Dinner Tonight: Kelp Noodle Chicken Soup

chicken noodleI cannot get enough of soups lately. Maybe it’s the cold weather, but soup, especially chicken noodle soup, makes me instantly feel better. Actually, studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken soup may help you to clear nasal congestion and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms.

This soup is twist on the traditional chicken soup. Instead of regular noodles, kelp noodles are used. Kelp noodles are gluten free and a little chewier than regular noodles. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Kelp Noodle Chicken Soup”

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Eating a Different Kind of Greens

We all know the benefits of eating spinach, broccoli, cabbage and kale, but there are different kinds of greens that also offer amazing nutritional value, as well as many potential health benefits. Sea greens – like blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella and kelp – have vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, as well as antioxidant properties. People who take greens on a regular basis report that they have more energy and vitality.  But how do you pick the best one for you? Well, many formulas contain a combination of these greens along with barley and alfalfa powders to maximize nutritional content. But if you want to try only one, here is a  a description of  some of the “sea greens” and their benefits.

Spirulina : This super food is actually a member of the blue green algae family and is the most nutrient dense. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, important to help build and maintain the body’s proteins. It also contains more Vitamin A than carrots, more iron than beef, is a profound source of protective phytochemicals, is naturally low in fat, a source of the essential fatty acid GLA, and it is easy to digest. Not too shabby. Continue reading “Eating a Different Kind of Greens”

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