Tag Archive: digestion

Jun 09

Fenugreek, More Than an Odd Name

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of those words that has always fascinated me. As it turns out, this plant, which is also known as Greek hay, bird’s foot, and bockshornsame (which is a pretty cool name too!) has many interesting characteristics to go along with its name. I’d like to share them with you. To …

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Apr 06

Are You Ready for Plant Waters?

We’re all familiar with the mantra about drinking enough water. But sometimes you want to drink something other than plain water, but you don’t want soda. More like something in between; something refreshing and different–like plant waters. Beverage makers have been working on this challenge, and the results thus far are interesting to say the …

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May 27

Quinoa Is Good for Celiac

Quinoa is good for celiac, but it also is one of those foods that meets several essential requirements of  just about everyone, including today’s busy parents, career people, students, and anyone who doesn’t have the time or inclination to cook. If any of these categories apply to you, then it’s time you were introduced to …

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Apr 29

Bitter Vegetables Bring Sweet Health Benefits

Among the things I enjoy about spring and early summer is the appearance of one of my favorite bitter vegetables, dandelion greens. Although many people despise these so-called weeds, in reality these golden-headed plants boast leaves that are brimming with nutrition. I carefully gather them from locations that have not been treated with any chemicals, …

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