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7. Flavorful Additions: Fats, Herbs, Spices, Chocolate

There is plenty of room in your healthy eating plan for foods that are truly pleasing to your palate. Fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are even tastier with flavorful additions of healthy fats, herbs, and spices. Your dietary plan can even include dark chocolate. There’s no

Probiotic Yogurt: Do It Yourself

A teeming environment of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota lives in your gastrointestinal tract, providing many functions, including digesting food, fighting harmful microorganisms, and supporting immune function. Probiotics are organisms that foster the gut microbiota—but you don’t have to rely only on supplements to get a dose; fermented foods, such

Processed Foods: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Humans have been processing food since the dawn of time. From sun-drying, salting, and fermenting, to the invention of canning, pasteurizing, and freezing, processing helped alleviate food shortages, malnutrition, and the incidence of food-borne illnesses. Today, food processing allows us to have a consistent, convenient, safe, and tasty diet year-round,

Pickle Your Produce—for Your Health, and Taste

Pickling is more popular than ever, and for good reason—this traditional food preservation method is a fun way to extend the harvest and promote good health. Pickling has a long history in many cuisines, and with time and attention you can create a safe product that’s healthier and more delicious

7 Reasons Why Fermented Foods are Healthy

One of the main reasons why fermented foods are healthy is their high probiotic content. Our body is always full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that our body needs to stay healthy.

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