10 Brain Boosting Bites


The connection between food and healthy aging has been well-established. More recently though, scientists have found a relationship between certain foods and how the brain functions even beyond early development in children.

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Seven Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Overhead fruit smoothie

A quick internet search on how to be more productive results in more than 36 million (yes million!) articles. Whether you’re a working professional or a college student, figuring out how to be more productive in the limited hours you have each day may feel like a constant work in progress.

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Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Tomatoes and Herbs


Poaching can feel intimidating, but it’s actually a quite simple cooking technique. Make this beautifully poached wild salmon in minutes to serve over whole wheat pasta and vegetables, all by itself, or even on a sandwich the next day.

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Surprisingly Edible Plant Parts

Garden Beets

When most of us think of vegetables, we see visions of ruby red beets and vibrant carrots roasting in the oven, or forests of tree-like broccoli stalks waiting to be steamed or stir-fried. But, what about those feathery carrot tops or deep green beet or broccoli leaves?

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Plant-Based Eating YOUR Way

Falafel balls with yogurt dip and lettuce.Top view

Health experts like a good debate about food. When reviewing recommendations in the popular media, you may be hard pressed to find a consensus about the “best” diet.

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Plant Power for Cancer Prevention


When it comes to cancer, the stats are scary — one in two men and one in three women will get cancer sometime in their life. While that reality is daunting, don’t let it make you feel powerless.

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Eat These 10 Foods to Show Love for Your Heart


When talking about heart disease prevention, often the focus is on what you shouldn’t eat: red meat, cheese, salt, too much alcohol. While removing these foods from your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, emphasizing what you can add to your plate to better your heart is just as important – and a lot more fun.

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Toasted Pepita Pesto

Cheryl Rule – toasted pepita pesto (orig)_546x320

Pesto can be made with almost any nut or seed one desires; this recipe uses pepitas. Toasting the pepitas releases their oils and deepens their flavor for a delicious take on the classic.

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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution


Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.

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Cumin-Scented Wheat Berry and Lentil Soup

Cheryl Rule – cumin-scented wheat berry lentil soup (orig)

Start a meal with a warm cup of soup and reap the benefits. This filling, hot, fiber-loaded soup will help curb your appetite, which can help with portion control. To save time, cook a large batch of wheat berries ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to one week for healthy, nutty grains at your fingertips.

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7 Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Cloves of Galic in a Wooden Serving Scoop

No one plans to get sick, and it always seems like a cold or flu hits at your busiest times. While you can’t completely avoid germs (unless you want to avoid public places altogether), there are many ways to amp up your immune system so your body is ready to fight back.

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Garbanzo Cauliflower Soup

Cheryl Rule – Garbanzo Cauliflower Soup (orig)

Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy this hearty nutrient-loaded soup. Before taking your first spoonful, take a mindful moment to smell the deep aromas and hint of paprika as the steam warms your face.

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Navigating the Holidays, Nutritiously


Most of us experience a host of challenges to our wellness goals during the holidays. We’re crunched for time, with social gatherings, volunteer service, shopping excursions, family activities, and faith events all crowding the calendar and making it even harder to fit in exercise and healthy meals.

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