The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
Faster than a speeding bullet…
More powerful than a locomotive…
Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties…
Here come the SUPER FOODS!
These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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I'm a type 2 diabetic have been doing a lot of 5K's lately, even one 1/2 marathon. Just walking, sometimes crawling. That's what I've been doing for my exercise. I'm down almost 70 pounds and am now off all of my meds. 5 shots of insulin a day gone.... Read more
I found this wonderful recipe from Chef_Meg for Black Beans and Brown Rice. I think it is a Spark People Recipe, so should be accurate, but it feels like A LOT of food.
It calls for two cups of cooked rice, so I cooked one cup o... Read more
I was doing some basic research to meet my protein requirements. One thing popped out at me.
100g of raw mung beans have 24g or protein
100g of sprouted raw mung beans have only 3g of protein
Now, I took 100g of raw mung beans (measured by... Read more
Black Beans in Mango Sauce
Healthy Black Bean Salad
8 ounces black beans (one can)
10 ounces mango, diced (one small mango)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange ju... Read more
As my dad's estate probate is winding down, I seem to be 'crashing' emotionally by binging and sleeping/hibernating in my bed. 18 Needless to say, home life is lagging and job work productivity non-existent. Fear of 'being found out and called out' a... Read more
Midnight shades of foods such as black beans, black olives, black pepper, black tea,black wild rice, blackberries, black popcorn (pops white) dark chocolate and expresso have many health benefits. With antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory age... Read more
Beans are nutritious and digested slowly so it will cause only a gentle rise in blood sugar. Diabetics who eat lots of beans require less insulin to control blood sugar. Lots of beans...Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Cannellini, Garbanzo, Fava, Great... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark is featuring a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. My boyfriend could live on black beans and rice. He actually... Read more
Most nights I look forward to cooking dinner. I listen to music on my iPod, perhaps enjoy a small glass of wine, and relax as I chop, sauté and braise. Other nights, when I come home starving, teach a late yoga class, or go for a long run... Read more
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