefits of Eating Cantaloupe

 

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Eggplant and Caramelized-Onion Pasta

There’s magic in pasta. You know it. I know it – But we also know there’s guilt in pasta with meat, but with this guilt-free and delicious eggplant recipe which makes a tasty substitute for meat.

Eggplant and Caramelized-Onion Pasta

There’s magic in pasta. You know it. I know it – But we also know there’s guilt in pasta with meat, but with this guilt-free and delicious eggplant recipe which makes a tasty substitute for meat.

 

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The Healing Power of Food

The healing power of food has been well documented throughout history. Cultures throughout the world have used foods—fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animal products—toward off disease and prevent ailments, aches, and pains.

The Healing Power of Food

The human body heals itself and nutrition provides the resources to accomplish the task.
—Roger Williams, PhD

 

The healing power of food has been well documented throughout history. Cultures throughout the world have used foods—fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animal products—toward off disease and prevent ailments, aches, and pains.

Now we live in a time when advances in technology allow us to take a closer look at food and discover why and how it heals. As a consumer, you have the ability to take this valuable knowledge and use it to guide your eating while reaping the benefits of improved health and wellness.

 

Food as Medicine

Think back to a time when there were no medicines, no pharmaceutical companies, and very little of the hard science you are familiar with today.

 

Having difficulty? That’s not surprising, because you have likely not lived during such an era. However, there was a time in history when food was the only medicine. The history of the healing power of food dates back more than 4,000 years.

 

References regarding food and herbs for healing can be found in the Bible. Greek and Chinese cultures have a long history of utilizing food and its nutrients as cures and relief for ailments and disease. It was the people of these times who saw the effects that food can have on healing the body even if they didn’t know exactly why or how it happened.

 

While research findings validate the necessity to eat fresh and natural foods for health, sometimes they can lead to a new product that attempts to isolate the active nutrient in these foods. When consumers are led to believe that a pill or powder filled with a food like substance or isolated nutrient is better than the food itself, perhaps science has been taken a little too far.

 

Many of the reputed benefits of food from the past are now strongly supported by scientific evidence. The well-known Nurses’ Health Studies are considered some of the largest and longest-running research studies evaluating factors that influence women’s health.

 

Through these studies scientists have learned things such as eating cruciferous and green leafy vegetables can help maintain cognitive function as you age, and the consumption of nuts and whole grains reduces risk for coronary heart disease. Other scientific research has shown that strawberries may contain nutrients that damage or kill leukemia cells, antioxidants have the potential to inhibit enzymes that cause inflammation, and mushrooms have antimicrobial powers to fight off infection.

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