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Mackerel: An Energy-Boosting Superfood

When you think of getting more omega-3 fats in your diet, eating fish like tuna and wild salmon might come to mind. But there's a healthier and more sustainable way to get your fill of these good-for-you fats: eat Atlantic mackerel. Like sardines, anchovies, and herring, Atlantic mackerel is a little fish with big health benefits. In addition to being loaded with omega-3's (1,401 mg per 2.5 … [Read more...]

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Turmeric: The Super-Spice You’re Probably Not Eating

Inside your kitchen cabinet there are probably dozens of spices and herbs you should be using more liberally... and more often. In fact, these flavor-boosters don't just make your meals taste better... they can also dramatically increase the healing power of your foods. Today I'm going to share one of most powerful superfood spices you should be shaking, blending and stirring into your meals … [Read more...]

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The Health Benefits of Macadamia Nut Oil

If you’re eating grass-fed beef and wild seafood (from a reputable source), you’re doing a great deal to ensure that the fats you eat are the right kinds of fats for a lean, disease-proof body. But there’s a common mistake many people make that can undo all of those healthy benefits. And that’s using the wrong cooking oil. The type of oil you use in your cooking may not immediately come to … [Read more...]

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Are Your Cranberries Contaminated with THESE?

Turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie... and cranberries. Thanksgiving just wouldn't be complete without a dose of these tart little fruits. In fact, each year, approximately 80 million pounds of cranberries are enjoyed during Thanksgiving week alone, starring in everything from fruit salads and festive cocktails to baked dishes and desserts. And cranberries are loaded with health benefits. … [Read more...]

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Oregano: The Pizza Spice with Amazing Health Benefits

The nostalgic smell you associate with your family's spaghetti dinners may make you feel like a kid again. And research shows that indulging in this culinary tradition could truly turn back the hands of time. That's because oregano - the predominant herb in Italian food - is a chart-topper when it comes to fighting free radicals. Dried oregano, often called the "pizza herb," weighs in with an … [Read more...]

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Walnuts: Choose This “Brainy Nut” For Health

According to recent research, walnuts are everything they’re cracked up to be... and more. Initially nicknamed the “brain nut” for their unique shape, we now know their nutrient composition is quite brainy, as well. In fact, walnuts are the only tree nut that is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)—an essential fat that’s important for brain health, blood sugar balance, a healthy heart and … [Read more...]

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Cranberries: Cranberries are Powerful Medicine

For 10 months, you hardly see or hear of cranberries. And then for eight weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas they make their annual appearance. But cranberries can do a lot more than liven up the holiday dinner table. Science reveals just how healthy they can be. A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry showed that cranberries have more antioxidant phenols than 19 … [Read more...]

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The Top 20 Antioxidant Superfoods (and How to Maximize Their Power!)

Want to look younger as you age, keep your cells healthy and help guard against disease? Then fill your plate with superfoods with powerful free-radical fighting ability. The antioxidant potential of a food to neutralize free radicals is estimated by several techniques including oxygen radical absorbency capacity (ORAC) and total antioxidants capacity (TAC). There are four ways to consume and … [Read more...]

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Lard: A Health Food That Will Shock You

I have a confession to make: I’m a recovering vegetarian. I didn’t shun meat for ethical reasons… although I do believe that all animals should be treated respectfully and humanely (even the ones we are raising for food). The reason I shunned meat is because I once believed that animal foods were unhealthy. I believed that they contributed to chronic illnesses like cancer and heart … [Read more...]

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How Healthy Is Your Protein Powder?

If you have been following the Healing Gourmet lifestyle for a while, you know that the basic diet we recommend is one that is low-glycemic and rich in protein and healthy fats. This is a diet that supports your overall health and helps keep your blood sugar stable. It keeps your hunger in check. It is also the best way I know to reach your ideal weight. And I recently read yet another study … [Read more...]

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