Green Powders: Why use them?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

THE BASICS:   We all know that that the more greens we eat, the less likely we are to develop chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. However, sadly most Americans do not eat nearly enough nutrient-packed dark-green vegetables – and thus cannot take advantage of their rich health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, enhancing detoxification, and maintaining an optimal acid-base balance in the body.   Our nutritional needs should be met primarily through diet. Greens, or any other supplements, are not intended to be a food substitute. For some people however greens may be a useful way to...

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Is ginseng good for immune system?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) grows mainly in North America (Wisconsin and Canada). Native American tribes used the root as a stimulant and to treat headaches, fever, indigestion, and infertility. American ginseng had becomeone of the most popular food/herb in China since middle of 17 century. Today, 70-80% harvested American ginseng is exported to China each year.   "Chinese people believe that regular consumption of this root can strengthen the body, increase the energy, resist fatigue, and prevent illness."   They also use it as anti-aging food because it can help reduce joints pain and muscle stiffness as well as improve...

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Back to School Recipes - Bean Salad!

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

 By Bren Boston, MD Back to school time means back to packing lunches.  The struggle is real to get temperature stable protein into our kids.  One way to do this is to pack a container of bean salad, either as a side dish or a main course.  Beans are an excellent source of plant protein, iron, fiber, and antioxidants.  They are inexpensive, filling, and delicious.  Ideally, you pack a portion of the bean salad the night before into a metal container and let it chill in the fridge overnight.  I like the U Konserve and the Kleen Kanteen brand stainless...

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Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

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By Bren Boston, M.D. I am always searching for ways to get my kids to eat more vegetables. Beets are a good option because they are naturally sweet and they are an enticing magenta color. Add to that the health benefits of beets:  they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and betaine, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that helps protect cells from environmental stress. And when I mention to my kids that beets are a source of sugar, they hop on board. You can make this salad dairy free by eliminating the cheese or adding crumbled tofu in its place. Ingredients: 1.5 cups...

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