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Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

Challenge yourself to eat new foods and learn about their health benefits in our article about the power of broccoli. This recipe may introduce you to new ingredients and flavors. Farro is a traditional Mediterranean food. It is a hearty grain with a chewy texture and rich, nutty flavor that is an excellent source of fiber and can easily be substituted for rice in soups, casseroles, or pilafs. Barberries are tart red berries of the Berberis vulgaris plant. They have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat digestive issues, infections, and skin conditions. They contain many beneficial compounds, but the most notable is berberine, a powerful antioxidant that helps manage conditions like diabetes, dental caries, and acne. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup cooked farro 2...

Food As Medicine: Consider the Broccoli Stalk

When your parents told you to eat your broccoli, they were looking out for your best interests. We now know that broccoli has several disease-fighting benefits that can optimize many aspects of your health. Some of this pharmaceutical importance includes its antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, immunomodulator, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, and cardioprotective roles. We will dive into science a bit, but you will leave this article wanting to crunch on more of this important vegetable. Broccoli, which originated in Italy, is a cruciferous vegetable or brassica, like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower. Its edible parts include the stem, leaves, and the flowers or head of the stalk. Nutritional Benefits Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A, It also provides important minerals like potassium, calcium and iron when consumed. Vitamins...

Eat Greens Every Day and Build an Internal Rainforest

  Have you ever gone through your week, and realized that you didn’t eat any greens? I used to do this and then would crowd in a salad here or there thinking that was enough. But was it enough?  NO!  We should be eating greens EVERY day, with EVERY meal.  Sounds strict, and I know a plate of greens isn’t as much fun to eat as a plate of French fries.  Let’s move past what our taste buds want and move forward to what our bodies need as a WHOLE. We need greens.  Greens help build your internal rainforest and strengthen the blood and respiratory system.  They act as a systemic purification, or detoxification, for our body, and help to balance our internal pH.  Dark, leafy greens are essential...