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What’s so great about lucuma?

From ice cream to baked goods … is there anything lucuma can’t enhance?

Though lucuma isn’t a superfood that’s considered mainstream in North America (yet!), it’s actually been harvested and consumed for thousands of years in South America. This ultra-nutritious ...

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Springtime Health Helpers

Ugh, nothing brings down the springtime spirit like a cold or seasonal allergies. But never fear: by consuming superfoods that boost the immune system and relieve inflammation, you can easily keep your wellness at its peak. Additionally, because all these superfoods are real foods ...

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Cherishing chocolate: 6 incredible benefits of cacao

With it being Valentine’s Day and all, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of chocolate in the air. But don’t let all that indulgent deliciousness fool you: chocolate is, in fact, a superfood.

Of course,  not all chocolate is created equal. ...

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A Pure & Simple Holiday

Simplicity seems like a luxury these days. Our busy lives too often distract us from simple pleasures: like sitting down with the family by the fire after dinner; like celebrating the event of uprooting the biggest home-grown carrot of the year; like ...

Natural Products Expo East – Baltimore Style

Whenever I’m chatting with someone new and say “I’m in the natural foods industry,” I usually receive that kind of vacant nodding response followed by an ambiguous “Ohhhh.” It’s the same response that I, in turn, likely offer when someone tells ...

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Beauty Secrets of Superfoods

The new best friends of beauty don’t come from a tube (or a pill, or an infomercial, or the, er, “special doctor”). The beauty boost you’ve been looking for comes straight from the kitchen! A radiant exterior starts with a well-nourished body, ...

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Spring into Green!

I seriously can’t believe spring is already here – it seems like just yesterday I was dusting off my pumpkin knife and looking for any and all excuses to put the oven to some loving use. But the flower buds outside have ...

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The “Dirty Dozen:” when eating organic matt...

Undoubtedly: eating organic foods is a good thing. With every organic bite, you’ve just made such a friendly action towards both the planet and your own personal health. I also love that through funneling the money in our food budget towards companies ...

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Foodie secrets to an allergy-free season

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Just as all the trees burst forth with flowers, and brilliantly colored buds open wide to catch the warm sun . . . I seem to blossom into a sneezing, watery-eyed, allergic, phlegm-ball. Nature ...

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Edible Environmentalism

At this point in the game, if you’re seriously unaware there’s a full-swing green movement going on, I’d be hard-pressed to believe you even live under a rock — perhaps you’re under a sea of styrofoam packing peanuts, or maybe a stretch ...