Beans and rice are a classic combination in many cultures. Together they make up a complete protein, which basically means they provide all nine of the essential amino acids needed in your diet. Super healthy and economical, this recipe for black beans and brown rice is packed with protein, fiber, iron and zinc.
This is a great recipe for Meatless Mondays, as beans are an important source of nutrients in vegetarian or vegan diets. You can customize this recipe easily, just add your favorite veggies, herbs and spices.
Although soaking beans and cooking them controls the sodium content, canned beans can be used in a pinch. Look for low sodium and BPA-free options. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Black Beans and Brown Rice Bowl”
Inflammation is linked to just about every major health condition and is believed to play a role in triggering and advancing a wide variety of diseases. Conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes and obesity are marked by systemic, low grade inflammation as well as immune system dysfunction. These chronic inflammatory conditions have been shown to significantly increase one’s susceptibility and mortality from infections such as COVID-19.
Sleep, exercise, reducing toxin load, and stress modification can be powerful modifiers of chronic inflammation. Yet, perhaps the most important personal behavior choice that can impact your health is your diet. Continue reading “The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health”
Bioflavonoids are natural pigments that give plants their bright colors and are bursting with health benefits. Citrus bioflavonoids are mainly found in the edible pulp of citrus fruits, and they have many health promoting benefits.
Citrus bioflavonoids, including rutin and hesperidin , are part of a group that function synergistically with vitamin C to maintain healthy capillaries, encourage wound healing via the formation of collagen in connective tissue, and support a healthy immune system.
More and more research shows the benefits of citrus bioflavonoids. Here are some of those benefits. Continue reading “Support Your Health with Citrus Bioflavonoids”
Last Friday week was National Burger Day and we celebrated cooking up healthy and delicious plant-based veggie burgers. And recent data shows that we’re not alone: Over the past few months, veggie burgers and other plant-based meat substitutes have skyrocketed in popularity by 35%, outpacing the growth rate of meat products!
Keep reading to hear 10 reasons why the rising popularity of veggie burgers is great news. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Opt for Veggie Burgers Instead of Meat Burgers”