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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as black-eyed beans, are among the most nourishing in the legume family. Their name, of course, comes from the prominent black spot on their creamy skin. Growing up, my …

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Stay Toxin-Free With Coriander & Fennel Water

When the mercury soars, it's important to stay cool. For centuries, Ayurvedic healers have believed that toxins, called "ama" build up in the body at regular intervals and must be flushed out lest the…

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8 Healthy Reasons to Love Fresh Apricots

In India, it is common to see vendors selling piles of bright orange apricots tinged with rich red color. Eager buyers press the flesh to ensure the fruit is not overripe. A good apricot smells fragra…

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Could Kale be Poisoning You?

Who doesn’t love kale? It’s probably ranks as one of the most-loved vegetables on the planet. Let’s face it: kale is a superstar in the vegetable kingdom. And for good reason: steamed kale has been sh…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Chia Seeds

Although many people often associate chia seeds with the infamous ch-ch-ch-chia pet, their purpose goes beyond a ceramic puppy planter. Chia seeds are powerful little bundles that can offer serious he…

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The 6 Worst Foods for Sleep

Quality sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with physical activity, proper hydration, low stress, and healthy eating habits. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep througho…

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5 Everyday Superfoods for Better Poo

As a chef and educator, I talk a lot about food with my students and clients. And when  talking about food, it’s also important to talk about poop. Quite honestly, it’s one of my favorite subjects …

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7 Spices with Major Health Benefits

Spices are a great thing to have in your pantry. They have the ability to turn a healthy, slightly bland meal into a nutritious flavor explosion. What's even better, many spices are really great for y…

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Add This Fat-Burning Spice to Yogurt and Lower Your Cholesterol

In India, we love to eat yogurt — and not just for breakfast. Our favorite way to enjoy it is to add some vegetables, herbs and spices. The resulting dish is called “raita,” and there are dozens of de…

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Eat This Comforting Dish To Ease An Upset Stomach

It's called "khichdi," which, loosely translated from Hindi, means "mish-mash." Khichdi may be mish-mash, but it's a mish-mash packed with flavor and warmth. Composed of basmati rice, yellow mung dal,…

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