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mushrooms mushrooms

Mushrooms You have to love mushrooms and not just their meaty flavor.  Mushrooms in general pack protein, probiotics, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  Want to improve the overall nutritional value?  Try drying them.  The drying process helps to improve the overall nutritional value of mushrooms. Check out our recipe section for some delicious recipes using mushrooms.

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nori dried seaweed sheets nori dried seaweed sheets

Nori dried seaweed sheets Nori dried seaweed sheets are widely available, even at Walmart.  Nori isn’t just a sushi wrapper, it’s a nutritional steal.  It’s wealth of minerals will enhance your hair and skin so be sure to keep a pack on hand.  

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oregano oregano

Oregano Italian food would not be Italian food without oregano.  It is another significant source of antioxidants. With forty-two times more antioxidant power than apples and four times more than blueberries.  Add some oregano to your cooking and improve your health while you eat.

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Parsley Parsley is considered a multivitamin loaded with antioxidants.  It is also a handy diuretic.  It de-bloats and flushes excess water out of your body.

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Family: Labiatae; other members include mints Genus and species: Mentha pulegium (European); Hedeoma pulegioides (American) Also known as: Pulegium, hedejma, fleabane, ticked, mosquito plant and squawmint Parts used: Leaves and flowers Therapeutic Uses: Pennyroyal oil contains pulegone, a compound that accounts for its actions as an insect repellent, menstruation promoter and abortion inducer. Insect repellent…

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Family: Labiatae; other members include balm, basil, catnip, horehound, marjoram and pennyroyal Genus and species: Mentha piperita (peppermint); M. spicata, M. viridian, M. aquatics, M. cardiaca (spearmint) Also known as: No other names but there are hundreds of varieties of mint Parts used: Leaves and flowers Therapeutic Uses Digestive problems – menthol and carbone soothe…

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red cabbage red cabbage

Red cabbage is a great way to make your salads super delicious and nutritious.  Go to your local farmers market and buy some organic red cabbage, cut it up into small shredded pieces and add to many different recipes. Red cabbage is filled with incredible cancer fighting properties (indole-3-carbinol). To really benefit from red cabbage…

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Family: Labiatae; other members include mints Genus and species: Rosmarinus officinalis Also known as: Rosemarie and incense (French) Parts used: Leaves Thousands of years before refrigeration, ancient people noticed that wrapping meats in crushed rosemary leaves preserved them and imparted a fresh fragrance and pleasing flavor. Therapeutic Uses: Food poisoning – meats spoil in part…

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Family: Labiatae; other members include mints Genus and species: Salvia officinalis Also known as: Garden, meadow, Spanish, Greek and Dalmatian sage Parts used: Leaves Therapeutic Uses Sage contains an aromatic oil with some therapeutic value.  The oil has one unique property that sets sage apart from all other healing herbs: It reduces perspiration. Excessive perspiration…

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You thought yogurt was full of probiotics?  It’s not the only option.  Sauerkraut is a dairy=free source of stomach friendly, immunity boosting probiotics, as well as vitamins and minerals.  The fermentation of the cabbage provides these nutritional benefits.  The key to getting the most live and active cultures is to make your own without cooking…

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