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Spicy Cashews — Tasty and Healthy Snack!

  Gearing up for the holidays or a big party like the Super Bowl or the Oscars? Need a quick and tasty snack to serve your guests? Well, look no further! These spicy cashews have a kick, and they’re an excellent source of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats–also found in olive oil–decrease the risk of heart disease) and […]




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Spices and their Health Benefits — Video

I am excited to share a video of one of my favorite topics, Spices! –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnObuFr6p8 A big, heartfelt thank you to TV hosts, Esha and Soph, for inviting me back to their show, “Faces of South Asia”, to discuss a few of my favorite spices including turmeric, paprika, coriander, black cumin and cinnamon. For more details, check out the […]




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Fiber and Disease Prevention

Introduction Fiber provides many health benefits, from decreasing heart disease to improving digestion. Unfortunately, most U.S. adults and children consume less than 50% of the recommended amount of dietary fiber. Adults should consume 20-35 grams of fiber per day. Read below to find out the many dietary sources of fiber. What Exactly is Fiber? And […]




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Benefits of Chocolate

Now, here’s a news item I can really sink my teeth into! This is an evidence-based article about the Benefits of Chocolate by Kathleen Hoffman. She cites studies that show that dark chocolate consumption is associated with a decrease in coronary artery disease (i.e. heart disease that can lead to a heart attack). A meta-analysis of ten […]




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Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Almond Streusel Topping

This delicious dessert not only is moist and flavorful, but it is also full of healthy ingredients. From whole wheat flour and cinnamon to rolled oats and cloves, you needn’t feel guilty about going back for seconds! And it’s also low-fat: apple sauce replaces butter; and there’s no egg yolk. In addition, maple syrup, a sugar substitute, provides […]




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Healthy Dip with Garlic and Dill

This simple, refreshing dip is great for chopped vegetable sticks, tortilla chips, blue corn chips, crackers or anything else your taste buds desire! What’s really nice about this recipe is that it has far fewer calories and more nutrients than your traditional sour cream-based dip. The Greek yogurt provides healthy fats, as does the almonds, […]




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Paprika & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

This is a very quick and simple recipe that is chock full of nutrients. Asparagus has many vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, K, B1, B2 and C, as well as folate, iron and fiber. The health benefits of asparagus range from anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to cardiovascular health and blood sugar (diabetes) regulation. Both […]




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