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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Can Superfoods help ward off the flu?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Can Superfoods help ward off the flu?

As the flu season begins, we are always reminded of preventative action to take to ward off the flu and other winter maladies. Topping the list of improving immunity are berries, leafy greens and nuts. In addition, you may be interested by these six other top immune boosters suggested by Tonia Reinhard, registered dietitian and author of Superfoods, and Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Super Immunity. About nuts-it’s about time! Nuts contain minerals that help fight off infection (zinc, selenium, […]

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Organic, raw & nuts: Is a raw food diet right for you?

Organic, raw & nuts: Is a raw food diet right for you?

Ms.Pitman, Canadian raw food chef, found she could eat very little processed food very early in life. She states “when I was little, less than two years old, I fell sick quite frequently,” Almost every day, I had stomach pain and problem with my digestion. My mom began to see the connection between what I ate and how I felt. Meat made me ill immediately; consuming eggs and dairy caused me hours of pain. After lots of tests, doctors discovered […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why you should be nuts about organic farming!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why you should be nuts about organic farming!

Organic farming is far superior to conventional systems on so many levels. This is true with respect to building, maintaining and replenishing the health of the soil. And from the standpoint of soil health alone, organic agriculture is more sustainable, as you may guess, than conventional farming. Rodale Institute has demonstrated that organic farming is better equipped to feed us now and well into the ever changing future, after 30 years of side-by-side research in their Farming Systems Trial (FST)® […]

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Organic & Nuts: Why your next tea should be camomile

Organic & Nuts: Why your next tea should be camomile

Most of us who consume camomile tea, know of its relaxation benefits. New research shows that camomile tea along with parsley and celery contains a compound called apigenin. This compound could halt the spread of cancer cells, scientists claim. In a statement, researchers from Ohio State University explain that ‘apigenin’, which can be found in certain plant-based foods, can takes away cancer cells’ “superpower” to escape death.   Scientists suggest that apigenin essentially re-educates cancer cells into normal cells that […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Could pistachios be a substitute for coffee?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Could pistachios be a substitute for coffee?

Researchers claim that carefully roasted,” the fruit of the Pistacia terebinthus tree, which is much smaller than normal pistachios, could offer all the flavour of coffee, with none of the kick – as well as being significantly cheaper. The chemists at the University of York in the UK say that pistacia has the same chemical “signature” as real, caffinated, coffee –  this means it can be made to have the same taste and aroma when it is roasted. This may […]

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Raw, organic & nuts: Why some nuts are good for liver disease!

Raw, organic & nuts: Why some nuts are good for liver disease!

  Many people would agree that nuts in their raw form are a super food. They are protein dense and loaded with nutrition. People with a compromised liver have additional nutritional needs and now some nuts (in moderation) can help support liver health. Because they are good sources of dietary fiber and heart-healthy unsaturated fats, potassium and magnesium, include nuts in your diet if you have fatty liver disease. As we have mentioned many times before, dietary fiber can help […]

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Raw/Nuts news: Is a raw food diet right for you?

Raw/Nuts news: Is a raw food diet right for you?

It’s sort of a ‘no brainer’ that adding fresh and raw foods contributes to better health. Processed foods can contain higher sodium, fat, and additives that may be harmful to your health.  For many people eating raw food is a completely new concept, but people have been doing it for years.  In fact, many cities across the country have a raw food restaurant now, and some restaurants even serves a raw dish or two. Also, one can find more raw […]

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Raw Nut News : The Art of Dehydration

Raw Nut News : The Art of Dehydration

It has been a long tradition for many cultures and individuals to preserve food by Dehydration.  It has been done for centuries as a way for survival and to have edible food for long-term  storage. Many people agree this is the safest method to preserve food. Dehydrating food removes the moisture, so mold, yeast, and bacteria cannot grow, which would otherwise render your food dangerous to consume. There are many different way to dehydrate food.  Long ago before the invention of man-made electricity people would use the […]

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Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Pistachios..the little nut with much health benefits! Vitamin E has been shown to provide a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference suggest that a handful of pistachios every day in one’s diet may decrease the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as other diseases. We have reported in other blogs about the antioxidant qualities of pistachios and other nuts. Pistachios (and  pecans, […]

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Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Did you know pistachio nuts are seed fruits of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera) and a close relative of cashews (kissing cousins- I hear). Pistachios aren’t actually nuts. Pistachio “nuts” are actually seeds of red or yellow plum-like fruits whose flesh is removed during processing. However, everyone calls them a nut because they look like “nuts” and are in the cashew family! Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” or “smiling pistachio” in Iran and the Middle East and “the happy […]

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