Beautiful, Bountiful Blueberries — UC Davis Integrative Medicine

Is there anything more captivating to the eye or the palate than a blueberry? Their deep rich color is a fitting symbol of all the nutrition bursting inside. And since every July is National Blueberry Month, we have 31 days to celebrate this tiny nutritional powerhouse. Make your life more beautiful and bountiful…with #blueberries! via…

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How To: Rainbow Poke Bowl — Eat More Plants.

Poke bowls have been a traditional Hawaiian dish for centuries, but have gained popularity in the rest of the world in the past few years. Poke – literally means “to cut”, hence everything in your poke bowl is chopped up and ready to eat. Yessssss, that’s watermelon – marinated and pan fried. recipe for […]

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Fabulous with FIBER

saladIn my video Is the Fiber Theory Wrong?, I present that fiber-containing foods may not only help prevent heart disease, but also help treat it as well. Heart patients who increase their intake of fiber after their first heart attack reduce their risk of a second and live longer than those who don’t. But what…

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Below is a selection of foods that contain high amounts of fiber:

Cereal grains – ½ cup cooked Soluble Insoluble
Infants 0 to 6 months 0.3 AI
Barley 1 gram 4 gram
Oatmeal 1 gram 2 gram
Oat bran 1 gram 3 gram
Seeds Soluble Insoluble
Psyllium seeds ground (1 Tablespoon) 5 gram 6 gram
Fruit (1 medium fruit) Soluble Insoluble
Apple 1 gram 4 gram
Banana 1 gram 3 gram
Blackberries (½ cup) 1 gram 4 gram
Citrus Fruit (orange, grapefruit) 2 gram 2-3 gram
Nectarine 1 gram 2 gram
Peach 1 gram 2 gram
Pear 2 gram 4 gram
Plum 1 gram 1.5 gram
Prunes (¼ cup) 1.5 gram 3 gram
Legumes (½ cup cooked) Soluble Insoluble
Black Beans 2 gram 5.5 gram
Kidney Beans 3 gram 6 gram
Lima Beans 3.5 gram 6.5 gram
Navy Beans 2 gram 6 gram
Northern Beans 1.5 gram 5.5 gram
Pinto Beans 2 gram 7 gram
Lentils (yellow, green, orange) 1 gram 8 gram
Chick Peas 1 gram 6 gram
Black-eyed Peas 1 gram 5.5 gram
Vegetables (½ cup cooked) Soluble Insoluble
Broccoli 1 gram 1.5 gram
Brussels Sprouts 3 gram 4.5 gram
Carrots 1 gram 2.5 gram

 

Feeling Depressed?

IMG_8293Depression affects more than 150 million people worldwide, making it a leading cause of losing healthy years of life as a result of disability. By 2020, depression may be second only to heart disease as the leading cause of healthy years of life lost. Why is depression so common? Well, it’s said, “Nothing in Biology…

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Eating you Alive

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Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

 

A Party Platter of All Things Rice, Fermented Foods & Seaweed. — Eat More Plants.

The party platter of my dreams: rice, rice and more rice. Throw in all the nori and fermented foods you can find and I’m pretty much set for life. (those potatoes aren’t half bad either) What better way to compliment my SeaSnax nori than to pair it with copious amounts of jasmine rice, kimchi, avocado […]

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