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How Healthy is Coconut, Really?

Coconut is a superstar in the healthy food world, but does it deserve its status as a superfood? Maybe not. A couple of recent pieces about coconut water were the first inklings that coconut might…

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Top 20 Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Not all calories are created equal. Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body. They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories we burn.…

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30 Uses for Coconut Oil

The term "superfood" has been bandied about quite a bit recently. But if there is one food that truly deserves the moniker, it's the mighty coconut. For decades, coconut oil was maligned for its hi…

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Lemony Kale Salad With Avocado Coconut Dressing

This salad has so many wonderful things going for it - it's a trifecta of superfoods. There's the kale - so fresh and packed full of vitamins (C,A, and K, especially) and nutrients. I actually think t…

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7 Fats You Need in Your Kitchen

Are you confused about which fats and oils to cook with? We learned about the need for this part of our diet in The Truth About Fats & Oils. But, it's crucial that we choose the right oils to c…

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Vegan Secrets Revealed! 5 Magic Foods for Decadent Plant-Based Cooking

Are you thinking of going vegan? Exploring Meatless Mondays? Just looking for tasty ways to work more plant-based yum into your diet? I'm going to break vegan protocol, and publicly reveal the indulge…

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The Truth About Fats & Oils

Are you confused about fats and oils in your diet? There a common diet trend that eliminates fats for weight loss and health. Eliminating dietary fats is not good for the body. We need dietary …

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DIY Healthy Superfood Chocolate Recipe

Chocolate is one of the world's favorite foods, and considered a vice by many, but did you know that when done right it's one of the healthiest foods on the planet? There is a clear distinction betwee…

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15 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil

You know that you can use coconut oil to cook, but did you know about these other surprising uses?   I recently started using a lot more coconut oil both in my cooking and around the house. W…

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Eat Your Saturated Fat

Here’s the gist: saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease OR make you fat. That's right. What's even more mind-blowing? -- The fat in your bacon might actually be making you healthier. Holy cow! …

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