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Foods That Help Strengthen Our Immune System

Now more than ever we need to activate our defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from ever so spreading novel coronavirus COVID-19, not to mention all other viruses and infections around us. And I don’t mean masks, gloves and other pieces of PPE, I mean our internal mechanism to ward off pathogens – the immune system.… Continue reading Foods That Help Strengthen Our Immune System

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Healthy Foods for Healthy Children

Health and wellbeing of growing children depends on many factors, one of them being nutrition. While children need the same nutrients as adults – vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat, the amounts of them differ depending on child’s age. In the environment we currently live in dietary center stage is often reserved for convenient, quick… Continue reading Healthy Foods for Healthy Children

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Nutritious “Underdogs”

“Superfood” is a buzz word now. Superfoods are the powerhouses of nutrition, packing the most nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals and other healthful elements, all summarized as nutritional density of food. If food’s nutritional density outweighs its energy density (calories), simply put – if food has a lot of nutrients and is low in calories – add… Continue reading Nutritious “Underdogs”

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Prescription for chocolate

I'm not kidding. I can write you one, if there's nowhere else to get it from. I filled mine to last me a lifetime, with daily intake of at least 1 ounce, and more upon need, once or twice a day. My personal preference is for dark chocolate, 70-80% cocoa, rich and smooth, silky and… Continue reading Prescription for chocolate

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In Defense of Soy

Soy is one of the most controversial foods out there. For thousands of years it's been the center table food in Asia, and has been since losing its popularity due to unfounded health concerns that soy products allegedly promote - like breast and prostate cancer, its contribution to males' low sperm count and breast tissue… Continue reading In Defense of Soy

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Farmer Cheesecake (Healthy-ish Style)

This traditional Russian delight is packed with flavor, protein and my childhood memories 🙂 Farmer Cheese is similar to cottage cheese, though higher in protein, lower in carbs (hardly any carbs!), it has tangy flavor - similar to greek yogurt and the consistency of ricotta cheese. Here's the recipe (6 servings): 2 lbs Farmer Cheese… Continue reading Farmer Cheesecake (Healthy-ish Style)

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Healthy Snacks Ideas

Snacks are essential for many of us. In our high-paced environment, sometimes finding time for a sit-down full meal is a challenge. Having healthy snacks on you will alleviate hunger, deliver nutrition and prevent overeating at mealtime. First - what should be the dietary composition of your snack? Protein - shoot for 10 g of PRO… Continue reading Healthy Snacks Ideas

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Protein pancakes with sun butter and fruit

There's no meal like breakfast! That's when my "foodgimation" really takes off - breakfast could be anything, from fried eggs and pancakes to salads and stews. I feel like in the morning my body can easily digest everything, probably being rejuvenated and energized from the night long fast. This morning I felt like pancakes, but… Continue reading Protein pancakes with sun butter and fruit