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Whole foods are wonderful, they are nourishing and vital for a healthy life. Learn about the history, growing practices and the nutritional value of delicious foods.

banana benefits

8 Health Benefits of Bananas

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Superfoods
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Published January 5, 2019
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Updated January 11, 2019
The banana is one of the first plants domesticated by humans and today it is the second most consumed fruit after tomatoes. Technically regarded as a berry, it is part of the Musa genus which contains about 70 species and subspecies, including over 1000 various bananas and plantains. A sweet treat develops its sugars as […]
magnesium

Magnesium

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Health , Nutrition
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Published November 22, 2018
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Updated January 2, 2019
Magnesium is defined as a macro-mineral. What is that means? It means that you have to provide to your body hundreds of milligrams of this nutrient every day.  Inside your body, you can find magnesium especially in bones (60-65%) and muscles (25%). This macro-mineral cannot be made in your body and therefore you have to […]

Matcha

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 10, 2018
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Updated November 29, 2018

Tea has been consumed over centuries for its warmth, taste, its health benefits and, over time, it has developed culture and spiritual traditions. Today tea is the second most consumed beverage global

Black Raspberries

Black Raspberries

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Superfoods
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Published July 24, 2018
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Updated September 12, 2018
Black Raspberries Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) also known as “black cap”, is native to North America (eds. Funt, R.C., et al., 2013). Red raspberry, black raspberry and blackberry all belong to the same family “Rosaceae” aka the rose family, this group or genes is called brambles in Eastern North America and cane berries in Western North […]

Cabbage

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 5, 2018
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Updated December 7, 2018

Cabbage is a flowering, four-petaled vegetable, part of the cruciferous and Brassica family of plants. Most cruciferous vegetables are in the cabbage family, varieties taking the appearance of a head,

Spirulina

Spirulina

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Superfoods
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Published February 12, 2018
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Updated October 22, 2018
The United Nations named Spirulina the “food of the future’ in 1974, though I feel it has gone a long way in terms of global recognition as a functional food it still has not reached its full potential. If you are new to this superfood or perhaps you have been using it for quite some […]
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