Posts in Nutrition

Apples are very high in pectin, a soluble fiber which can lower cholesterol levels significantly — adding just one large apple a day to your diet can reduce cholesterol levels by 8 to 11 percent. Eating two a day has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels by up to 16 percent. We all know the old saying — “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” well recent research indicates that this is actually true.

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Simplest Sauerkraut

This really is the simplest sauerkraut recipe I have ever seen. I adapted it from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook and all you need are two ingredients. Once you try it and see how easy it is, the process of fermentation seems much less intimidating. You can make this in about 15 minutes and it is ready to eat in as little as three days (though the longer it ages the better). All you need is cabbage, sea salt, a mixing bowl and a mason jar and you can create and witness the process of fermentation.

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Ginger Lemonade

This is a delicious, refreshing tonic for the warm weather. It is loaded with Vitamin C — the juice of three lemons provides about 135 mg of Vitamin C, or 167 percent of the RDA. Squeezing fresh lemon juice on your greens, fish, or adding it to a glass a of water is a great way to get a boost of Vitamin C. Lemons also contain limonene, which is a potent phytochemical that has strong anticancer properties. 

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