Superfoods

Superfoods are functional foods, mostly plants that are nutritionally dense and with numerous health benefits, such as anticancerous, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

Avocado health benefits
What is an Avocado? An avocado (Peruses americana) is a tropical and subtropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America (Araujo, R.G., et al., 2018). It belongs to the Lauraceae family making it related to the cinnamon tree, Bay laurel tree as well as camphor. It is classified as a berry, as it is comprised of […]

Honey

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 12, 2019
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Updated June 12, 2019

Honey is a sweet liquid made naturally by bees for their own nourishment. It is a natural alternative to sugar and apart from its delicious taste, has many health benefits. Raw Honey Benefits Raw Honey is easily absorbed by the digestive lining and is free from bacterial invasion. It has a low level of protein […]

Cordyceps

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published April 11, 2019
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Updated April 29, 2019

Cordyceps owes its discovery to Tibetan herders, who would observe their goats, sheep and yaks consuming the fruiting bodies of Cordyceps as they grazed in the mountains and over time becoming stronger. Since then it has become an elixir for boosting human potential. In 1993 the Chinese Women’s Olympic  Running Team broke three world records, and it was not […]

Quinoa

Quinoa

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Superfoods
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Published March 31, 2019
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Updated April 29, 2019
Quinoa is a complete food due to the presence of protein and amino acids, as well as essential fatty acids and carbohydrates (James, L.E.A., 2009). This ancient indigenous crop has grown in global popularity over the past few years as a superfood and amazing source of plant protein. Commonly mistaken for a grain, quinoa is, […]

Himalayan Salt

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 10, 2019
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Updated April 29, 2019

Salt – this precious mineral can be found almost anywhere on the planet,  though this was not known of until the 20th century. Prior to that, it was desperately searched for, highly prized and without it, humanity would not have grown as quickly into the race we are today.  Essential for human existence, without sodium, […]

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 April 16, 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 […]

Chia Seeds

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published December 7, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019

Chia seeds are known as “super seeds” because they deliver a lot of nutrition in a small number of calories. They are extremely rich in dietary fibre, omega fatty acids (both omega 3 and omega 6), calcium, antioxidants and protein as well as iron and potassium. This makes them an incredible functional food, for these […]

Matcha

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 10, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

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 globally, right after water, and matcha, powdered tencha green tea is ever increasing in popularity. Matcha has numerous health benefits, it primarily works as […]

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 June 10, 2019
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 […]
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