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Mushrooms

There are multiple varieties of mushrooms. They are a useful source of protein, folate and niacin. Mushrooms have been used in eastern medicine to prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, and help fight other diseases such as Lupus and Arthritis. When storing, keep them in the refrigerator in a paper bag.

 

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Currently over 1/3 of adults and 17% of kids 2-19 of age are considered obese. In response to the medical complications associated with obesity and increasing health cost, delegates the American Medical Association are declaring obesity a disease.

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 Mangos

 

Did you know that Mangos are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium and fiber. They have a low glycemic index which makes it a great fruit for diabetics.

If you buy one that isn't quite ripe, place it in a paper bag in a dark place and in a few days it will be ripe and ready.

 

Eat raw for the most nutritional impact.

 

For an idea or two on how to use mangos check out "The Great Mango Book" it is full of recipes.  

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Need more iron in your diet? Try some kidney beans. One serving contains 1/4 of the daily recommended intake. They also are an excellent source or protein, potassium, zinc, fiber and calcium.

They can be used as the basis of a chile, as seen in the recipe "Chili for those who'd rather not cook" in the book The part time Vegan 

 

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June 10th is our next plant based cooking class. There is still time to sign up.

Each participant gets great education on cooking techniques for seasonal ingredients and a full dinner.

Check out the video to see how much fun they are and contact us for a special discount code.....

 

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Onions

 

Did you know onions are a good source of vitamin C, have an anti-inflammatory effect, and help prevent blood clots?

While they can be stored in a cool dark place (without touching each other) for several months, the longer they are stored the less vitamin C content they will have.

 

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Ways to eat better and save some money
- grow your own
- cut out the middle man and buy direct from the farmer
- eat seasonally
- create and stick to your shopping list
- eat before shopping
- don't pay for the packaging - buy in bulk

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Eat your berries….
A recent 10 year study performed at Harvard revealed that woman who ate three servings of blueberries and/or strawberries a week had a 34 % lower risk of heart attack.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy berries?

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Sesame Seeds

Best when stored in a cool dry place. They can be eaten raw or toasted. Containing high levels of iron, zinc, calcium, and fiber they have been shown to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Mint:
Is a popular herb for many home gardeners. Not only is it great for its flavor but is has a variety of medicinal purposes including relieving congestion, and indigestion.
It looses its potency quickly so best if used fresh.
Something refreshing for the summer is to boil water with several leaves of mint in it, place the water in a ice cube tray and freeze. Gives a great taste to your water, lemonade, or tea.
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We wanted to share with you the highlights of our first Plant Based Cooking Class with Edible Education at Relish the Kitchen. The wonderful Chef Nate showed the class basic knife skills like chopping and mincing and also educated everyone on how to properly cut many fruits and vegetables.  Dinner included asian inspired miso soup, a tempeh appetizer and a crowd pleasing sweet and sour tofu with grilled pinapple. Check out the video below for the highlights.

 

We currently have two more of these classes scheduled  on May 13th and June 10th. These classes will focus on seasonal ingredients for spring and summer.

If you would like to participate in the next in our plant based cooking class contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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 Juicing

 Many people have asked us about the benefits of juicing. There are multiple benefits including increased energy, increased libido and significant weight loss. But often those who attempt to add juicing into their life do so without any guidance.  The book "Ultimate Juicing Recipes" is a great guide. It has tips on which types of juicers to buy and is full of recipes designed to help almost any medical condition. Check out the link below and get it for any of your mobile devices.

 

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 Ginger

One of the original medicines. Thru the years it has been used to aid digestion, treat nausea, and aid in motion sickness. It also has been shown to decrease inflammation and pain in the majority of people with arthritis. Ginger is easily added to many juicing recipes.

The film Fat Sick and Nearly Dead shows the benefits of juicing, a must watch.

 

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Cinnamon is loaded with nutrients such as - Manganese, fiber, iron and calcium

 

7 benefits of cinnamon

 

1. Regulates blood sugar
2. Lowers cholesterol
3. Prevents cancer
4. Prevents yeast infections
5. Relieves arthritis pain
6. Anti-clotting properties
7. Antibacterial

 

What are ways you add cinnamon to your diet?

 

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Even though it is recommended that each of us eats 8-11 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, many of us just do not or cannot get enough. Being asked "is there anything I can do to get my diet closer to recommended given my limitations?"
It is because of this we now offer Juice Plus+ as an option to help bridge the gap between what is recommended and what sometimes is reality. Juice Plus+ is a whole food concentrate made of 17 fruits, vegetables and whole grains. While real whole foods is always recommended this is an option to consider adding to your diet to get at or above the recommended daily intake of all those healthy fruits and vegetables.
Juice plus+ has been shown in many studies to
boost your immune system
have a positive impact on skin heath
positively impact systemic inflammation

To learn more about Juice Plus + click here..... www.carpenterwellness-juiceplus.com

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Broccoli
The darker the color the more nutrients it contains, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, protein, and calcium. Eating 3-5 servings help prevent cancer. When buying look for richness of color without yellow or brown patches. 

 Check out the recipe- Easy Brocccoli Snack Attack- in the book below for a new way to enjoy.

 

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Lemons

 

YES - they contain a significant amount of vitamin C. But, They also contain rutin which has been shown to prevent fluid retention and strengthen veins.  Lemons are also potent detoxifiers and have significant antibiotic properties. To get the most juice out of a lemon soak in warm water for a few minutes. Or if using a juicer - wash the lemon well and put the whole fruit (including the peel) in the juicer to get the most nutritional benefit.

 

 A great recipe for lemon sorbet with fresh basil can be found in the book "cooking from the farmers market" (see affiliate link below).


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 Sitting can increase pressure on your lumbar discs up to 40%. Sitting on a couch, driver's seat, or the chair at work all can be harmful with improper posture.

Watch this video to get some tips on improving your sitting position. one minute to wellness - sitting posture

Stability balls can also be used as a seating surface that helps reinforce proper sitting position.

Click the affiliate link below to see some stability balls available on amazon.

 

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hydration

drinking enough water is vital to your health and exercise performance.
a general guideline is...

64 ounces a day
divide it into 3-4 20 ounce segments
or 2 32 ounce segments
or drink 8 ounces 8 times a day (its quick and easy)

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Another reason to avoid BPA

The FDA has banned this substance in baby bottles and "sippy" cups but what about the rest of us? A recent study found in JAMA shows an association with urinary concentrations and obesity in children and adults. In adults there was also a correlation with coronary artery disease. The best advise is to use glass or make sure your plastics say "BPA free".

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