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How to Make Sure Your Strawberries Are Healthy

Here at SustainableYum, we love our strawberries. There is no better way to eat healthy and celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a nice big bowl of fresh strawberries. We’d say, in fact, that a bowl of cut up strawberries and bananas may be the most delicious way to eat healthy on earth. Unless of course, you were to whip up some fresh raw cream, stir the strawberries and banana pieces into it. Let them chill for an hour and then eat it!  But in that case, you might simply go into a state of deliciousness overdose… Not All Strawberries Are as Healthy as You Think However, in order for this amazing treat to really be healthy, we need to know where those strawberries came from. We also need to know the methods of growing up these fruits. […]

By | May 18th, 2018|Blog, Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

Magnesium Deficiency – The Dangerous Condition You Didn’t Know You Have

Here we are in the 21st century, with so much new information and so many amazing discoveries that keep us healthy and living well. It’s hard to imagine that simple magnesium deficiency can destroy our good health, but the fact is, it can and it does. […]

By | April 25th, 2018|Blog, Good Stuff|0 Comments

5 Potent and Powerful Healing Herbs from the Kitchen Garden

Herbs are potent healers and add wonderful flavors to a wide range of foods. From salads to soups, stews to desserts, baked goods and all manner of dressings and sauces, herbs can transform the flavors of our food. Eat them for their great taste and they will impart their healing as an added benefit. A Family of Culinary Herbs Perhaps most diverse and well used in the kitchen is the family Lamiaceae.   Sometimes called the [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Blog, Fruits and Vegetables, Good Stuff|0 Comments

Why Hidden Sugar Matters and What the FDA’s New Labeling Rule Reveals

If you've spent any time reading about healthy food and healthy diets, you undoubtedly know that sugar is not healthy. But did you know that sugar has driven the rates of diabetes and diabetes type illnesses in the US to 1 in 3 Americans? Or that the cost of these illnesses is now increasing faster than the GDP? This is a serious health challenge, and it looks as if the FDA [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Blog, Good Stuff|0 Comments

9 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Juice Cleanse

1. You should know your fasting blood sugar levels (first thing in the morning) before you begin a cleanse. If blood sugar levels are normal, including fruit juices as a midafternoon treat during a cleanse is fine. Otherwise, restrict higher sugar content ingredients in your juicing plan. Pre-diabetic or diabetic persons should work with their personal health care professional closely during any cleanse. Knowing your fasting blood sugar levels before [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Blog, Juicing|0 Comments

Healthy Food Tip: 5 Things You Need to Know so You don’t Turn Your Grass Fed Meat into Shoe Leather

As many of my readers know, I’m passionate about grass fed meats. Grass fed or pastured meats - meats from animals that have never been fed grain - are becoming very popular because they are so healthy. But the improved health is not the only thing that is different about grass fed meats. How you cook them is different, too. And in this case, what you don't know will definitely affect your [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Blog, Good Stuff|0 Comments

Are You Eating these Spring Superfoods? How to get the Most Powerful Nutrition of the Year While You Can!

Creamy mixed Spring greens, onions, garlic and fresh pastured butter and cream. It is Spring in the Pacific Northwest and a long and lovely Spring it has been, too. This year we've had the longest Spring I can remember, with bouts of sunny warm days inter-mixed with showers and storms all the way back to February. Incredible weather, to be sure. All that sunshine and rain has meant [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

The Benefits of Blueberries: Amazing Antioxidant Brain Boosters in a Tiny Package

There is nothing so delicious as a handful of fresh, perfectly plump blueberries. Their juicy goodness carries a powerful punch nutritionally, too. So by all means, indulge yourself! There is a lot of great news about blueberries lately, and it also validates what many who choose organic have known instinctively all along. The Benefits of Blueberries Blueberries are Packed with Antioxidants The first thing to know is that organic blueberries [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|Blog, Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

The Benefits of Pectin – Maybe that Apple a Day really does keep the Doctor away

What is apple pectin? Pectin is a soluble fiber that occurs in the cell walls of plants. It is found not only in apples (1-1.5%), but also in oranges (0.5..3.5%), carrots (1.4%), apricots (1%) and especially in citrus peels (30%). A medium apple (180g) contains about 4 grams of fiber, that is 17% DV (Daily Value). [SELF Nutrition Data], and roughly half of that consists as the water-soluble apple pectin. [...]

By | August 24th, 2013|Blog, Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments



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