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Coconut, Cauliflower, and Chickpea Soup Recipe – Vegan, Simple, Tasty!

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
Coconut, Cauliflower, and Chickpea Soup Recipe – Vegan, Simple, Tasty!

Trinity Bourne: Cauliflower is packed with nutrients and high vibrational goodness, so I like to include it in my weekly cuisine in ample amounts whenever it’s in season. I love it raw, cooked in soups and curries or gently steamed and served on a soft bed of quinoa with hemp oil & tamari (nothing beats a bit of good ol’ fashioned simplicity!). The coconut and tomato in this recipe dance and twirl so delightfully through the cauliflower and chickpeas (garbonzo beans) to provide a lip-lickin’ nurturing meal. It’s simple (less is more in this case) and incredibly satiating

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Spirulina Shows Promise in Protecting Against Lead Acetate-Induced Toxicity

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Spirulina Shows Promise in Protecting Against Lead Acetate-Induced Toxicity

Before its dangers were widely-known, lead was found in household paints, toys, and plumbing, among other things. Now, the toxicity of this metal is recognized, but it remains present in some cosmetics, water systems, and products brought into the U.S. from overseas. A new study indicates something as simple as spirulina supplementation could counteract the potentially damaging effects of lead.

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Stumped About How to Eat? Yale Scientist Compares All Diets and Finds REAL Food Best

Stumped About How to Eat? Yale Scientist Compares All Diets and Finds REAL Food Best

What should you do to get back in shape this Spring? Try a paleo-diet, go vegan? How about the Mediterranean diet, or even experiment with a low-carb diet? It turns out, according to a study recently published in Annual Reviews by a highly credentialed medical expert, Dr. David Katz, that the best food – is REAL food.

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12 Cool Ways to Get the Most Nutrition from Your Veggies

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
12 Cool Ways to Get the Most Nutrition from Your Veggies

Here are twelve amazing “veggie hacks” that you can use to get the most nutrition out of the vegetables you do eat. By properly using, storing, and preparing vegetables, you can up their nutritional content and enhance their bio-availability tremendously!

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Green Tea Benefits Memory

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Green Tea Benefits Memory

Green tea can improve your cognitive function, in particular the working memory, a new study by researchers at the University of Basel suggests. Extracts from green tea enhance the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the influence one area of the brain has over the other. Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after consuming green tea extract.

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Exciting: Spirulina Protects Kidneys, Reverses Toxic Mercury Damage

Exciting: Spirulina Protects Kidneys, Reverses Toxic Mercury Damage

While many countries are doing their best to eradicate the use of mercury, the FDA allows it in your food. Thankfully, a study has recently indicated that the deep sea superfood spirulina is a viable treatment for mercury toxicity. Researchers with the University of Rjasthan, India, say Spirulina fusiformis is able to not only protect the kidneys, but may also be able to reverse the damage done by toxic mercury.

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Spicy Spelt Biscuits (sugar-free and vegan)

Written by on April 9, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 3 Comments
Spicy Spelt Biscuits (sugar-free and vegan)

Trinity Bourne: Sometimes all you need is a simple biscuit, so I came up with a tasty little treat. The delicate hint of warming spices entwines softly with a playful infusion of lemon and orange zest; whilst the date that sweetens this biscuit balances and brings the best out in everything. Spelt works well in this recipe as a nutritionally superior and healthier alternative to its distant hybridized cousin wheat. I also negate the need for diary by using organic coconut butter, making for a well-rounded, healthy, sweet treat.

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Just 1 Serving Per Day of Legumes Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Just 1 Serving Per Day of Legumes Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Eating just 1 serving daily of legumes such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and the risk of heart disease, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Cleaning Water: Seeds from the Moringa Tree Can Purify Water, Researchers Find

Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Cleaning Water: Seeds from the Moringa Tree Can Purify Water, Researchers Find

Purifying water can be expensive and cumbersome in many countries, and without access to clean water or sanitation, disease runs rampant, and many people die unnecessarily from water-borne illness. Fortunately, a natural and inexpensive way to purify water has been uncovered – Moringa oleifera.

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Malty-Maca, Mango & Coconut Smoothie

Written by on April 2, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Malty-Maca, Mango & Coconut Smoothie

Trinity Bourne: I’m sharing a recipe for my malty-maca, mango and coconut smoothie that delivers a plethora of amino acids, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidant properties. Maca has adaptogenic properties, which means that it helps you cope in stressful situations – physically, mentally and energetically.

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Just ¼ Tsp. of Ginger Daily Could Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Markers

Just ¼ Tsp. of Ginger Daily Could Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Markers

One of the latest studies affirming the benefits of the easily-found ginger root indicates it may only take about a quarter-teaspoon of the food each day to significantly reduce inflammatory markers associated with Type 2 diabetes.

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Goji Berries Could Mend BPA Damage in Male Reproductive Organs

Goji Berries Could Mend BPA Damage in Male Reproductive Organs

In a 2013 study published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers indicated a small fruit could hold some protective benefits for men exposed to BPA. The goji berry showed promising results in protecting and potentially reversing this BPA damage.

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You Can Grow Organic Food From Table Scraps!

Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
You Can Grow Organic Food From Table Scraps!

See what happens three days after Melissa Melton planted two cloves of organic garlic leftover from the kitchen in a small food grade bucket with a bunch of holes drilled in it, some organic dirt, compost, and watering.

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Study Finds Green Tea May Heal Neurodegenerative Conditions Like Alzheimer’s

Study Finds Green Tea May Heal Neurodegenerative Conditions Like Alzheimer’s

According to the research recently published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, green tea catechins may be able to assist the brain in healing and potentially even assisting in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Raw Cauliflower & Tahini Salad – Trinity’s Kitchen

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
Raw Cauliflower & Tahini Salad – Trinity’s Kitchen

This Raw Cauliflower & Tahini Salad is a thick, creamy, nutritious dish that serves delightfully well as part of a salad buffet. Cauliflower, with its satisfying crunch is interesting served as the main ingredient in a raw food dish. It always goes down well when I serve it on retreats and we enjoy it in abundance when it’s in season. Like most vegetables, cauliflower is really good for you and an essential addition to a healthy diet. The thick tahini sauce complements it perfectly as a nutrient rich, protein dense, satiating and delicious addition to the plate.

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