What is Nutritional Yeast and Why You Should Eat It

nutritional-yeastIf you haven’t tried nutritional yeast yet, you should! Nutritional yeast is specifically cultivated as a food crop for use as a nutritional supplement and to add flavor to foods. It has a deliciously nutty, slightly sweet and cheese-like flavor. This yeast is flaked for easy use and it blends especially well with liquids. Plus it is super good for you!

Here are some reasons why you should try it.

Nutrient rich: Nutritional yeast is rich in B vitamins. The yellowish color of the yeast comes from the concentration of the B vitamin riboflavin. Continue reading “What is Nutritional Yeast and Why You Should Eat It”

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Getting to Know B Vitamins

vitamin-bThe second installment of Vitamins and Minerals: From A to Zinc, is all about the Bs. Actually, four of the Bs, particularly B1, B2, B3 and B5. Watch for the B6, B7, B9 and B12 in a blog next week. B vitamins are complicated because there are 8 of them, and although they are all lumped under the term vitamin B, each one has individual properties that are vital to your health. The group of Bs is also known as B complex and when taken as a whole, it can provide protection against deficiencies. The whole group of Bs is often found in a multivitamin/multimineral complex. Continue reading “Getting to Know B Vitamins”

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Five Delicious Meat Alternatives

vegan-burgerAccording to recent data from the USDA, Americans are expected to eat a record-high average of 222 pounds of meat per person in 2018. That’s devastating news for Americans’ health. To put it in perspective, studies show that eating just 2 ounces of processed meat per day – less than the amount on a typical ham sandwich – can up the risk for colon cancer by 21%. Another recent study found that just one third of an ounce of processed meat a day – the weight of a single poker chip! – can raise the risk for breast cancer. Continue reading “Five Delicious Meat Alternatives”

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Vegan Beauty

vegan-beautyMany people just think of being vegan as a dietary choice, but it also extends beyond what you eat. What you decide to put on your body can also have an impact on your choices! If you are on the road to becoming a vegan, this blog can help you make vegan beauty care choices.

Just like in food, there are differences between vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarian means that it does not contain animal flesh. Vegan takes things a step further. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat animal flesh. They also don’t eat any animal products, including dairy and eggs. Continue reading “Vegan Beauty”

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Dessert Today: Vegan Chickpea Blondies

chickpea-blondiesI am always trying to sneak beans and legumes into dishes to get a nutritional boost in food, as well as trying to get more chickpeas and lentils into my kids. This recipe allows them to think they are having a treat (which is true), but at the same time adds some protein and fiber to their diet.  Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are an economical way to add flavor and nutrition to stews, soups and salads, and even desserts!

Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who consume legumes regularly have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Aside from fiber and protein, chickpeas also offer Continue reading “Dessert Today: Vegan Chickpea Blondies”

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