The Slimy Superfood You Should be Eating

What are the health benefits of oysters? Read on to find out! As you probably know, most seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These beneficial fats promote health at a cellular level. They can boost metabolism and help reduce body fat. And they can dramatically improve the health of your heart, eyes, brain and joints. If you ask most people to name an excellent source of omega-3s, they … [Read more...]

Resistant Starch: The Un-Carb for Optimum Health

You probably know that eating the diet our ancestors enjoyed - rich in healthy fats and protein accompanied by an array of colorful vegetables (and a little fruit) - is the key to a trim waistline and a long, disease-free life. Eating this way also means keeping blood sugar levels balanced by choosing slow-digesting carbohydrates, and only in small amounts (about 15-20% of the total … [Read more...]

Gelatin Benefits – The Anti-Aging Superfood

Creaky knees… aching joints… fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin… Are these the inevitable effects of aging? Or could they be the result of decades of poor nutrition? The truth is that many of the common signs of aging can be attributed to our population’s dependence on highly-processed, carbohydrate-rich foods and unhealthy fats. However, there is also a key ingredient missing in our … [Read more...]

Is Quinoa Healthy? (Gluten, Leaky Gut + More)

If you’ve recently adopted a gluten free diet, you may be experimenting with adding foods like healthy quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth to your diet. Because these foods have many of the same culinary characteristics of wheat, they can easily be used in recipes for pancakes, muffins, cakes and other baked goods. They even have a similar taste and texture of traditional grain-based … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Choline (And Why You Should Eat Liver!)

When it comes to liver, there's no middle ground... It's a food that people either love... or hate. But there is one thing that's certain... When the liver you eat comes from animals raised on a pristine natural diet, it can be one of the most powerful superfoods around. Liver is packed with nutrients, including a "forgotten" nutritional powerhouse called choline. The Health Benefits of … [Read more...]

Lamb – The Overlooked Meat You Should Be Eating More

Do you know which meat has fewer calories, more cancer-fighting CLA, more omega-3’s and less saturated fat than beef? It’s lamb! Unfortunately, despite the delicious flavor and amazing nutritional profile of lamb, very little of this meat is enjoyed here in the United States. In fact, Americans eat less than one pound of lamb per person per year. Compare that with lamb-loving New … [Read more...]

Cinnamon: A Super-Spice With Potent Health Benefits

Ahhh…the sweet smell of cinnamon.  Its distinct aroma never fails to conjure fond memories of home and hearth, and of course, delicious desserts. Our brains automatically associate cinnamon with cakes, cookies, pastries and pies. But did you know that cinnamon is also a powerful medicinal agent? That’s right. Cinnamon isn’t just a tasty baking spice. It provides an impressive list of healing … [Read more...]

Rosemary: The Power Mint with Many Health Benefits

In a few other Healing Gourmet articles, I told you about the many healing properties of the spice, turmeric, how you can maximize its power in your cooking and the delicious ways to incorporate it in your diet. Today I’m going to share another powerful pantry preventive that will make your menus more mouthwatering… and turn every delicious dish into a meal that heals. Rosemary: The Fragrant … [Read more...]

Grass-Fed Butter: The Superfood in Your Fridge Door

You know the golden goodness that tastes amazing drizzled over seafood? The delicious condiment that adds moist, rich flavor to baked goods. The one that makes just about anything taste better? Yes, I’m talking about butter. And it’s time to spread the news, because golden, creamy butter is a true superfood! Surprising, right? After all, few foods have been as wrongly maligned as this … [Read more...]

Bone Marrow: A Trendy Superfood That Powers Your Brain

There is a new food trend that has taken the culinary world by storm in recent years. And it's one that might surprise you... Bone marrow. Once relegated to the soup pot (or saved for Man's Best Friend), bone marrow has re-emerged as haute cuisine. It has made star appearances at Wine and Food festivals... it was featured in Anthony Bordain's best-selling book The Last Supper where he … [Read more...]

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