Macadamia nuts gained popularity in the United States when the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation introduced the blue and yellow mass marketed canisters of macadamia nuts in the 1950’s. Back then, macadamia nuts were considered expensive and therefore hidden from the kids, and often reserved for guests or special occasions.
But, over the past 60 years as consumers realized how delicious and nutritious these nuts are (high in Vitamin B1 and manganese along with magnesium, iron, potassium, Vitamin B6, healthy omega fats, and protein), production increased (primarily in Australia and South Africa) and the nuts have become more affordable (about $20 a pound). Today, macadamia nuts are considered part of a health diet and enjoy a popularity across the globe. Read more
There are few cereals in the supermarket that contain no added sugar or salt and there are only a handful of cereals that contain two organic ingredients: gluten-free thick cut old-fashioned rolled oats and milled flax seeds. Of course, these two ingredients can be purchased separately and mixed together (make sure to store milled flax seed in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage) but when time is a factor, consider Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Milled Flax No Sugar No Salt Thick Cut Organic Old Fashioned Oatmeal (that’s a mouthful) for a nutritious and delicious breakfast cereal. Read more
Soul Sprout Granola Bars are nutritionally dense snacks made with a base of 12 ingredients:
- Four organic sprouted items: oat groats, buckwheat groats, millet, and almonds
- Four organic raw seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and flax
- Organic coconut syrup
- Organic cinnamon
- Organic sunflower lecithin
- Sea salt
A peanut is a peanut until you taste a Jungle Peanut which is the purest form of a peanut with the most outrageous flavor ever packed into a peanut shell.
Grown in the rainforests of the Amazon and primarily in Ecuador, Jungle Peanuts are an heirloom peanut variety that has a rich, pure, creamy flavor that actually tastes better without salt. Enjoy as is, mixed with dried fruits and other nuts for a homemade trail mix, or ground to make homemade peanut butter. Read more
McDougall’s Right Foods is a California-based family business committed to making delicious, convenient, and natural food products that are also healthy, affordable, low in fat, completely plant-based, and sustainably packaged. Certified non-GMO, organic, vegan, and gluten-free, McDougall’s Organic Superfood Hot Cereal Variety Pack contains two varieties of breakfast (or snack) food that have a foundation of oats: Read more
Delight in the natural sweetness of beets.
Beets are not just for borscht or summer salads. With the highest natural sugar count of any vegetable, beets are often boiled, pickled, or roasted to use in soups or salads until recently when some very smart and creative people realized this nutrient rich vegetable can also be made into a crunchy, delicious snack food.
At Rhythm Superfoods, beets are gently dehydrated and then roasted raw or with a touch of sunflower oil to make a crunchy, delicious chip that naturally contains a lot of fiber, potassium, and other nutrients. Read more
The kiwiberry is the ultimate popper.
Kiwiberries arrived in grocery stores this week so grab a half pint container while you can. If you’ve never heard of a kiwiberry, then you’re not alone.
Relatively new to the US, a kiwiberry is a small green fruit (about the size of a cherry tomato or a large green olive) with a smooth (no fuzz) edible skin and a concentrated very sweet kiwi flavor that will have you popping them in your mouth as fast as you can chew them (which is really fast). Because of their size, the kiwiberry can be eaten like a grape but the little green fruits can also be cut in half or quartered and added to a fruit salad. Read more
We all know that good oral health is critical for our overall well-being so we brush our teeth two or three times a day, floss, and see a dental hygienist once or twice a year to professionally clean our teeth. Walking out of the dentist’s office with sparkly clean teeth is a great feeling but it never lasts long. So what can we do to maintain healthy gums and teeth? The answer: use Livionex: a tooth gel that removes more plaque than other commercial toothpaste.
Several months ago, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about a certain traveler’s must-haves. On that list was Livionex dental gel. Intrigued, I went to the company website and read about the benefits of using Livionex compared to regular commercial toothpaste. The website told me that Livionex: Read more
Finally, a dairy-free alternative to Half and Half…..
For people contemplating eliminating dairy products from their diet, there are usually three roadblocks to success: summer ice cream cones, cheese, and creamy milk in the morning cup of coffee. The plant-based community is making strides in creating delicious alternatives to ice cream, cheese, and milk by using various nuts (almond, cashew, macadamia, coconut) and legumes (pea) instead of cow milk but finding a nut-based milk that blends well with coffee has been elusive….until now. Read more
I don’t mind dying. I just don’t want it to be my fault. ~ Dr. Kim A. Williams, MD, Past Pres of ACC
When Dr. Williams was elected President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in 2015, he became the first vegan president of a very prestigious medical association concerned with education of cardiovascular health. Imagine a cardiologist who promotes a plant-based diet as a way to reverse heart disease and Type II diabetes, lower blood pressure, and lose weight? Read more