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8 Superfoods You Probably Aren’t Eating

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5. Ghee

If you’re unfamiliar with ghee, it’s clarified butter often used in Indian cooking. Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a pot until all water has boiled off, the milk solids have settled to the bottom, and the “junk” has floated to the top. According to Dr. Vasant Lad, director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., traditionally, ghee has been used to promote memory, intelligence, and digestion. Modern science tells us that ghee bolsters the immune system as well. Try this kitchari recipe.

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5:45PM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thanks

4:30AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Ty.

10:48AM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

Never heard of quite a lot of them! Thanks for sharing

8:23AM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

OK, you're correct... I only eat 2 of them.

4:38PM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Thank you

4:24AM PDT on Jun 1, 2014

Time for a change for an enjoyable life

11:29AM PDT on May 28, 2014

Can someone explain to me why teat made from the twigs of a plant is a "superfood" while tea made from the leaves of the same plant is (apparently) not?

7:07AM PDT on May 9, 2014

Thank you!

5:54PM PDT on May 2, 2014

very good

8:10AM PDT on May 1, 2014

thanks

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